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Possible Places does not express utopia, but the search for places to create and express oneself. In our world, past and present, human beings migrate and leave their homeland, often more by compulsion than by choice. Artists are among them, and many composers leave their homelands for other horizons. This concert brings together composers from a wide range of backgrounds, who contribute to the diversity and richness of modern musical creation.

Aurel Stroë, a composer of Romanian origin who only returned to his country after the fall of the Communist regime, left behind a magnificent violin concerto that will be performed by Noëmi Schindler, the violinist who premiered the piece. Farnaz Modarresifar, Iranian composer and santûr player, draws on traditional Iranian music to compose new music rich in timbre and sound ideas. Russian composer Dmitri Kourliandski fled his country after the outbreak of war in Ukraine and has since been living in France, as has Italian composer Giulia Lorusso, who has been living in Paris since she arrived in 2015 to study at the Paris Conservatoire.

In a pre-concert talk (45 minutes), composer Bernard Cavanna will discuss the work and career of Romanian artist Aurel Stroë.

The aim of this discussion is to show how the social and political context has influenced the life and work of a composer.

How can Aurel Stroë's experience of exile resonate today with artists such as Farnaz Modarresifar and Dmitri Kourliandski?

This talk will be based on extracts from the documentary co-directed with Bernard Cavanna and Laurence Pietrezak.

Hugo Lioret, in charge of audience relations at 2e2m, will lead the discussion.

This concert will also give rise to a recording of Aurel Stroë's Violin Concerto on the Empreinte Digitale label.


Produced by 2e2m, with the support of Paris Regional Conservatory, Spedidam, Sacem and MMC.
The mission of the Maison de la Musique Contemporaine (MMC) is to showcase and promote contemporary music, provide support for professionals and promote and educate the public.

This season 2e2m is supported by Ernst von Siemens Fondation.


Duration / 2 h 00

Production 2e2m, avec l’aide du CRR de Paris.

Farnaz Modarresifar


World premier - commissionned by 2e2m
soprano solo, 2 santûrs, accordion, percussion, piano, violin, double bass

Dmitri Kourliandski

3Possible places

world premiere • commission: 2e2m
harp and accordion solos, flute, clarinet, bassoon, trombone, cello, double bass

Giulia Lorusso

Natura electrica

world premiere • commission: 2e2m
solo electric guitar, flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano/keyboard, violin, viola, cello, double bass

Aurel Stroë

Capricci & ragas, Concerto pour violon et ensemble instrumental

solo violin, flute, 2 clarinets, 2 trombones, contrabassoon, harp, 4 percussions, instruments, 4 violas, 2 double basses


Direction- Léo Margue


Marie Soubestre -soprano

Pascal Contet -solo accordion

Marion Lénart -solo harp

Ruben Mattia Santorsa -solo electric guitar

Noëmi Schindler -solo violin


Farnaz Modarresifar -santour

Tony Di Napoli -lithophone

Jean-Philippe Grometto -flute

Jean-Marc Liet -oboe

Véronique Fèvre, Ozawa Megumi* -clarinets

Yannick Mariller bassoon

Laurent Bômont -trumpet

Lucas Perruchon, Clément-Théophile Radix -trombones

Alain Huteau, Clément Delmas, Lilian Popot* et Artus Chaplot* -percussion

Arzhel Rouxel -piano

Mathilde Lauridon -violin

Claire Merlet, Camille Coello, Maud Gabilly et Maurice Théron* -violas

Sarah Givelet -cello

Tanguy Menez et Louis Siracusa -double basses


*Avec les étudiants du Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Paris, Département Musique and Pôle Supérieur Paris / Boulogne-Billancourt


Thursday 25 april 2024 / Paris / 20 h 00

CRR de Paris • Auditorium Marcel Landowski

14 rue de Madrid

75008 Paris

M3 Europe

[ Pre-concert ] - 7pm with Bernard Cavanna about composer Aurel Stroë.

Duration: 45 minutes



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