The French evening at the 63rd “Ohrid Summer” will took place tonight at 9 PM in the church “St. Sophia” and feature a four-hand piano concert with the duo Desombres – Leclerc.
The French pianists Anne Desombres and Hugo Lecler will perform classical compositions by Faure, Debussy, Ravel, Lecler, and F. Poulenc.
Anne Desombres, born in Paris, started playing the piano in her native France and furthered her studies in Montreal, Canada, where she focused on piano, vocal accompaniment, and French literature. She has performed at festivals such as “Caribbean Nights” in Guadeloupe, the festival in Nancy, “Nights at Brinvill Castle,” Vincennes Auditorium, the opening of the Francophonie Month in Havana, and the Embassy of Belgium in Cuba. Her specialty is vocal piano accompaniment, and she frequently performs as a duo with Hugo Lecler. Desombres is also dedicated to pedagogy and holds a State Diploma for piano teaching with children.
Hugo Lecler studied piano with Catherine Collard before enrolling at the Paris Conservatory, where he obtained diplomas in piano, musical analysis, and chamber music. His solo career has taken him to 43 countries worldwide, where he performed with orchestras such as the Chamber Orchestra of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Czech Radio Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Thailand, soloists of the Paris Orchestra, the Talich Quartet, and the string quintet of the Berlin Philharmonic. Lecler is a member of the Association of Authors in France and produces various projects inspired by historical events, collaborating with actor Francis Huster on events like Napoleon’s exile on the island of Saint Helena or the Great War. He also works on projects like “Bachmania,” “Beethovenmania,” and “Debussymania” for two pianos with Jean-Francois Zygel. Lecler is a piano professor at the City Conservatory in Paris and serves as the artistic director of the classical music festival “Nancyphonie” in the city of Nancy, as well as the international academies in Paris.
The French evening of the “Ohrid Summer” festival was supported by the French Institute in Skopje.