Trio del sogno e del gabbiano

—— Chamber Music from Les Temps Modernes



At 15:00 on May 24, 2017/ Wednesday

CCOM Recital Hall

1. Georges Crumb   Eleven Echoes of Autumn  for flute, clarinet, violin and piano (1965)   12’

2. Ye Xiaogang        San Die  for flute and zheng                                                                9’

3. Karl Naegelen      Scherzo Fantôme  for clarinet, cello, piano and toy piano (2011)          12’


 4. Benoit Granier     Darkeness passenger  for flûte, cello and piano                               10’

5. Frédéric Durieux   Longue Distance  for clarinet and erhu (2016)                                  8’

6. Luca Antignani     Trio del sogno e del gabbiano for violin, cello and piano (2014)       11’

Jean-Louis Begerard, clarinet

Michel Lavignolle, flute

Claire Bernard, violin

Emmanuelle Maggesi, piano

Florian Nauche, cello

Su Chang, zheng

Yang Xue, erhu



Les Temps Modernes

The chamber music ensemble Les Temps Modernes (‘Modern Times’) was founded in Lyon in 1993. Its members have always shared the common wish to make the twentieth century repertoire better known, and they first made a name for themselves with interpretations of major contemporary works by composers such as Schönberg, Messiaen, Berio, Crumb and Donatoni.

After this initial period, the group decided to explore some of the new music that has resulted from recent advances in technology. This led them to accept a period of residence at the Collectif et Compagnie studio in Annecy. The mix of instrumental and electronic sound, surely one of the most promising areas for the development of new music at the beginning of the twenty-first century, forms one of the mainstays of the group’s own creative work. The specificity of Les Temps Modernes can therefore be said to lie in the balance they observe between their work on existing contemporary styles and the elaboration of new ones. Although the co-ordinator of the group is at present Jean-Louis Bergerard, the group have chosen to work together in a spirit of mutual artistic affinity and hence do not have a director as such.

In 2002, the group released a DVD (Universal music) about Tristan Murail that won the famous Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros.

Les Temps Modernes have made guest appearances at many festivals, notably Concerts d'Hiver & d'Aujourd'hui (Annecy), Why Note (Dijon), La Bâtie (Geneva), the Festival of Besançon, Les Musiques (Marseille), Musica (Strasbourg), Territoires Polychromes (Paris) and the Saison de la France in Quebec (Montreal, Canada), New Music Week festival of Shanghai (China), Gaida Festival (Vilnius, Lituania), festival La Bâtie (Geneva, Switzerland), NYYD festival (Tallinn, Estonia), Quartiers Musicaux (Yokohama, Japan), Festival of Guarda (Portugal), Festival Suona Francese (Italie), Beijing Modern Music Festival (China), China Asean Music Festival of Nanning (China), Arts Dimensions Festival (Seoul, Korea), Salida del Sol (Malaga, Spain), Hangzhou Conservatory of Music...

composers  According to the repertoire order


Benoit Granier


Benoit Granier, born in 1974 in Nantes, France, is a Professor, Composer, (ethno) Musicologist, Visual and sonic artist, Philosopher, and life long believer in collaborative works within the arts. After finishing his Phd degree, Dr Granier started to teach at Trinity College Dublin. In 2008 he was invited to teach at central conservatory of Music (Beijing, China) and develop strong relationships between China and the rest of the world (focusing on establishing relationships with Europe and the United States of America). Besides his work at central conservatory, he has taught in many recognized institution such as The National University of Singapore, Peking University, and Beijing Film Academy where he delivered courses in electronic music, orchestration, sound design, film music, acoustics and recording.


Dr Granier is nowadays tenure Professor at the Central Conservatory of Music where he has been teaching full time for 8 years. He is also composer in residence with the “Wienn concertina” (Vienna chamber orchestra) as well as Dulwich international College (Beijing). Over the years, Dr Granier has been invited to give master classes in many prestigious institutions such as Juilliard School, MIT, Stanford University, Manhattan School of Music, Berklee College of Music, Northeastern University, the New England Conservatory among others in composition, computer music, Music philosophy.

He was also commissioned by many institutions and musicians for new works, including Vienna "Wien Concertina" orchestra, the Beijing International Chamber Orchestra, Fiesta Trio, National Theatre Orchestra, Korean artists Gamin, Beijing Youth Orchestra, Strasbourg saxophone congress, American jazz musician Demitrius Spaneas, guitarist Robert Ward, flutist Orlando Cela among other. He was invited to perform his composition in many prestigious places such as “The Zhongshan Concert Hall (Beijing), Beijing Modern Music Festival and the China National Center for Performing arts, Washington Smithsonian museum, Harvard University, New York's Carnegie Recital Hall (Carnegie hall); manorouchi Arts Center performances (Tokyo-Japan), Seoul National University, espacio cultural el tanq (Spain), Bourges International Electronic Music and Arts Festival, Strasbourg International Saxophone Festival Congress.


Luca Antignani

Luca Antignani (Italy, 1976) graduated in piano, orchestral conducting, electronic music and composition, improving his qualification at the Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia in Rome with A. Corghi, at the Scuola Civica in Milano with A. Solbiati and at the IRCAM in Paris.

His pieces had been committed by prestigious institutions as Biennale di Venezia, Opéra de Lyon, Opéra Comique de Paris, Etat Français, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestra Nazionale della RAI, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia,  Orchestre de Radio France and Concours Lily Laskine de Paris.

He won several international composition prizes as GRAME/EOC 2008 and Barlow Endowment 2005. His pieces had been performed in several music festivals as « Musica » (Strasbourg), « Les Musiques » (Marseille), RAI NuovaMusica (Turin), Dresdner Musikfestspiele (Dresde), Settembre Musica (Turin), Milano Musica (2004), Festival International d’Orchestres de Jeunes Européens (2003), and also in Montréal, Paris (« Résonances », « Présences », « Agora »), Sienne (Accademia Chigiana), Milan ("Pomeriggi Musicali" Symphony Orchestra, “Cantelli” Symphony Orchestra), Venise (Festival della Biennale 2000, 2005 et 2015) and Rome (Festival Nuova Consonanza, Festival Berio).

His compositions had been interpreted by Lemanic Modern Ensemble, Ensemble Agora, Chœur Britten, Ensemble Les Temps Modernes, Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Quatuor Debussy, Ensemble Accroche Note, Quatuor Molinari, Divertimento Ensemble, Nouvelle Ensemble Moderne and Ensemble Alternance.

Some of his works have been broadcasted and telecasted by R.A.I. (Radio Televisione Italiana) and by a lot of national radios (like Radio France and Radio Canada).

His scores are edited by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni (Milano) and distributed in France by Alphonse Leduc (Paris). Currently he teaches orchestration at the CNSMD of Lyon (France) and contemporary music and orchestration at the HEM of Luasanne (Suisse).




Michel Lavignolle, flute


Michel Lavignolle teaches the flute at the regional conservatory in Lyon (CNR). After studying under Alain Marion at the Paris Conservatory (CNSM) and obtaining a first prize, he went on to win the ‘diplôme d’honneur’ at the Jean-Pierre Rampal International Competition. Since then he has specialised in chamber music ranging from sonatas to works for full ensemble. He was a founder member of Les Temps Modernes.


Jean-Louis Bergerard, clarinet


Jean-Louis Bergerand was awarded first prizes for both clarinet and chamber music at the Paris Conservatory (CNSM) and currently teaches the clarinet at the regional conservatory in Lyon (CNR). He has performed with many groups, notably Kaleïdocollage, Fa, Itinéraire, 2E 2M and the Ensemble Moderne, and has taken part in some of the major European festivals.  He has recorded both for Chant du Monde Adda and for radio. He was also a founder member of Les Temps Modernes and is currently the group’s artistic director.

Emmanuelle Maggesi, piano


Emmanuelle Maggesi, pianist, entered in 2002 at the Conservatoire National Superior of Music and Dance of Lyon after having been the pupil of Patrick Zygmanowski.

She developed contemporary improvisation with the clarinetist Jacques Di Donato and performs at the Atelier XX-21 directed by Fabrice Pierre.


In 2008 she was awarded the diplomas of interpreter and professor. She is specialized in contemporary music.

Since 2006 she performs with the percussionnist Ying-Hui Wang as the Cthulhu duo, commissoner of several creations : Jean-Yves Bosseur, Karl Naegelen, Raphaèle Biston, Jérôme Berthelon...


Since 2012, she is the pianist of the Temps Modernes ensemble, playing in the world : China, Austria, Italy, Korea, France.

She is also played since 2012 in a four hands duo with the pianist Anne Wischik in a classical repertory. They play in a show around the musical tale "Pierre and the wolf" with the actress Flora Thomas.


Emmanuelle Maggesi is teacher and the head of department keyboards at the Conservatory of Dunkerque, and give a lot a masterclass, in France and in China, about classical and contemporary music. 


Claire Bernard, violin


As a student Claire Bernard was already present on the concert platform both in France and further afield. She was awarded first prizes for violin and chamber music at the Paris conservatory (CNSM) after an unusually period of study and subsequently won the Carl Flesch Academy medal in Baden-Baden and the Grand Prix at the 3rd George Enesco International Competition. third prize. Claire Bernard is a regular member of adjudicating panels for national and international competitions and examinations, and is also a highly respected teacher – she worked initially in Paris and subsequently at the regional conservatory in Lyon (CNR).  In addition to her chamber music career, she has also performed as a soloist and made a considerable number of recordings with the major European orchestras. 

Florian Nauche, cello


Following brilliant studies at the Regional Conservatories of Lyon and then Paris, Florian joined the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon in 2007 in the cello class of Anne Gastinel. He obtained his Master's degree in 2012. At the same time, he participated in many Master Classes including Mstislav Rostropovitch, Roland Pidoux, Lluis Claret, Anner Bylsma and the Ysaye Quartet. In 2011, Florian was awarded at the Johannes Brahms International Competition in Austria. Florian performs regularly in solo recitals and in various chamber music ensembles. Very interested in pedagogy, Florian has the Certificate of Aptitude of Professor of Cello and Master of Pedagogy.



SU Chang

SU Chang began to learn the zheng at the age of six. She was trained first by YIN Changping and then professor ZHOU Wang before entering China’s Central Conservatory of Music in1998. After graduating, she chose to continue her artistic exploration and pursue a master's degree in the same institution. In 2012, She became a member of the faculty in her alma mater.

Winner of the "Long Yin" Competition for Chinese Instruments (2002) and of the National Competition for Chinese Instruments (2007) organized by CCTV , SU Chang’s performance is full of power and elegance. Known for the oriental charm exuding from her ingenious techniques, she could effortlessly master works of various forms and themes.

She made her debut on the world stage by interpreting Mothership, composition of Mason Bates, at the Sydney Opera House, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.

In recent seasons, she has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta, Mannheim National Theater Orchestra, Mexico National Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia Gulf Coast ...

SU Chang has given concerts both in recital and with orchestras in many major venues around the world - Symphony Center in Chicago, Tonhalle Zürich, KKL Luzern, Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, Cadogan Hall in London, Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, United Nations Headquarters in New York, Müpa Budapest, Budavár Palace, Staatstheater Cottbus, and more than 40 Chinese halls .

Her repertoire includes traditional and contemporary works . In addition to her activities as a soloist, she is passionate about chamber music, with both Western and Eastern instruments.

Her first album, Identity (guzheng concerto), recorded by Warner Brothers for the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution of 1911, was released in the US in 2010.



Yang Xue


Yang Xue is a young Erhu artist, currently an Associate Professor and Master’s tutor at the Central Conservatory of Music in China, and Deputy Secretary General of the Professional Committee for Huqin Artists under the China Nationalities Orchestra Society, and a recipient of an ‘honorary citizenship’ title in France.

Yang has drawn a lot attention with her touring performances in festivals around Europe, the United States, Asia and Africa. As a soloist, she demonstrates virtuosity and expressiveness in playing her chosen Chinese traditional instrument alongside several symphony orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of England. She has appeared in the International Festival of Contemporary Music in Venice in Italy, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany etc. She has premiered several solo, ensemble and concerto works, and has given solo recitals as well as talks in many cities in China and around the world. She has several solo album releases and published teaching aids.

In teaching music, Yang practices her pedagogy of “merging solo and ensemble performances”. She also conducts ongoing research into expanding the expressive capabilities of the erhu. She founded the “Dance of the Strings and Bows” Erhu Ensemble, of which she is also its Artistic Director. Many of her students have won major prizes in competitions in China and other parts of the world.