Piano Quartet Corneille

Vassilis Varvaresos: piano; Noé Inui: violin; Daniel Palmizio: viola; Ella van Poucke: violoncello

The four musicians of Piano Quartet Corneille are all prize winners at major international competitions and performed in the most prestigious venues around the world. Violinist Noé Inui was selected as ‘Classical Futures Europe Artist’. As Piano quartet Corneille they are invited on a regular basis in halls such as Het Concertgebouw, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, Diligentia, The Hague, Doelen Rotterdam and Concertgebouw De Vereeniging in Nijmegen.

Violinist Noé Inui is a global citizen pur sang. His father is Japanese, his mother Greek and he was born in Brussels. He completed his studies in Paris, Karlsruhe (with Ulf Hoelscher) and in the city where he still lives, Düsseldorf, with among others Rosa Fain. Among the various awards that Noé wrote to his name were the top prize Prix Julius Baer of the Verbier Festival Academy (2012) in Switzerland, “awarded to an exceptionally talented musician”, the 1st prize at Young Concert Artists / New York (2009) and the Young Talents’ Prize at the Sibelius Competition in Helsinki (2005). Noé regularly performs as a soloist with orchestras in Japan, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands and could be heard in venues such as Beethovenhaus / Bonn, Tonhalle / Düsseldorf, Philharmonie / Köln, Gasteig / Munich, Bozar / Brussels, Megaron / Athens and Suntory Hall/Tokyo. As a chamber musician, Noé shared the stage with celebrities like Leonidas Kavakos and Martha Argerich. Together with pianist Vassilis Varvaresos he made his debut in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in 2016. Noé recorded 5 CD’s, one of them with Varvaresos. In 2020 he launched his first, critically acclaimed, solo-CD, containing all solosonates by Eugène Ysaÿe.

Italian violist Daniel Palmizio has established himself as one of the most renowned violists of his generation. He is a prize winner of several international competitions, and is performing both as a soloist and chamber musician worldwide. He made his debut as conductor in 2016 with the Hungarian Radio Orchestra with Mozarts Sinfonia Concertante and Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony. As a chamber musician he performed a.o. at London’s Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and Royal Festival Hall. Recent highlights include chamber music concerts with pianist Beatrice Rana and performances by Daniel Palmizio’s own arrangement of Schumann’s Cello Concerto on a tour in China. Daniel Palmizio released several CD’s, such as the complete recording for viola and piano by J.C. Bach and J. Brahms as well as the Bartók viola concerto with the Filarmonica Rossini.Daniel Palmizio plays a Testore viola from the collection of the Accademia Chigiana in Siena.

Greek master pianist Vassilis Varvaresos was in 1998 the youngest winner ever of Young Concert Artists/New York. After that, several international prizes were awarded to him, including the 3rd prize of the 2014 Enescu Competition in Bucharest and the 2nd prize of the Monte Carlo Piano Masters in 2015. He completed his studies at Juilliard School/New York and at the CNSM Paris, where he studied with Michel Dalberto. Vassilis can be heard frequently in most European countries and toured Japan and the USA with violinist Noé Inui. Apart from being a chamber musician, Vassilis is also regularly heard as a soloist with orchestras. He played solo recitals in halls such as Tonhalle / Zürich, the Wiener Musikverein and the Parisian Salle Gaveau and toured Korea, Japan and the USA, where he performed at most prestigious concert venues, such as Morgan Library and Lincoln Center in NYC and the Kennedy Center in Washington. The year 2017 brought him several solo concerts and recitals in France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Jordan and Egypt. Vassilis has 5 CDs to his name; his 4th, titled ‘V for Valse’  was released in May 2018.

Listen to: Live Sunday morning concert Radio 4 from Empty Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 28th November 2021

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