Rendez-vous Musical #93

The FEU’s beloved Sunday concert series is back! During the Rendez-Vous Musical #93 coordinated by Edgar Jaber, some of the FEU’s talented musicians & guest artists will pay homage to the classics and put their own spin on contemporary works in a dynamic and captivating performance.

These concerts, which are an opportunity for the musicians to present the works they are perfecting or creating, are known for their friendly and warm atmosphere. The audience, delighted by the (re)discovery of classical and contemporary works and new compositions, often stays to chat with the musicians, who take great pleasure in these exchanges, always talking about music and their discipline with great passion.

Pratical Information

Date Sunday, November 5 | Time 5pm | Facebook Event

Free Reservation

Save the Date! Next concert on Sunday, December 3rd


Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Canzonnetta de Salvatore Rosa, Années de Pèlerinage – Deuxième année : Italie, S. 161
Valse oubliée No. 1, S. 215/1
Schubert/Liszt, Valse Caprice No.6, S. 427
Edgar Jaber, piano

Nicolas Chédeville (1705-1782)
Il Pastor fido, Op.13, Sonata no.6 (att. Antonio Vivaldi)
2. Largo
3. Allegro ma non presto
Isabelle Pazar, flute
Edgar Jaber, piano

André Jolivet (1905-1974)
Incantation Pour Que l’Image Devienne Symbole (1937)
Ethan Nylander, flute

Ian Clarke (1965 – )
Zoom Tube (1999)
Ethan Nylander, flute

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude and Fugue in C Major BWV 846
Prelude and Fugue in c minor BWV 847
Prelude and Fugue in C Sharp Major BWV 848
Prelude and Fugue in c sharp minor BWV 849
Ian Tomaz, piano

A. Honnegger (1892-1955)
Violin Sonata no.2, H.24
1. Allegro cantabile
2. Larghetto
3. Vivace assai
Jonathan Mutel, violin
Ian Tomaz, piano

C. Debussy (1843-1913)
Piano Trio, G Major, L.5
4. Allegro cantabile
Schmidt Trio
Angel Guanga, violin
Malka Bobrove, piano
Noelia Carrasco, cello

Handel /Halvorsen (1864-1935)
Passacaglia for violin and cello
Jonathan Mutel, violin
Isabelle Liu, cello

Resident Musicians

Born and raised in Osaka, Japan, Malka Bobrove began her early training at the Yamaha Music School. Malka is currently studying Piano Performance under full scholarship at NYU Steinhardt with Eduardus Halim, who holds the Sascha Gorodnitzki Chair and was the last pupil of the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz. Malka has been awarded several prizes such as the Osaka Mayor’s Award and Gold Prize in the Miotsukushi Music Festival, Gold prize Chopin Competition in ASIA, and 1st place in the Arukas Piano Competition. Malka believes that young artists like herself have the power to heal and spread happiness through the arts. Through her music, she hopes to continue inspiring not only herself, but also the people around her.

Born in Boston and raised in Bucharest, Edgar Jaber is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Applied Mathematics at ENS Paris-Saclay. He is a pupil of the Romanian pianists Toma Popovici and Viorica Rădoi as well as of American pianist Jay Gottlieb. Also a conductor, Jaber is the current musical director of the Orchestre du Collège Néerlendais at Cité Universitaire. His repertoire focuses mainly on classical and romantic German composers as well as early twentieth century modernism.

Isabella Liu is a cellist from Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has been a member of the Grammy-nominated Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra since 2019 under Maestro Benjamin Zander. An alumni of Boston University Tanglewood Institute and the Curtis Institute of Music Summerfest, Isabella has been awarded numerous accolades for her work as a soloist and orchestral musician, and has studied with cellists from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Royal College of Music. She is a third-year at New York University on a full scholarship for Cello Performance.

Jonathan Mutel is a prominent violinist on the international stage, and open to many musical repertoires. His passion for chamber music and the symphonic repertoire has led him to perform in France (Philharmonie de Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Salle Gaveau) but also in Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and China. At the Amsterdam Conservatory of Music he perfected his playing and expanded his repertoire with his teacher Peter Brunt. Within this context he has been exploring new musical horizons, including the baroque repertoire on periodic instruments as well as the modern repertoire and musical improvisation. Jonathan Mutel studies jazz violin at the conservatory and teaches violin at the Fontenay-le-Fleury music school.

Holding a Bachelor’s of Music in Flute Performance from West Virginia University, Ethan Nylander is a rising professional flutist who especially enjoys orchestral music, contemporary music, and composition. Ethan is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant to France, and he currently studies at the École Normale Supérieure de Musique de Paris with flutist Mihi Kim. Some of Ethan’s prized accomplishments include winning First Place in the Atlanta Flute Club Young Artist Competition and Carl D. Hall Piccolo Competition, First Place in the Central Ohio Flute Association Collegiate Competition, First Place in the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute Solo Competition, and Second Place in the Mid Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s Elizabeth Loker Concerto Competition. He also won the WVU Young Artist Competition in 2022 and performed solo with the WVU Symphony Orchestra. During his studies at WVU, Ethan recorded an album of solo pieces for Alto and Bass flute by French-speaking composers titled Métamorphose: Contemporary Solo Works for Low Flutes which can be found on streaming platforms. He briefly studied composition at WVU and has written multiple pieces for flute, to include flute and piano works, solo flute, and flute and electronics- one of which has been recorded on his album. Ethan has performed in concert halls such as the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kresge Concert Hall in Pittsburgh.

Isabelle Pazar is a Fulbright Research Scholar currently in residence at the U.S. Foundation to study flute pedagogy and traditional techniques in the French flute school. For her research project, Isabelle joins the École Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot and studies alongside flutist Patricia Nagle. Originally from the United States, and more specifically Maine, Isabelle is a doctoral candidate in music performance at Stony Brook University in New York, where she had the good fortune to study with renowned flutist Carol Wincenc. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College after studying with assistant flute professor Judy Grant, creator and director of the Boston Flute Academy. In 2017, she received a scholarship from Boston College to attend the Cremona Italy International Music Festival and Competition. Isabelle earned a master’s degree in music performance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2020, where she studied flute with Dr. Cobus du Toit and worked as an assistant studio flute teacher. She also helped teach music history. She also studied with flutist Sooyun Kim of the renowned Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society in New York, and performed in several MasterClasses for flutists Leone Buyse, Elizabeth Rowe, Mario Caroli, Linda Toote, and Lorne McGhee. Isabelle’s love of music composition, and particularly of the Romantic era, brought her to Paris to study the flute in her native land. Recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship for 2023-2024, Isabelle is thrilled to continue her studies here in Paris as artist-in-residence at the Fondation des États-Unis.

Ian Tomaz is an American pianist currently based in Paris, France. He has studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot since 2021, working with Pascal Roge. He is in residence at the Fondation des Etats Unisin 2022-2023 as a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholar, performing concerts as an Artist in Residence at the Fondation des États-Unis and around Paris while working on the major solo, chamber and art song compositions of Francis Poulenc. Since moving to Paris, he has performed at Salle Cortot, Musee J.J. Henner and the Centre Culturel Czech and was also chosen as a full scholarship participant for the Academie de Musique Francaise, playing for renowned French pianists including Michel Beroff, Jacques Rouvier, Anne Queffelec, Marie Catherine Girod and Francoise Thinat. He began his studies at the ENMP thanks to the generous support of the Bourse Marandon from the Societe des Professeurs de Français et Francophones D’Amérique in New York.

Guest Musicians

Noelia Carrasco is a versatile cellist currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance at New York University under the tutelage of Marion Feldman. Noelia was a fellow in the Vargas-Vetter/ Ukena 2020-21 Fellowship for students in underserved communities where she received a grant and mentorship with cellist Christine Lamprea. In the fall of 2020, Noelia took part in the recording of the debut album of the New York Youth Symphony, Works by Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman. The album reached number one on the Billboard Charts for Traditional Classical Albums in May 2022 and won a Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance in February 2023. She also performed in the opening ceremony for the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the documentary The Conductor and with Billy Ray Cyrus in the 2021 Fourth of July CNN “The Fourth in America” television special. In October 2022, Noelia appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as the cellist in the string quintet which performed with recording artist and TikTok sensation JVKE.

Angel Guanga is currently in the process of completing his undergraduate degree in Violin Performance at New York University under Cyrus Beroukhim, Music Associate Professor of String Studies. Angel started his violin studies at the age of 14 and worked with Madeleine Jansen for 3 years prior to moving to New York City. Angel has played in numerous masterclasses under renowned musicians such as Sheryl Staples, Katherina Kang, Daniel Phillips, Melissa White, Brennan Sweet, and Max Zorin. Angel was a member of the New Jersey Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Henry Kao from 2017-2020 and the New Jersey Youth Symphony conducted by Helen Cha-Pyo for the 2020-21 season. He received an Honorable Mention in the New Jersey Youth Symphony Concerto Competition in 2021 for his performance of Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto Op.14, and attended Luzerne Music Center Festival, NYU String Intensive, and Roundtop Music Festival. In March 2022, Angel performed with Orchestra Amadeus in their Concert for Ukraine to fundraise for those affected by the Ukraine War. He aspires to provide resources and guidance for young students who are intimidated to pursue a career in music at an older age.

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