The Fondation Bell'Arte
THE INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE FOR
Artists in residence
MANUEL BEJA SANTOS
As an artist in residence of the Bell'Arte Foundation for 9 years, created by Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri, Elodie Vignon enjoys an extending of her activity as a soloist and chamber music in both Europe and the USA.
Mrs. Vignon has played as a soloist and under direction of distinguished conductors such as Ramon Tebar or Philippe Entremont, and notably has performed both Frédéric Chopin's Concerti for piano at the Palm Beach International Piano Festival.
After the classical studies in Lyon (Conservatoire Régional de Lyon), Vignon obtained a Gold Medal in 2001. She moved to Brussels to study with Daniel Blumenthal (Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels), where she obtained two Master degrees (piano and chamber music) with a special mention. Consequently, Elodie was invited by many music festivals through Europe, and studied intensely with Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri, an exceptional artist who inherited from his masters Claudio Arrau and Georges Cziffra a deep knowledge of the repertoire, great pedagogical skill and unusual generosity
In March 2018, Elodie Vignon released her first CD for Cypres Records, recording Claude Debusy's complete Piano Etudes, completed by twelve poems she commissioned from the Belgian poet Lucien Noullez.
The recording received rave reviews in Europe, and was awarded 4 stars in the prestigious French magazine Classica.
The Germen magazine Pianist classified Ms Vignon in the " Best Debussy Performers ".
Over the last 6 months, Mrs. Vignon has presented this repertoire in concert all over the globe : France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, North Carolina, Florida, Christ Church Cathedral of Montreal, as well as the Steinway Hall of New York City.
Born in 1987 near Brussels, Belgium, Julien Libeer's earliest musical memory was the famous documentary on the recording of West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein. The piano, which he took up at age six, quickly became the faithful companion for expressing a love of music that, until today, thrives as much on opera, orchestra and chamber music as on the piano repertoire.
Julien Libeer has been the guest of the Palais des Beaux-Arts and Flagey in Brussels, the Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), the Barbican Hall in London, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Barcelona's Palau de la Musica and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
Other tours take him to Japan (Tokyo, Sumida Tryphony Hall), Lebanon (Beirut Chants festival), the US (Miami International Piano Festival). He is artist in residence at Flagey, Brussels.
He has performed with the Brussels Philharmonic, the Belgian National Orchestra, deFilharmonie, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Sinfonia Varsovia and the New Japan Philharmonic among others, under conductors such as Trevor Pinnock, Michel Tabachnik, Augustin Dumay, Hervé Niquet, Serge Pehlevanian, Joshua Weilerstein, Enrique Mazzola, Christopher Warren-Green…
An accomplished chamber musician, he works on regular basis with Augustin Dumay, Camille Thomas, Frank Braley, Maria João Pires and Lorenzo Gatto, with whom he performs the complete Beethoven violin sonatas.
Julien Libeer has studied piano with Daniel Blumenthal (Royal Conservatory of Brussels), Jean Fassina (Paris), and is an associate artist of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, where he studied intensely with Maria Joao Pires and the members of the Artemis Quartet. Furthermore, he has received the advice of Dmitry Bashkirov, Alfred Brendel, Abdel Rahman El Bacha and Gerhard Schulz (Alban Berg Quartet). Since 2018, he is artist in residence at the Bell'Arte Foundation, created by the pianist Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri.
Although he consciously avoided engaging in any kind of competition, he has received such honorary prizes as the Juventus award (most promising young European soloist) in 2008, and was elected Young Musician of the Year by the Belgian Music Press Association in 2010.
The Klara award 2013 was attributed to him by the audience of the national radio for classical music. Much appreciated for his eloquence, Julien Libeer is a regular guest of media at home and abroad. His work has been subject of a TV documentary ("Technique doesn't exist", 2013), also available on YouTube.
Based in Brussels, he spends most of his free time reading, swimming or enjoying a good series, and is actively engaged in a number of social projects, all rooted in the idea that music, far beyond its esthetic value, can be a force of change for anyone ready to listen.
Arvindan Thekkadath is a Franco-Canadian pianist.
He was born in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. At the age of six, Thekkadath started studying piano with a heavy emphasis on Jazz. At the age of 15 he directed his high school music projects as well as started performing with the Ottawa Creative Art Centre's Jazz Orchestra.
Thekkadath then shifted focus primarily to Classical repertoire. In 2010 he moved to Paris to study in the classical vein at the École Normale de Musique de Paris with Professor Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri until 2016.
Thekkadath currently studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with Daniel Blumenthal and the ICPA with Nelson Delle-Vigne Fabbri.
He is also closely mentored by a faculty of professors, including Jerome Lowenthal, Jean-Philippe Collard, Michael Karpov, Petras Geinusas, Boaz Sharon, ChinChuan Chang and other highly acclaimed pedagogues from around the world.
He is frequently invited to perform in festivals and concerts internationally, notably: La Salle Cortot, Fondation Hellenic, the Home of Claude Debussy in Paris, Canadian Ambassador to France Residence, Canadian Ambassador to the European Union Residence, Festival Chopin in Valldemossa Mallorca, Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy Hall in Vilnius, Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida, and the Fondation Bell'Arte in Belgium.
MANUEL BEJA SANTOS
Manuel Beja Santos started playing the piano at the age of five with Anne Marie Oberreit, the founder of the Suzuki School in Brussels.
He later moved to Lisbon, to continue studying with Mariana Cruz. During this period, he participated in numerous national competitions where he was awarded a number of prizes and performed as soloist for the first time at the age of 12. He worked closely with some of the best-known Portuguese pianists, such as Pedro Burmester and Artur Pizarro.
He studied at Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance in London under the tutelage of Mikhail Kazakevich and Hillary Coates. While at Trinity, he regularly performed across the UK, as well as won several solo and chamber competitions, and took part in numerous educational and multi-disciplinary projects.
At Trinity, he worked with luminaries such as Boris Berman, Martino Tirimo, Paul Badura-Skoda and Angela Hewitt.
After graduating, Manuel finished his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with Serbian pianist Aleksandar Madžar and joined the Bell'Arte Foundation.
As an Artist-in-Residence, he has had the opportunity to perform in Portugal, Italy, Russia, USA, Lithuania, Belgium and Ireland.
He currently holds a teaching position at the British School of Brussels and is regularly invited to take part in numerous musical projects.
Manuel nurtures a special interest for the polyphony and counterpoint of J. S. Bach's music.
Born in Brussels in 1945, Adré Pobé was formed at the Academy of Fine Arts at Mons, under the direction of the painter Gustave Camus, with a teachers Edmond Dubrunfaut, Gabriel Belgeonne, Gustave Marchoul, André Hupet and Zéphir Busine.
He frequents the Group Maka, Charles Szymkowiczn Daniel Pelletti, Christian Leroy, Yvon Vandycke, …
Pobé will start as a graphist but will very quickly turn his career towards painting and will go on for ever.
Since then, he participated to numerous exhibitions.
His paintings can be found worldwide : Belgium, France, USA, China, Taiwan, …
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