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January 2017: Augustin Dumay on tour in China

Augustin Dumay will be on tour in China :

Shanghai
January 8th 2017
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

Beijing
January 14th 2017
China Philharmonic Orchestra

Hangzhou
January 21st 2017
Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra

 

05/12/2016. Augustin Dumay performs Alban Berg’s compelling Violin Concerto “To the memory of an angel”

Augustin Dumay performs Alban Berg’s compelling Violin Concerto ‘To the memory of an angel’ with the Brussels Philharmonic under the baton of Chief Conductor Stéphane Denève. The Concerto is a sort of requiem for Manon Gropius, the daughter of Alma Mahler and Berg’s good friend Walter Gropius, whom Alma married after Mahler’s death. The girl died of polio at the age of 18.
Brussels – Flagey, Studio 4
Friday 9 December 2016 – 20:15

14/07/2016. ResMusica, entretien : Augustin Dumay ou la maturité rayonnante

ResMusica a eu la chance de rencontrer Augustin Dumay, de passage à Paris à l’occasion de la sortie de son dernier enregistrement consacré au deuxième concerto de Bartók. Le grand violoniste nous livre sa vision sur cette œuvre et plus généralement sur la situation de la musique classique en France par rapport à d’autres pays qu’il connaît bien comme le Japon, où il dirige le Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra à Osaka.

Propos recueillis par Jean-Claude Hulot, ResMusica, juin 2016.

Téléchargez l'interview intégrale

 
 
 

25/04/2016. New collaboration with Ekkehard Jung Artists & Projects

We are very delighted to announce that Ekkehard Jung Artists & Projects has recently started to act as General Manager for violinist and conductor Augustin Dumay.
Ekkehard Jung Artists & Projects website

24/04/2016. New Release

New release: Augustin Dumay’s electrifying interpretation of the Bartók 2nd  Violin Concerto with Kent Nagano and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, coupled with the Concerto for Orchestra.

15/02/2016. India, Mumbai: Augustin Dumay Returns to the National Centre for The Performing Arts for Two Concerts

– 16 February 2016, 7.00 pm
Symphony Orchestra of India, Augustin Dumay violin & conductor, Miguel da Silva viola, Elina Buksa violin
Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Bruch, Bizet


– 18 February 2016, 7.00 pm
Chamber Music
Augustin Dumay violin, Miguel da Silva viola, Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel’s students
Schubert, Brahms, Chausson

 
 

19/10/2015. October / November 2015: Augustin Dumay Will Be on Tour in Japan as Violinist and Conductor

– Oct. 24th: TAKASAKI. Violin & conductor, Gunma Symphony Orchestra. Mozart & Beethoven
– Oct. 27th: TOKYO. Conductor, New Japan Philharmonic & pianist Maria João Pires and pupils. All-Beethoven program
– Oct. 29th: TOKYO. Violin & conductor, New Japan Philharmonic & pianist Maria João Pires and pupils. All-Beethoven program
– Nov. 23rd: OSAKA. Conductor, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra & pianist Jean-Philippe Collard. All-Beethoven program
– Nov. 29th: OSAKA. Conductor, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra & violinist Esther Yoo. Schubert & Brahms

 

04/10/2015. Prague Philharmonia, Opening Season Concert: Augustin Dumay performs Mendelssohn’s Concerto

For his first concert as Music Director and Chief Conductor of the PKF-Prague Philharmonia, Emmanuel Villaume invites violinist Augustin Dumay to perform Mendelssohn’s Concerto.


Prague, Dvořák Hall of Rudolfinum, 4 October 2015, 7:30 pm

 

08/08/2015. Ottawa Citizen: Chamberfest: Dumay, Vanden Eynden, partners in sublime perfection

Augustin Dumay performs Alban Berg’s compelling Violin Concerto ‘To the memory of an angel’ with the Brussels Philharmonic under the baton of Chief Conductor Stéphane French violinist Augustin Dumay is this year’s Chamberfest literal poster boy, his steely gaze and patrician forehead looming large all over the city […] on Friday Dumay performed sonatas by Brahms, Debussy, Ravel and Beethoven with the distinguished Belgian pianist Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden.
[…] this was a masterful performance by two great artists at the summit of their technical and expressive powers.
Their playing agreed in refinement and insight, and each was elevated by the magnificent generosity of the other. Even their differences were complementary. Dumay, tall and lanky, plays with an almost ferocious intensity, throwing his whole body into his bowing. Vanden Eynden provides him with a poised, tranquil foundation, one carved out of a massive, rich, mahogany sound reminiscent of Egon Petri. It’s a mystery why we don’t hear this extraordinary pianist on this side of the Atlantic more often; he’d deserve his own solo recital at Chamberfest.
Brahms’ Violin Sonata No.3 received a sober, deeply sensitive and tender performance. The outer movements especially showcased Dumay’s buttery, smoky sound and Vanden Eyden’s expansive, breathing-room approach to phrasing.
With its odd, choppy, conversational feel, Debussy’s Impressionist G minor violin sonata demands the closest attention and hairtrigger reaction between the players. Dumay was all supple articulation and playful inventiveness, emphasizing the work’s modernity as well as its hothouse exoticism.
In Ravel’s Tzigane, he showed himself to be the thinking person’s virtuoso, playing with a keen intelligence and attention to Ravel’s astonishing writing that transcended mere showiness. Vanden Eynden was equally poetic and daring, achieving stunning hammered dulcimer effects in the repeated note passages.
Beethoven’s Sonata No.7 was given the full-blooded, old-school romantic treatment. Dumay’s uncanny ability to sound like a singer instead of a string player was particularly effective in the softly moonlit second movement.
For an encore, the duo gave a lush, unabashedly sentimental performance of the slow movement from Richard Strauss’ violin sonata. The audience was appreciative, but far from sold-out. It’s a pity so many people missed such a memorable recital.

Ottawa Citizen, Natasha Gauthier, July 2015

 

25/06/2015. Augustin Dumay’s new CD: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Symphony No.8 and Brahms’ String Sextet No.1

This double CD presents three aspects of Augustin Dumay’s musical career: as soloist, conductor and chamber musician. The three works were recorded in three different places – Warsaw (Poland), Tokyo (Japan) and Paris (France) –, like a symbol of his international career.

 

There’s no whiff of stale routine, and Dumay’s customarily stylish, raptly intense showing, to say nothing of his subtly variegated tonal palette, will enthral his many admirers. Fritz Kreisler’s cadenzas are favoured – and imperiously the Frenchman delivers them, too. […]
Dumay also impresses with the baton in a live account (from September 2010 in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall) of Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony. The performance as a whole has creditable zest, punch and rhythmic acuity. […]
Brahms Sextet: Nothing is forced in a memorably intuitive rendering which is intensely appreciative of this heavenly score’s generosity of spirit, burnished glow and tumbling lyricism – perhaps nowhere more so than in the inspired theme and variations of the second movement (the delicate hush these players locate at 5’56” takes the breath away). Spontaneity, joy and teamwork are the watchwords, as exemplified by the unfettered exuberance of the Scherzo’s bounding Trio section.
Onyx’s consistently superior production values, the handsome, cloth-bound presentation and excellent notes by Jeremy Nicholas bolster the appeal of this enticing package, whose two discs retail for the price of one.

Gramophone Magazine, Andrew Achenbach, June 2015

24/06/2015. Gramophone Magazine

 

28/05/2015. BRAHMS Sonatas “It’s a disc to treasure” (The Guardian)

These performances are not about flashy violin playing or the sparring of an ego-clashing partnership: they are simply fine, considered accounts of three great violin sonatas that seem more impressive with each listen.Augustin Dumay’s opening to the G major Sonata Op 78 is rather slithery, with lots of portamento, but that turns out to be just the way he hears those first phrases, and typical of his willingness to focus every colour and inflection in his repertoire on articulating these works. Those colours are strikingly effective: from the almost viola-like richness with which Dumay invests the main theme of the finale of the A major Sonata Op 100, to the hushed intensity and the silvery half-tone that he brings to the slow movement of the D minor Op 108. And in Louis Lortie he has a partner who is both wonderfully attentive and full of imaginative ideas in his own right; it’s a disc to treasure.
The Guardian, Andrew Clements, Jan. 2014

 

27/05/2015. May-June 2015: Augustin Dumay Tours Europe with Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra

From May 29-June 4, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra will tour Europe for the first time, under the baton of its Music Director Augustin Dumay. They will visit Germany (Tonhalle Düsseldorf and Mozartfest Würzburg), Switzerland (Fondation Gianadda) and Italy (Brescia and Bergamo Festivals).

– 29 May, 20h: Switzerland, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny
– 30 May, 20h: Germany, Tonhalle Düsseldorf
– 1 June, 21h: Italy, Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo (Festival Pianistico
Internazionale di Brescia e Bergamo)
– 2 June, 20h45: Italy, Teatro Grande, Brescia (Festival Pianistico
Internazionale di Brescia e Bergamo)
– 4 June, 20h: Germany, Residenz Würzburg (Mozartfest)

 

7/11/2014. New release: Augustin Dumay & Louis Lortie Play Brahms Sonatas

The secret of a fulfilled artistic life might be said to be found in that aspiration towards indefinite repetition, ever alike and yet different, in a cyclical process of constant struggle that simultaneously gives it its depth and its abundant youth – as Nietzsche defined it through his myth of “eternal recurrence”.
It is in this spirit that Augustin Dumay returns to the three sonatas for violin and piano of Johannes Brahms – like a scientist, a painter or a writer who never loses heart in his quest for the ‘inaccessible star’.
Olivier Bellamy

Le secret d’une vie accomplie d’artiste n’est-elle pas dans cette aspiration à ce qu’elle se répète indéfiniment, sans cesse semblable et toujours différente, de manière cyclique et dans une lutte constante qui lui donne tout à la fois sa profondeur et sa jeunesse à profusion, ainsi que Nietzsche l’a défini à travers son mythe de l’Éternel Retour.
C’est dans cet état d’esprit qu’Augustin Dumay aborde une nouvelle fois les trois sonates pour violon et piano de Johannes Brahms. Comme un scientifique, un peintre ou un écrivain qui ne perdrait jamais courage dans sa quête vers “l’inaccessible étoile”.
Olivier Bellamy

 

17/10/2014. Augustin Dumay Embarks on Three-Week Asian Tour

– Nov. 8th: Beijing, China. Violin & conductor, China Philharmonic. Mozart & Beethoven
– Nov. 15th: Osaka, Japan. Violin & conductor, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra. All-Beethoven program
– Nov. 17th: Hyogo, Japan. Chamber Music. Mozart & Brahms
– Nov. 18th: Osaka, Japan. Violin & conductor, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra. All-Beethoven program
– Nov. 21st: Osaka, Japan. Conductor, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra & cellist Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. Tchaikovsky, Ravel & Brahms

 

12/10/2014. October 2014: Augustin Dumay in London with Maria João Pires & Antonio Meneses

Augustin Dumay will perform 4 concerts in the UK with pianist Maria João Pires and cellist Antonio Meneses.
Although Maria João Pires has often partnered Augustin Dumay over the years and plays regularly with Antonio Meneses, this will be the first time the three musicians play together as a trio.

– Oct. 24th, London, Royal Festival Hall: BeethovenTriple Concerto with London Philharmonic Orchestra & Jukka-Pekka Saraste
– Oct. 25th, Saffron Walden (Essex), Saffron Hall: All-Beethoven Chamber Program
– Oct. 27th, London, Wigmore Hall: All-Beethoven Chamber Program
– Oct. 28th, London, Wigmore Hall: All-Beethoven Chamber Program

 

– Sep. 15th: OSAKA. Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Augustin Dumay conductor, Kerson Leong violin. Schumann, Beethoven
– Sep. 20th: OSAKA. Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Augustin Dumay conductor, Sukeyuki Iwatani violin, Pavel Gomziakov cello. All-Brahms program
– Sep. 24th: FUKUOKA.  Augustin Dumay violin, Rémi Geniet piano. Brahms, R. Strauss, Franck
– Sep. 29th: TOKYO. Augustin Dumay violin, Rémi Geniet piano. Brahms, R. Strauss, Franck
– Oct. 7th: TOKYO. Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Augustin Dumay violin & conductor.  Chausson, Ravel, Massenet, Bizet
– Oct. 8th: IWAKI. Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Augustin Dumay violin& conductor. Ravel, Glinka

 

September-October 2017, Japan Tour: Augustin Dumay will perform in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka and Iwaki

– Sep. 15th: OSAKA. Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Augustin Dumay conductor, Kerson Leong violin. Schumann, Beethoven
– Sep. 20th: OSAKA. Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Augustin Dumay conductor, Sukeyuki Iwatani violin, Pavel Gomziakov cello. All-Brahms program
– Sep. 24th: FUKUOKA.  Augustin Dumay violin, Rémi Geniet piano. Brahms, R. Strauss, Franck
– Sep. 29th: TOKYO. Augustin Dumay violin, Rémi Geniet piano. Brahms, R. Strauss, Franck
– Oct. 7th: TOKYO. Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Augustin Dumay violin & conductor.  Chausson, Ravel, Massenet, Bizet
– Oct. 8th: IWAKI. Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Augustin Dumay violin& conductor. Ravel, Glinka

01/12/2017. Augustin Dumay & Louis Lortie: Recital at Wigmore Hall, London

After the CDs Franck & Strauss Sonatas ("just gorgeous... an impressive partnership", BBC3 radio) and Brahms Sonatas ("a disc to treasure", The Guardian), two outstanding artists join forces in a programme of masterworks for violin and piano for a recital at Wigmore Hall, London.

Wednesday 1st November 2017 - 7:30 pm

Brahms, R. Strauss, Franck