OPERA NIGHT IN GUARNERIUS
First time in Belgrade!
Célestine Colbert, soprano (Switzerland)
Camille Chappuis, soprano (Switzerland)
Jasna Jeremić, piano
Program: Monteverdi, Mozart, Puccini, Britten
The concert will take place on
Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 20 h in
Art Centre GUARNERIUS
Džordža Vašingtona 12, 11000 Belgrade
Reservation at tel. 069 361 2038, 011/3345 237
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Célestine Colbert, soprano, is engaged in music since her early childhood. She studied violin at the Conservatory of Lausanne (Switzerland) and was a member of various vocal Ensembles. As an adolescent she collaborated with jazz musicians. With fifteen years, she revealed the opera as the place where she found her future vocation. She entered the Conservatory “Ribaupierre Institute” in Lausanne in the class of Professor Ioane Bentoiu, where she graduated on 2013. Célestine has also completed the studies of art history, French literature and musicology at the University of Geneva. Specific dark color of her voice makes her easy to sing a solo repertoire of Brahms, Schumann, R. Strauss, Verdi, Mozart and Wagner, as well as the Puccini’s opera repertoire. After graduation, together with her colleagues Florence Renaud (soprano) and Raphael Wulschlaeger (bass-baritone) Célestine established the Ensemble “FloRaCe” which performs the opera repertoire throughout Switzerland. She is a member of Opera Studio founded by Ioane Bentoiu and as member, she performed significant opera roles. After completing her studies in Lausanne, Célestine was perfecting at Jacobs School of Music in the USA under Professor Carol Vaness. She has performed at the prestigious “Verbier”, festival of classical music in Switzerland and as a soloist of the choir “Euterpe” under the direction of Christoph Gesney.
Camille Chappuis is a lyric soprano. After finishing her studies of musicology and anthropology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), Camille entered the Conservatory “Ribaupierre Institute” in Lausanne in the class of Ioane Bentoiu, where she graduated in June 2014. She attended master classes with professors Bill Aub (Germany), Alexander Boer (Switzerland) and Marivi Blasco (Spain). In 2005 she got the role in the Mozart Opera “The Magic Flute” conducted by Fakundo Agudin. With the Ensemble she was touring in Monte-Carlo, Torino (Italy) and Moutier (Switzerland). She performed as a soloist in the choir “Euterpe” of Christoph Gesney. In 2012, she took part in the project “The voice and body language” of choreographer Tibor Majard, and she performed in Netherlands and Switzerland. Together with her solo singing students she established an octet “a capella” and the duo “Alternance”. In 2013, she began collaborating with five other artists (painters, choreographers and musicians) and opened the “Studio Stam” in the place of the old abandoned factory in aim to expand her artistic creativity as concerts, performances and master classes.
On the occasion of the celebration of the centenary from founding the institute “Ribaupierre” in Lausanne (Switzerland), Célestine and Camille have performed in the prestigious halls in Swiss Romandy, accompanied by Orchestra “Ribauprierre”.
Jasna Jeremić is a pianist who lives and works in Lausanne (Switzerland). Jasna grew up in Negotin, Serbia. She began to study piano with eight years with Ukraine classical pianist and teacher Gennady Mirosnik. At early age she became noted for her talent and successfully she participated in the republic, federal and the International competition. At age of 14 she performed as a soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra from the city Lvov (Ukraine).
At age 16, she entered the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of Aleksandar Šandorov from where she graduated in 2004. She attended master classes EPTA (European Pianist Teacher Association) with Svetlana Bogino and Mirjana Šujica Babić, as well as courses of chamber music “Colluvio” in Preding (Austria) with a touring in Vienna, Munich and Belgrade. During her study in Belgrade, in addition to the classical repertoire, Jasna shows an affinity for the music of the twenty century and she performs pieces from Bartók, Messiaen, Crumb and Kagel at Kolarac concert Hall, Guarnerius Hall and the National Theatre.
2005 Jasna entered postgraduate studies at the Conservatoire in Lausanne (Switzerland) in the class of Jean-François Antonioli. Within the project of contemporary music, Jasna established the quartet “4p”. The Ensemble, composed of two pianists and two percussionists has shortly achieved the success by performing “The Rite of Spring” of Stravinsky. The Ensemble “4p” performed in important halls of the city, at the festival “Fête de la Musique”, “the Midi Concert” and has recorded for the Swiss radio “Espace2″. After completing postgraduate studies, Jasna received a post of répétiteur at the Department of solo singing in the institute “Ribaupierre” and also became a pianist of Ioane Bentoiu Opera Studio with which she participated at the annual performances.
2010, Jasna studied jazz piano and improvisation with Professor Thierry Lang at the Conservatory in Montreux. During the period from 2013-2016 she perfectied the specialist studies “Movement and Music” at the institute “Jaques-Dalcrose” in Geneva, which helped her to implement this special method in her pedagogic works.
Jasna, Camille and Célestine are successfully cooperating for eight years. So far they have performed in Switzerland, France and Belgium. This will be their first performance in Serbia.