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29. Marie-Laure Garnier, Célia Oneto Bensaid, Quatuor Hanson: La bonne Chanson

19 October 2022, 19:30 - 21:00



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We are thrilled to welcome back the astonishing duo of Marie-Laure Garnier and Célia Oneto Bensaid, who have given two memorable concerts for us in recent years. Tonight, they are joined by one of France’s most exciting emerging quartets, Quatour Hanson. Fauré’s La bonne Chanson, one of the centrepieces of the French song repertoire, is at the heart of the programme, heard tonight in its version by the composer for voice, piano and string quartet. Also included are two works by Fauré's friend and contemporary Ernest Chausson: his Chanson Perpetuelle and the magical Poème de l'amour et de la mer. They also include songs by Charlotte Sohy, increasingly recognised as a leading French composer of the early twentieth century, and a friend of both Fauré and Chausson.

Watch a short excerpt of Marie-Laure and Célia at their astonishing 2021 recital:


All our seating is unreserved; please arrive in good time to take your seat. For groups of more than 10, please phone or email the box office to book your tickets.

The event duration is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes and there will be no interval.


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Artist Portrait

Marie-Laure Garnier

Marie-Laure Garnier


Marie-Laure Garnier began her artistic journey at a young age in French Guiana, learning flute, piano and organ before going on to study at the Maitrîse Choir of the Regional Academy of Paris. After graduating, she studied singing in Malcolm Walker’s class at the Paris Conservatoire and had masterclasses with Stephan Genz, Anne Le Bozec, Susan Manoff and many others. A dedicated recitalist, Marie-Laure has performed with pianist Célia Oneto Bensaid at the Paris Philharmonie, with the Republican Guard Orchestra at Th&eac... Read Full Biography
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Célia Oneto Bensaid

Célia Oneto Bensaid


Célia begins her piano studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris where she graduates in the class of Claire Desert for piano solo, in accompaniment in the classes of Erika Guiomar, Anne Le Bozec and Jean-Frédéric Neuburger and in chamber music in the classes of Claire Desert and Friend Flammer with the best distinctions. Winner of numerous international competitions (Piano Campus, Cziffra Foundation, Nadia and Lili Boulanger competition, Bonneton competition...), she received the public p... Read Full Biography
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Hanson Quartet

Hanson Quartet

String Quartet

The Hanson Quartet was founded in 2013 in Paris. Since then the four musicians have devoted their efforts to exploring the enormously rich repertoire composed for string quartets and to realising the fundamental and inexhaustable possibilities both musical and personal offered by this musical formation.The Hanson Quartet recorded their first album in 2019 with the label Aparté ,a double CD devoted to the music of Joseph Haydn. This composer, the cornerstone of the string quartet repertoire, has been a constant companion and guide s... Read Full Biography


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