Marc Coppey, cello & Frédéric Lagarde, piano

Marc Coppey, cello
Marc Coppey, cello

Monday  27. 8. 2018   20:30

Franciscan monastery in Piran


  • Claude Debussy:
    Arabesque N 1
    Clair de lune (Moonlight)
    Reflets dans l'eau
    for piano solo
  • Claude Debussy: Intermezzo for cello and piano
  • Giuseppe Tartini: Grave for cello and piano
  • Claude Debussy: Sonata for cello and piano in d minor


  • Cesar Franck: Sonata for cello and piano in A Major


Marc Coppey, cello

Marc Coppey is considered to be one of the leading cellists of our time. He first came to the notice of Sir Yehudi Menuhin in the 1988 Leipzig Bach competition where he won the two most important prizes – first prize and special prize for the best Bach performance. He was just 18 at the time. In 1989 Mstislav Rostropovitch invited Marc to the Evian Festival and from that moment on his solo career quickly developed.
Marc Coppey appears regularly in Europe, North and South America and Asia in some of the most prestigious concert halls - the Wigmore Hall in London, the Schauspielhaus in Berlin, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Salle Pleyel, the Théâtre de la Ville, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Philharmonie in Paris, etc.
Since 2011 he has been the musical director of the Zagrebacki solisti (Zagreb Soloists). He performs on a rare cello by Matteo Goffriller (Venice 1711). 
Marc is a professor at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur. 

Frédéric Lagarde, piano

Cited in the weekly Le Point as one of France’s most talented pianists, Frédéric Lagarde is regularly invited as a soloist and chamber musician to perform at major concert halls and festivals: Paris (Theâtre des Champs-Élysées), London (Queen Elizabeth Hall), New York (Carnegie Hall), Vienna (Musikverein), Lisbon (National Theatre), Prague (Rudolfinum), Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo (Opera city Hall), Rio, Sao Paolo and many more. His concert tours take him all over the world, and he has played in some thirty countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. The orchestras with which he plays piano concertos include the symphonic orchestras of Lisbon and Porto, the National Orchestra of Ukraine, the Orchestra Classica of Moscow, the Garde Républicaine of France and Cannes Symphonic.

 Frédéric Lagarde

Lagarde graduated with top honors from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris. He has also won prizes in some ten international competitions. Teaching plays an important role in his life, and he holds teaching positions at several conservatoires, mainly in Paris. He gives regular master classes and has taught at the Banff Centre of the Arts in Alberta (Canada), at Sao Paolo University, and in the Czech Republic, Malaysia and France. Lagarde is also the artistic director of several music festivals.