Franz Liszt is universally known as the greatest virtuoso of his time. However, his pianistic output is still not completely familiar and some of his works for piano and orchestra are even today virtually unknown to the music-loving public! Such is the case for the works featured in this concert – an unmissable chance to hear some rarely performed works. The young Hungarian conductor Gergely Madaras has all the intelligence and flair required for interpreting less-heard music – as does Czech pianist Ivo Kahánek, 2004 winner of the prestigious Prague Spring International Music Competition.

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Photo / Gergely Madaras ©Balazs Borocz-Pilvax

Prelude, introducing the tenancy of Gérard Pesson as composer in residence

Bazoumana yo
Ed Precious Dionela, piano
Trois mains vertes sur de vieux airs
Elisa Ardrizzi, piano
(students from the Beausoleil music school)
Le diable dans le beffroi
Vinteuil: une page retrouvée
Allan d’Orlan de Polignac, piano
(students from the regional conservatory of Nice)

Franz Liszt
Festklänge, poème symphonique n°7, S.101
Totentanz, S.126
Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe, poème symphonique n°13, S.107
Grande Fantaisie symphonique sur des thèmes de Lelio de Berlioz,
pour piano et orchestre, S. 120

Ivo Kahánek, piano
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Gergely Madaras, conductor


After the concert, we invite the public to a free musical moment to close the last edition of Marc Monnet at the direction of the Festival.
offered by Adélaïde Ferrière (percussion), François-Frédéric Guy (piano), Marc Coppey (cello)