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Patrick Burgan, composer

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Agrégé in musicology, first prize of composition, orchestration and analysis of the CNSM of Paris (classes of Ivo Malec, Gérard Grisey and Betsy Jolas), several laureat of the Institut de France - including the Prix Pierre Cardin in 1995 - Patrick Burgan was a resident of Casa de Velasquez in Madrid from 1992 to 1994. In 1996 he received the Grand Prix of the Simone Foundation and Cino Del Duca and the Academy of Fine Arts, about which Henri Dutilleux wrote to him: "I am quite moved and proud because you know all the esteem that I have for your music and with what attention I strive to follow your creations ".

In 2008, the Grand Prix Sacem Symphonic Music will crown all of its production. The work of Patrick Burgan, which has four operas, as well as many instrumental, symphonic and vocal pieces, is regularly performed in most countries around the world by prestigious orchestras, ensembles and soloists.

It has been unanimously hailed by critics who regularly come back to its solar and Dionysian energy and its immediate impact on the audience.

We must remember especially the undeniably theatrical character of this music which participates as much in an expressive sensuality as the most exalted lyricism.

Dr Jean Abitbol, phoniatre

Dr. Jean Abitbol is ENT and Phoniatre, one of the world's leading vocal cord specialists. He is head of clinic at the Faculty of Medicine of Paris. Passionate for more than 30 years by the scientific and artistic aspect of voice, he works on vocal cord laser surgery and medical voice imaging.

 

Recognized internationally, he works with American teams on this subject. He was also the oto-rhino who made it possible to watch the human voice by tele-video-endoscopy, in the early 80's. And co-produced many films including "The voice print", "The voice in "The Voice of the Ventriloquists" ... He has among his patients many known singers as well as actors, lawyers, teachers ... People using their voice for their profession.

 

Jean Abitbol is the author of The Odyssey of the Voice (2005), The Power of the Voice (2016) and Voices of Women (2019).

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Cécile Madelin, soprano

Born in 1996, Cécile Madelin began learning music at a very young age by viola da gamba and piano. From the age of eight, she joined the Paris Masters, directed by Patrick Marco where she discovered her passion for singing and stage. Her dual Franco-German culture encouraged her to participate in the "Jugend musiziert" competition, where she won the first prize, as well as a Charlotte Hamel Stiftung scholarship. She also performs as a soloist in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo (Ninfa) at the Déodat de Séverac festival, as well as in Molière's Malade Imaginaire with Charpentier's musical interludes at the CNSAD in the first Conservatoire de Paris. She sings solo soprano in the Weihnachtsoratorium under the direction of Laurence Equilbey and in a program of French Baroque music with Emmanuelle Haïm at the Salon des Invalides.

In 2017, she made her debut in the role of Cherubin, in Le Nozze di Figaro on tour with Opera en Plein Air. In 2018 she played the role of Valencienne in a staging by Emmannuelle Cordoliani. In early 2019, Cécile performed alongside tenor Etienne de Bénazé on a tour of China with the PSL orchestra conducted by Johann Fargeot. Every summer since 2014, she organizes with her soprano sister Marine Madelin an academy at Schloss Heiligenkreuz (Vienna). Together, they give recitals of old and romantic music on German and French scenes. Laureate of the contest of Saisons de la Voix in Gordes, she is also named "Young hope" of the CFPL (French Center for Lyric Promotion) by Raymond Duffaut. Since 2018, it has been supported by the Fondation de France. Cécile is currently pursuing her master's degree at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris in Elène Golgevit's class after an exchange with Christine Schäfer at the Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler Berlin.

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Cécile Madelin, soprano

French-German Marine Madelin is the eldest of four siblings. She starts the music very young, when she moved with her family over the conservatory where she will learn piano, recorder and ballet. Her enthusiasm for singing leads her to the Paris Masters, where she discovers her passion for the stage.

 

After her baccalaureate, the soprano began her studies at the Musikhochschule Freiburg where she made her first experiences as a soloist. Since 2014, she has been a student of Anna Korondi's class at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. She also follows Anna Korondi's contemporary music class and Wolfram Rieger's Lied class.

Marine Madelin performs with different formations on international stages. She has a special interest in early music, Lied and melody as well as contemporary vocal music. She created the Calliope ensemble - composed of a baroque harp, a theorbo and a baroque guitar - in Berlin and performed as a duo with her sister Cécile.

 

Since 2016 she has been a recipient of the Deutschlandstipendium and the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation in Berlin.

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