LES RENCONTRES CLÉS
LES RENCONTRES CLÉS, A NEW ANNUAL FESTIVAL COMBINING ART OF LIVING AND PERFORMING ARTS
Driven by their joint desire to create unforgettable memories, the community of independent hotels and restaurants Les Collectionneurs and violinist, artistic and musical director David Grimal are inaugurating the first edition of Les Rencontres Clés in the spring of 2022, a festival open to the public that will put the living arts in the spotlight.
This meeting between the world of art and the world of living was born from an observation: in 2020, the health situation deprived the living arts and especially musicians of performances, while hotels
and restaurants were deprived of their customers. The Rencontres Clés, an association under the law of 1901, was born from a common reflection between Xavier Alberti President of the Collectors – and David Grimal – violinist and artistic Director of Dissonances. The aim of the Rencontres Clés is to combine the art of living and the performing arts in the region, by turning hotels and restaurants into cultural and artistic meeting places for all audiences, whether they are amateurs or neophytes.
After having selected three themes that were close to his heart, and having elaborated a tailor-made musical program for each one, David Grimal has invited renowned artists and promising young talents of the European scene to join him for three cultural weekends in three exceptional places, for privileged meetings. He will be surrounded by cellist Anne Gastinel, pianists Philippe Cassard, Itamar Golan and Ionah Maiatsky, baritone Samuel Hasselhorn, the Hermes Quartet and young musicians Elise Bertrand, Charles Heisser and Maria Marica.
More than just concerts, the Rencontres Clés are invitations to take the time to exchange with artists in a warm and peaceful environment, for an unforgettable experience.
MARCH 25-27, 2022
A tribute to the composer Schubert
AT THE ROYAL HAINAUT SPA & RESORT HOTEL
MAY 13-15, 2022
Paris Les Années Folles
Works by Ravel, Chausson, Debussy, Poulenc and Stravinsky
AT THE CHÂTEAU D’AUGERVILLE
OCTOBER 21-23, 2022
In the heart of Europe
Works by Janacek, Bartók, Dvorak, Enescu, Kodaly
AT THE MAGDELEINE
Informations : https://www.lesrencontrescles.fr/
Le Figaro « David Grimal, Un violon sur le toit du monde«
« The atypical violinist takes his genius and his ensemble Les Dissonances around the world, cultivating a musketeer spirit: all for one, one for all. »
Find in the pages of the Figaro this portrait dedicated to David Grimal. The article paints a great picture of the violinist by evoking various topics: his childhood, the current events of the orchestra Les Dissonances which he created, his family, his violin… Thanks to Jacqueline Thuilleux for this beautiful portrait.