Tuesday, November 21, 2023 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm (EST)
Ambassade de France / Embassy of France, Washington, DC, United States

The Villa Albertine in Washington, D.C. proudly presents a concert featuring the esteemed Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel.

Join us for an evening of musical exploration as the Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel guides you through the evocative soundscapes of Prokofiev, Tailleferre, and Magnard. This event transcends the confines of a mere concert; it immerses you in the realm of classical music's most compelling voices.

The program opens with the enchanting melodies of Sergei Prokofiev, one of the 20th Century's most influential composers. His Five Melodies showcase his ability to blend the classical and modern, offering a delightful exploration of emotion and technical brilliance.

Germaine Tailleferre was a pioneering female composer associated with the Parisian avant-garde and the only female member of the famous "Groupe de Six." Her Sonata for Violin and Piano is a testament to her innovative spirit, combining lyricism, virtuosity, and modernity in a piece that reflects both the intellectual and emotional currents of its time.

The program culminates with Albéric Magnard's powerful Sonata for Violin and Piano, a composition whose creator met a tragic fate during World War I. At times referred to as "The French Bruckner," Magnard's Sonata is a veritable symphony for Violin and Piano, unveiling a tapestry rich in passion, drama, and profound musical expression. Notably, this performance marks its premiere in Washington, D.C., offering a truly unique experience for all in attendance.

About Villa Albertine

Reinventing artists' residencies, Villa Albertine is creating a network for arts and ideas spanning France and the United States. It offers tailor-made residencies for global creators, thinkers, and cultural professionals.


About Judith Ingolfsson, violin

Violinist Judith Ingolfsson is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, uncompromising musical maturity, and charismatic performance style. Based in Berlin and Baltimore and enjoying a global career, she performs regularly as soloist, chamber musician and in recital as the Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel, founded in 2006. The New York Times has characterized her playing as producing "both fireworks and a singing tone" and Strings Magazine described her tone as "gorgeous, intense, and variable, flawlessly pure, and beautiful in every register."

She has collaborated with conductors such as Wolfgang Sawallisch, Raymond Leppard, Gilbert Varga, Jesús López-Cobos, Rico Saccani, Gerard Schwarz, and Leonard Slatkin, and appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Tokyo, the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Oder). Concerts have taken her through almost the entire USA and to many other countries, including Germany, France, Spain,the Czech Republic, Russia, China, Japan, Hungary, Iceland, Puerto Rico, Panama, Hong Kong, and Macau. She has played in many of the world's most famous venues, including the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Tokyo Opera City, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and New York's Carnegie Hall.

Judith Ingolfsson studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Jascha Brodsky, David Cerone, and Donald Weilerstein. In addition to winning the Gold Medal at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis in 1998, Judith Ingolfsson was also a prizewinner at the Premio Paganini Competition in Genoa and at the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York. In 1999, she was honored by National Public Radio as Debut Artist of the Year.

She is currently Professor of Violin at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, co-artistic director and founder of the Festival "Aigues-Vives en Musiques" in France and the International Bach Academy Eisenach in Germany. She performs on a Lorenzo Guadagnini violin, crafted in 1750, and a viola by Yair Hod Fainas.


About Vladimir Stoupel, piano

Vladimir Stoupel is an individualist with an extremely rich tonal and emotional palette. His extraordinary technical command allows him to explore the outermost limits of expression, mesmerizing audiences with his musical intensity.

As a piano soloist, he has appeared with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio, the German Symphony Orchestra, and the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin.

The Washington Post praised his "protean range of expression," and Der Tagesspiegel Berlin described his performance as "enthralling." After a solo recital, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung granted the pianist a critic’s greatest compliment: "Unforgettable!"

In recent years Vladimir Stoupel has also made a name for himself as a conductor. He conducts chamber operas at Konzerthaus Berlin and has guest conducted orchestras including the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Mainz State Orchestra, the Brandenburg State Orchestra, the Czech Chamber Philharmonic, the Berlin Kammerphilharmonie, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Cuidad d'Oviedo, the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra Leipzig, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, among others.

In 2022 he was decorated by the French government as Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.


Ambassade de France / Embassy of France

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United States