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François Dumont – Helen Kearns

François Dumont - Helen Kearns

Saturday, December 7 at 20:00 Sala Carducci, Como for Piano Festival Lake Como 2019 will perform François DumontHelen Kearns.

F. Liszt: from « Années de Pèlerinage »

  • Les Cloches de Genève
  • Orage
  • Sursum cord

H. Berlioz « Nuits d’été »
Six songs for voice and piano after poems by Théophile Gautier

  • Villanelle
  • Le spectre de la rose
  • Sur les lagunes
  • Absence
  • Au cimetière: Clair de lune
  • L’île inconnue


F.J. Haydn: « Ariana a Naxos ».
Cantata for voice and pianoforte Hob.XXVIb:2

M. Ravel: « Gaspard de la nuit ».
Three poems for piano after Aloysius Bertrand

  • Ondine
  • Le Gibet
  • Scarbo



  • Full: € 30.00
  • Reduced: € 20.00

François Dumont

François Dumont is a classic French pianist. Dumont is known for winning the fifth prize in the 16th International Chopin Piano Competition.

Chamber music is of great importance in Mr. Dumont’s musical life and recitals. He frequently collaborates with artists such as Tabea Zimmerman; Augustin Dumay; Henri Demarquette; Xavier Philipps; the Prazak, Sine Nomine, Talich, Zemlinsky, Voce and the Debussy quartet. He is also a member of the Trio Élégiaque formation with Virginie Constant and Philippe Aïche, with whom he recorded the complete Trios of Beethoven and Schubert.

The 2019-20 season will take him to South America, China, Japan, Poland, Ukraine, Switzerland and Spain, along with recitals and concert tours in France.


Helen Kearns

Irish Soprano Helen Kearns is considered by the critics as a “Rising star” for her “unique interpretations which are finely designed’ (Belfast Telegraph).

Helen Kearns was selected in 2009 as Ireland’s representative for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World where she won the Annie Sankey Bursary Award.

Following her successful performance at the International Voice Masters in Monte Carlo, Helen was invited by Placido Domingo to sing at the Palau de arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, in the role of Susanna from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro conducted by Ruggero Raimondi, and in the role of Najade in Strauss’ “Arrianna di Naxos” under the baton of Sir Andrew Davies. Helen sang the role of Adele from Strauss’ “Bat” with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Patrick Fournillier.

Helen sings a wide and varied repertoire that includes not only opera, but also lieder and orchestral repertoire. Recently, Helen made her debut in Strauss’ Vier letzte lieder in Brittany and in Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 with the Lyon National Orchestra, Benjamin Britten’s Les Illuminations, op. 18, and Mozart’s concert aria, “Ch’io mi scordi di te” with the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne.

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