The Quatuor Etincelles
The Quatuor Etincelles was created in 2019, to help music shine in all its forms, everywhere and for everyone. The quartet offers a novel sensory musical experience that leaves behind the traditional codes of classical concerts.
It is not a typical string quartet: the 2 violinists are instrumentalists and singers (soprano, mezzo-soprano). The Quatuor Etincelles interprets a varied repertoire, from classical to pop, through jazz, film music, traditional music etc.
Muriel MONTEL, violinist and soprano
Muriel Montel began her musical studies with the violin and obtained her ‘Diplôme d’ études musicales’ (DEM) in 2008 in the Conservatoire Régional de Rue Malmaison. At the same time she obtained her bachelor’s degree in musicology in the Sorbonne in 2008 and a Master 1 in management and musical administration in 2009. Passionate for classical singing, she studied in the Conservatoire of Boulogne Billancourt, then in the Conservatoire (CRR) of Marseille with Isabelle Vernet where she obtained her DEM with honors unanimously in the Conservatoire of Marseille with Isabelle Vernet.
In 2010 she studied violin teaching in Cefedem Sud. She was awarded the state-registered diploma in violin in 2012 and in classical singing in 2013. Her tutors are Guillemette Laurens et Marie-Louise Duthoit. Since 2013 she teaches violin and classical singing in two music academies (Roissy in France and Juvisy-sur-Orge). She was nominated ‘Professeur d’Enseignement Artistique’ after her success in the ‘Professeur d’Enseignement Artistique’ (PEA) competition, in April 2023. She continues making music in recitals with many ensembles: ‘Suonare e Cantare’, ‘Les Goûts réunis’, ‘Acceso’, in duet piano song with pianiste Lucia Zarcone, and through her quartet Etincelles.
Gaëlle Beau, violinist and mezzo-soprano
Gaëlle Beau began her violin studies aged eight in the conservatoire of La Rochelle. She continued her violin studies in the Conservatoire (CNR) of Bordeaux with Vladimir Nemtanu, followed by studies in chamber music with Claude Lelong in the Ècole Normale de Musique de Paris. Participating in numerous ensembles, both symphonic orchestras and chamber music, she decided to study the Suzuki educational method with C. Bossuat and G. Prost in Lyon. This method enables young children to learn the violin from three years of age just like learning their mother tongue – and it approaches teaching with great kindness and creativity to develop each child’s innate talent.
Passionate about the voice, Gaëlle also studied classical singing in the Conservatoire of the 6th arrondissement, with C. Issartel. She pursued an apprenticeship with Valérie Millot and Sophie Pondjiclis. She participates in numerous opera productions as soloist (Verdi’s Traviata, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Purcell’s King Arthur), and in different group projects and works with actors blending theatre and improvised music. These collaborations enable her to perform in different places, like the Opéra Comique for the project ‘Pleine Nuit’, in the Festival de Froville with Capriccio Français and the choir Haglaé, in the Festival de la Charité sur Loire for ‘Les semelles de vent’ with Garage Théâtre, in the Villers festival and others. As choirmaster, she follows the teachings of P. Le Fevre in the Conservatoire (CRR) of Cergy Pontoise and in the Conservatoire du 9ème arrondissement, as well as C. Marchand in the Conservatoire de Vincennes. Since November 2022 she directs the ensemble des Polysons de Saint Amand in Puisaye and will teach next school year violin and singing in the Académie de Musique of Belleville sur Loire.
She holds a diploma from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and has a doctorate in management science. She is equally interested in the parallels between music and management, specifically in the role of the orchestra conductor and its implications for business management.
Marianne Eymard, viola
From a young age Marianne Eymard combines scientific work and study with her passion for music. She has completed post-graduate studies in biology and obtained an engineering diploma in Biosciences. She begun her music studies in the Conservatoire (CNR) of Nice, she obtained her ‘certificate de fin d’etudes musicales’ (CFEM) in violin in 2002, then her diploma of musical studies (DEM) in viola in 2003. She continued her studies in the Conservatoire (CNR) of Paris with M Laurent Verney, then in the Conservatoire (CRR) of Boulogne with Isabelle Lequien and Simone Feyrabend, and in the Conservatoire (CRD) of Bourg-la-Reine with Emmanuel Haratyk. Her latest studies are in the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with Claude Lelong, where she obtained the higher diploma for chamber music and the division 6 of higher education in viola. She was also unanimously awarded First Prize in the 2004 Léopold Bellan competition. During her career she has participated in numerous orchestras such as the Orchestre Français des Jeunes (OFJ) then conducted by Jean-Claude Casadesus and the Cannes Orchestra conducted by Philippe Bender. Today she regularly performs with different orchestras, such as Colonne, Cannes, Nice et l’OSLP, as well as in chamber music with the Etincelles quartet. The transmission and sharing of knowledge are close to her heart. She has studied the Suzuki educational method with Genevieve Prost and Christophe Bossuat, and obtained her level 2 diploma which allows her to have a closer view of children’s development.
Chloé Boyaud, cello
After her musical studies in the Ecole National de Musique (ENM) in Créteil where she obtained the ‘medaille d’or’ for cello, Chloé Boyaud studied with Marcel Bardon in the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris, where she was unanimously awarded the First Prize as well as the ‘Prix de Perfectionnement’. She studied chamber music with Paul Boufil, history of music, music writing, and participated in orchestras with great conductors such as Jacques Mercier, Georges Prêtre, Serge Baudo, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Armin Jordan. In parallel with her studies in the Paris Conservatoire (CRR), Chloé perfected her art with Philippe Muller, Xavier Gagnepain, Yvan Chiffoleau, Henri Demarquette et Valérie Aimard. Chloé Boyaud regularly performs chamber music in Paris and Provence, as well as orchestral music with Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and Orchestre de Bretagne. She holds a State Diploma of cello professor and teaches in music schools in the region of Paris. Wishing to discover different ways of approaching teaching, especially with very young children, she studied the Suzuki educational method with Chantal Latin and Ruben Rivera and obtained her Level 2 diploma, along with a wholly new vision of how to teach the cello.
Chloé Boyadu has widened her musical horizons and plays currently with Anne Cardona (French song), has collaborated as arranger and interpreter with Valhère in Printemps de Bourges and at the Élysée Montmartre. She was part of a Brazilian jazz quartet ‘Lune et Soleil’ and of the group Amrok. She records for Jean Musy, arranger-composer of film music, and she performs with the Etincelles string quartet.
The association Mandol’in Tempo and its eponymous orchestra were formed in September 2006. It is in the annex of Chateau Robillard in St Andre de Cubzac, in the heart of the Bordeaux wineries that our orchestra develops its musical season. Its goal is to promote the mandolin, to stimulate and create musical connections and showcase a repertoire that is rich and vibrant.
On the outskirts of great classical string orchestra, there are many string ensembles that delight the informed listener. The plucked string orchestra has a long history in our musical landscape. Like many popular instrumental ensembles, it moves from the shadows to the light according to the change in fashions.
In this universe of plucked strings, there is a whole family of instruments around the mandolin. It is in the plucked string orchestra that you would be able to hear all these voices sing. The Orchestra Mandol’in Tempo has 23 musicians, essentially amateurs: first and second mandolin, mandole, guitar, bass and cello.
The musical director is Jean-Luc Rocchietti since November 2012.
Self-taught guitarist Jean-Luc Rocchietti begins by giving many concerts of amplified music. At the age of 24 he enters the Bordeaux Conservatoire where he is awarded five First Prizes, including that of guitar awarded unanimously.
He has since performed in numerous concerts and recitals, in France and elsewhere (Europe, Africa, Central America, United States). He works particularly with the Ensemble de Musique Nouvelle, the Concerto de César Camarero, and the National Orchestra of El Salvador, a concerto that the composer Philippe Laval has dedicated to him.
His interest in musical collaboration leads him to perform with other musicians, to improvise with Bernard Lubat, and in contemporary music with the ensemble Proxima Centauri of Bordeaux.
He regularly works with different orchestras (Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Ensemble de musique nouvelle in Bordeaux).
Apart from his teaching in the Conservatoire de Marmande (guitar, music writing and chamber music, leading ensembles), he makes arrangements of various pieces for diverse groups. In the course of his career, he has made accessible a diverse repertory to many heterogeneous musical ensembles. He directs the plucked string orchestra Mandol’In Tempo since 2012.
After her studies in the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Bordeaux, Suzanne Robert performed with many companies (Fartov et Belcher and the Theatre de la Source) and participated in many public events (Compagnie Duodelire, libraries of Aquitaine).
She adapts and interprets Michel Quint’s Effroyables Jardins (directed by Marwil Huguet) in Garage Moderne (2003), in the Salon du Livre de Bordeaux (2004), and in summer stages in Gironde (2005).
She interprets Michele Desbordes’ La Robe Bleu, on Camille Claudel’s life in the asylum, (Compagnie Si tu l’imagines… directed by Marwil Huguet) in Petit Theatre de Chartrons in Bordeaux (2008).
She is the narrator of a show on Berlioz, Euphonia ou la ville musicale in the auditorium of Saint-Germain in Paris (2008).
She performs in the Theatre de Port Tournant in Daniel Keene’s Marie et Marguerite, (directed by Jean-Pierre Nercam) with the Theatre de la Source (2009).
She interprets Jardin suspendu (a collection of poems of Pierre Landete, directed by Carlos Loureda) in the Petit Theatre des Chartrons (2010-11).
In 2016 she plays at Au Lieu sans Nom in Sappho (directed by Hugo Layan), and in 2022 she performs in Les lettres d’une religieuse Portuguese (directed by Jean Pascal Pracht).
It is also at Au lieu sans nom that she was the narrator of the epic of Gilgamesh and, this year, the texts by Colette, accompanied by pianist Françoise Robert.
Suzanne Robert was also one of the voices of FIP, until it closed in 2020.
Martine Olmeda begins her international singing career with concerts and recitals with piano accompaniment in theatres like Opera Bastille or La Scala of Milano. In subsequent seasons, she fully expresses her artistry and solid technique singing with prestigious orchestras (National de France, Capitole, Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Strasbourg…) under the direction of conductors known worldwide (Thomas Fulton, Alain Lombard, Michel Plasson, Kent Nagano, Mark Minkowsky…).
She interprets on stage the roles of Carmen, Charlotte in Werther, Dalila, Mère Marie (Dialogues des Carmélites), La Belle Hélène, La Périchole, Emilia (Otello), Maddalena in Rigoletto, Marchisa Melibea (Le Voyage à Reims)…
She has shared the billing with Roberto Alagna, Alain Fondary, Alfredo Kraus, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Nathalie Dessay, Inva Mula… among others.
During her career, Martine Olmeda regularly interprets the title role of Carmen, particularly with the operas of Avignon, Lyon, Paris, Bordeaux, Varsovie, the Opéra comique, the Opéra du Rhin under the tent of Circus Kino, touring in Italy, in Brno in the Czech Republic and in Japan; also in an adaptation of Peter Brook (The Tragedy of Carmen) for the opera of Bordeaux.
Appearing often in the big national stages, she alternates dramatic opera roles with lighter operatic roles of Jacques Offenbach: La Périchole, La Belle Hélène, the Grand Duchess of Gerolstein and la Vie Parisienne.
Martine Olmeda also appears in recital with piano or orchestra with a particularly rich repertory: Rossini, St Saens, Bizet, Massenet, Verdi, Fauré, Duparc, Berlioz, Beethoven, Mahler, among others bring her great success.
Since 2008 she teaches opera singing and performance in the Ecole de Musique et de Danse de Talence with d’Anna Beckaert and in the Conservatoire de Musique et de Danse de Marmande.
Anna, an Armenian pianist who moved to France in 2010, started piano studies at eight years old and quickly integrated the Music School of Tchaïkovski in Erevan.
She finishes aged 17 with the first prize for piano and then enters the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique d’Erevan where she obtains the highest awards in piano, chamber music and accompaniment.
Having obtained a doctorate of musical interpretation, she works as a singing teacher and assistant professor, with Elena Abajian CNSM d’Erevan.
Anna Beckaert has appeared with great success as a soloist and accompanist in the biggest stages of Armenia, Russia and Germany.
From 2002 to 2004 she is invited to appear in Berlin’s festival ’The Russian seasons’.
She collaborates with many well-known artists in various international competitions.
Anna Beckaert and Martine Olmeda teach together since 2013 in the École de Musique and de Danse de Talence.