Concert of “Duo SoliPse”; Elena Stojceska – flute, Macedonia/France; Romain Petiot – guitar, France

Programme: Mauro Giuliani: Gran duetto concertante op.52   Claude Debussy (trans. Vincent Airault): Prelud to the afternoon of a faun   Astor Piazzola: Histoire du tango   intermission-     Ravi Shankar: “Magic dawn” on the raga Todi   Maurice Ravel: Piece in the form of habanera   Miguel Liobet: Scherzo-valse for solo guitar   Miroslav Tadic: Four Macedonian songs for alto flute and guitar   The Duo SoliPse was formed in 2011 by flutist Elena Stojceska and guitarist Romain Petiot. The duo performs in various cities and festivals throughout France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Russia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, such аs “Maskfest” festival in San Marino, the “Forfest” festival in Kromeritz, international festival “Sarajevo winter”, the Scriabin museum in Moscow, Classical week at the Lavoir, Royal museum of fine arts in Brussels.   The flute/gсuitar chamber music formation has drawn interest among composers since Astor Piazzolla and his Histoire du tango. Hence, the Duo SoliPse tend to play essentially XXth and XXIst century music including pieces by composers Doïna Rotaru, Massimiliano Messieri, Toru Takemitsu, Vincent Airault, Laurence Sherr or Edison Denisov. On the other hand, the Duo SoliPse is inclined towards folk inspired music from Béla Bartók, Dusan Bogdanovic, Miroslav Tadic, Ravi Shankar… They premiered the piece Liebes-Lied by Massimiliano Messieri in 2016, piece composed and dedicated to duo SoliPse, as well as A dream within a dream for flûte, guitar, voice, woodblock and live electronics. American composer Laurence Sherr dedicated his Capriccioso for flûte and guitar to Duo SoliPse.   Flutist Elena Stojceska is a top prize winner at the AudiMozart international competition in Rovereto, Italy, the National Flute and Chamber Music Competitions in Macedonia, as well as the European Competition of Music, Buffet-Crampon and Gaston Crunelle flute competitions in France. Ms. Stojceska has appeared as soloist with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento, Paul Kuentz Orchestra, Orchestra of Auvergne, Bacau Symphony Orchestra and French flutes orchestra. She performs recitals, chamber music and orchestra concerts at prestigious venues in France, Italy, Great Britain, Turkey, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Macedonia, and has taken part in festivals throughout Europe, including W.A.Mozart Festival in Rovereto, Saoû chante Mozart, Folle journée in Nantes, Skopje and Ohrid Summer Festivals, World music days in Luxembourg, Zagreb Bienale in Croatia. Solo flute of Ensemble Bonsai from 2007 till 2012 and of the French flûtes orchestra. She is a recipient of scholarships from Open Society Macedonia, Albert Roussel Foundation, Macedonian and French Government, Ms. Stojceska studied in Macedonia, France and Italy with Pierre-Yves Artaud, Peter Lukas Graf, Vincent Lucas, Aurèle Nicolet, Irena Grafenauer and Beti Stankovska among others. She is a professor at the Livry-Gargan Conservatory as well as the Paris Center Conservatory – CMA W.A.Mozart.   French guitarist Romain Petiot is a prize winner of several competitions such as Guitarmania competition in Almada, Portugal and Guitar Art Festival in Belgrade, Serbia, as well as finalist of the Robert J. Vidal competition in France. He has performed recitals and chamber music concerts in France, Italy, Czech Republic, Portugal, Russia, Bosnia and Spain and was invited at divers Festivals such as Automne Musical of Châtellerault, or Arromanches music festival, Maskfest in San Marino, the Sarajevo winter festival and by the French cultural institute of Valencia, Spain.  Romain premiered and recorded pieces for solo guitar from composers Laurence Sherr, Vincent Airault and Massimiliano Messieri. He graduated with honors at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris “Alfred Cortot” and obtained a master for pedagogy from Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP). He studied with Alberto Ponce and Judicaël Perroy and attended masterclasses with David Russell, Zoran Dukic, Lorenzo Micheli, Pavel Steidl and Carlo Marchione among others. Romain was born in 1987 and currently resides in Paris where he teaches at the l’Haÿ-les-Roses Conservatory