Nicolas Dupont (violin): The Musicians’ Company #MiddayMusic

Nicolas Dupont joined the Musicians' Company Young Artists' Programme after winning our Maisie Lewis Young Artists' Fund award in 2017 with the Argenta Trio. Here he performs Mozart's Duo KV.156 N°1 for two flutes and a selection of Bartók Duos for two violins (Menuetto, Play song, Ruthenian song, Cradle song, Pillow dance). He performs with Jill Jeschek on the flute. Nicolas says: "Last year, we were confined in Brussels and during the first lockdown, we started exploring repertoire that would work nicely in this combination so that we could keep on playing chamber music despite the situation. On several occasions we even performed to our neighbours from the balcony.The pieces we’ve chosen to play for you today will therefore always have a link to this strange period; a period full of questioning, uncertainty but also during which I’m sure we’ll all have learned some positive things as well. From the arrangements we made back then, we will play duos for you by Mozart and Bartok.We hope you’ll enjoy!" As a member of the Kugoni Trio, the Roeland Hendrikx Ensemble, the Malibran Quartet, the Urban Piano Quartet, the Argenta Trio and the Duo Andaluza, amongst others, he has performed in venues such as Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, King’s Place, Colston Hall (UK), BOZAR, Flagey, AMUZ, deSingel (BE). Based in Brussels since 2017, Nicolas frequently travels as a soloist, in duo with the pianists Olga Kirpicheva, Yunus Tuncalı and Giulio Potenza, or with his ensemble colleagues across Europe and Asia. His ensembles are ambassadors for contemporary music and have commissioned over fifty pieces in close collaboration with composers. -------------------------------------------------- Musicians' Company Profile - About our Maisie Lewis and Concordia Young Artists' Fund - Nicolas's Website - Nicolas's Instagram - -------------------------------------------------- Join our weekly #MiddayMusic e-news at #MiddayMusic is supported by generous donations from the public, along with funds from the Musicians' Company’s Prince’s Prize which received a generous endowment in 2015 from The Eranda Rothschild Foundation and Rothschilds Bank, in memory of Leopold de Rothschild, a Liveryman of the Musicians’ Company for over 50 years. Donate to support The Musicians' Company Young Artists -