A few days before the world premiere of Bernard Foccroulle’s Climbing – Dancing, La Monnaie cellist Sébastien Walnier shares his impressions on this new cello concerto dedicated to Trisha Brown.
Composer and former general director of La Monnaie Bernard Foccroulle explains how the late choreographer Trisha Brown served as an inspiration for Climbing – Dancing. His cello concerto, commissioned by La Monnaie, gives a contemporary touch to the final Beethoven concert of our 2018-19 cycle, with the Seventh and Eighth Symfonies.
The La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra was established 250 years ago. Who better to highlight in celebration of this anniversary than the artists in the orchestra pit? We invited cellist Sébastien Walnier to discuss life as it is in the orchestra, his love for Puccini and why the cello stole his heart.
Marking two hundred years since his birth, this article celebrates Belgian composer César Franck by recounting the highlights of his life and work.
As a singer, she could very well sing the title role in The Queen of Spades herself, but in recent years she has added the conductor's card to her game. We asked Nathalie Stutzmann during the piano rehearsals for our new production about the incredible richness of Tchaikovsky's score.