Entre musique et architecture
Duo Catherine Dagois, singer (contralto) and Edgar Teufel (organ) are well-known to the Catalan public, having performed in many of Catlonia’s best loved venues including Palace des Rois de Majorque, Cathédral de Perpignan and Prieuré de Serrabonne. They are also recognised much further afield and have performed in 25 countries across four continents.
Born into a family of artists, from a very early age she demonstrates her very rare dramatic contralto voice and proves herself to be ideal soloist for modern and contemporary post-romantic works.
After winning the Gold Medal at the national “Concours Musical de France” before her 21st birthday, she earns a musicology degree at the Conservatory of Toulouse University, followed by the prestigious Professor of Singing title at the Stuttgart Conservatory.
These early successes lead to a beautiful concert and opera signing career: after being discovered by renowned French musicologist, producer at “France Musique,” and director of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Jacques Bourgeois, she performs conecert after concert, and is hailed “France’s unique, true contralto”.
“She’s a voice you’ll never forget”
Gazeta Wyborcza (Warsaw)
As an exceptionally young talent, he first discovers France as the youngest candidate in the International Encounters of the Jeunesses Musicales, conducted by the greatest French and German masters.
During his brilliant studies at the Conservatory and University of Stuttgart, he earns degrees as organist, pianist, musicologist, conductor, as well as music and literature professor. He becomes a professional orchestra musician, participating in international tours, and numerous radio and television recordings. In 1985, Edgar founds a youth orchestra in Sigmaringen, which he’s been conducting since its inception.
Edgar Teufel’s unique musicality, which is both large and nuanced, is unanimously appreciated by critics.
“From the very first bar, one could admire the accompanist’s exceptional talents.”
Most shows are free of charge and in July will combine with guided visits of
heritage sites and art exhibitions before the performances.
For more information call 04 68 81 36 71.
|Sunday 2nd July||5pm||Eglise, Saint Paul de Fenouillet|
|Sunday 16th July||4pm||Eglise du Château-Musée, Belesta|
|Wednesday 19th July||5pm||Église de Corneilla de Conflent|
|Sunday 23rd July||6pm||Eglise du Village, Canet en Roussillon|
|Thursday 27th July||9pm||Salle de préau, Saint André|
|Friday 28th July||6pm||Eglise, Ille sur Tet|