last year, the ceremony was held in the Grange au Lac in Evian, at the foot of the mountains. The Victories of the classical music will be celebrated this year on the Seine Music, in the middle of the water. The 26th ceremony will be held on Wednesday at 21h, re-circulated live on France 3 and France Musique .
In addition to providing a showcase for media artists and classical music in general, the Victories of the classical music boasts of “spotting” the young prodigies. Two of the award categories serve this purpose: the revelations, “solo instrumental” and the revelations “opera singer”. The public votes for these categories are open until Tuesday 20h.
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mezzo-sopranos Ambroisine Bra and Eleonore Pancrazi, and baritone-bass Guilhem Worms are the revelations “opera singer” . The guitarist Thibaut Garcia, the pianists Alexandre Kantorow and Theo Fouchenneret are the revelations, “solo instrumental” . They are not strangers. Theo Fouchenneret, 24 years old, was invited to the festival de la Roque d’anthéron. Alexandre Kantorow, only 20 years old, is the beginning of very promising careers. It has already happened in the auditorium of the Fondation Louis Vuitton and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
the names of The previous winners of each of these categories have since passed through the doors of the great concert halls. The brothers Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Bertrand Chamayou, David Kadouch in the first. In the second, Patricia Petibon, Philippe Jaroussky or Julie Fuchs.
Solo instrumental, vocal artist, composer
For the first time in his outstanding career, the american pianist Nicholas Angelich is named in the category solo instrumental . Another pianist, the French Bertrand Chamayou brig also the place. He had already obtained in the 2011 and 2016. The jury of Victories is faithful to his tastes. The cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras will be their rival – he was already the winner in this same Victory in 2008.
In 2016, the soprano Elsa Dreisig came to receive the trophy of the revelation “opera singer”. She can now claim that d’ singer of the year, just as the baritone Stéphane Degout, unique-figure in the opera scene, and the soprano Sandrine Piau.
the Three musicians are in the running for the last category, the one of the best composer of the year. The violinist and conductor 29-year-old Benjamin Attahir, Guillaume Connesson, one of the French composers most played in the world, and Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, distinguished in 2010 by the prix Nadia and Lili Boulanger.
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After eighteen years of unwavering submission Victories, Frédéric Lodéon, leaving room for Judith Chaine, sister to France Musique , and Leila Kaddour, a journalist on France 2. Roberto Alagna and his companion Aleksandra Kurzak will participate in the show as guest-stars. And Lang Lang, the pop star of the piano, will receive a Victory with honor.