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‘Philippe Bernold Flute Recital’

  • Date:2013-02-25


A renowned French flutist who has been invited to perform at the National Concert Hall said on Friday that he will introduce the delicacy and elegance of French music to Taiwanese audiences.

France and Taiwan are similar and connected in their styles of music, said flutist and conductor Philippe Bernold, adding that he hopes to evoke resonance among classical music fans in Taiwan.

Born in 1960, the musician graduated from the Paris National Conservatory as a top student in 1982.

At the age of 23, Bernold was appointed First Flute of the National Opera Orchestra of Lyon before winning first prize in the Jean-Pierre Rampal International Flute Competition in 1987.

He then embarked on his career as a soloist, performing with famous artists and orchestras around the world, including Mstislav Rostropovitch, Jean Pierre Rampal, Marielle Nordmann, the Paris Orchestra and the Franz Liszt Orchestra of Budapest.

His Taipei concert on Feb. 25 will feature a program of German and French music such as Sonata in A-Flat major, Op. 39 by Carl Maria von Weber, Fantasie sur le Freischütz de Weber by Paul Taffanel, Fantaisie, Op. 79 by Gabriel Fauré, Sonatine by Pierre Sancan, Le Merle Noir by Olivier Messiaen and Suite, Op. 116 by Benjamin Godard.

Taiwanese pianist Wu Ssu-hui will also perform with Bernold.