Cycle
The sound of the Empire

The Marquise of the Piano

Concert
Opening the school to students of either sex was one of the Conservatoire‚Äôs great advances, also reflected in the teaching staff: as soon as the school opened, H√©l√®ne de Montgeroult was appointed piano professor in a boys‚Äô class. Extraordinary as it may seem, the choice of a woman is less surprising than that of an aristocrat at the heart of an institution so closely associated with the nascent Republic. This singularity and the many obstacles to her appointment bear witness to the exceptional character of this avant-garde pianist who mapped out the future in her √Čtudes.

Dates

Fri 8 October 2021
19.30
Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice

Performers

Clare Hammond piano

Programme

Piano works by Hélène de MONTGEROULT