EDITO - Le printemps du violon





4 years full ! 


Paris is celebrating the violin on the 21st of March, which is the first day of spring and the birthday of all musicians’s father: Jean-Sebastien Bach, celebrating 334 years since he was born. 


The festival’s hero is the violon - instrument-violon, classical-violin, romantic-violin, rock-violon, baroque-violon that is burning up through today’s violinists, starting with our co-directors and founders: Anton Martynov and Michael Guttman. These two sensational violinists have looked for a way to bring the quintessence of their instruments through an international festival, open to all, and in prestigious locations at the heart of the 7th district of Paris. 


The event brings together international solo musicians with superstars, unfolding before the eyes of our festival’s godfather: Ivry Gitlis, who gives every year a Price that bears his name. 


A concert that is organised by the Romanian Cultural Institute of Paris, and the Azerbaijan Embassy will take place on the 23rd of March at 8pm for the France-Romania Season of 2019. Pieces of the famous Romanian composer, George Enesco - Ivry Gitlis professor - will be played. Romanian music will be the the pivotal theme of this festival - The Violon Spring - with songs inspired by the Romanian folklore, brought about by Romanian interpreters like Sarah Nemtanu (first violon solo of the National Orchestra of France), George Tudorache (first violon solo of the London Symphony Orchestra et the Orchestra Phillarmonique of Liege), Razvan Popovici (solo and alto solo invited by the Essen, Munich, Cologne, Gstaad and Kobe orchestras) et the pianist Claudia Bara. 


Several additional beautiful interpretations: the first French interpretation of a Sonate of Eugène Ysaÿe, recently discovered, completed and registered in a world premiere by Philippe Graffin, the “4 seasons and a half”, by Vivaldi with the phenomenon Gilles App, classical mixed with tango with the Soledad ensemble, the BA-ROCK composed by Anton Martynov and the famous PURPLE HAZE by Jimi Hendrix as a description for the cordes orchestra - that is the fireworks that will close the Festival