Comfort Zone

Camille Thomas & Julien Brocal

The Chopin Project

13:00 - 14:00 Salon Podium
13:00 - 14:00 Salon Podium

To our great regret, due to illness of cellist Camille Thomas, the concert she was to give with pianist Julien Brocal is cancelled. Despite the very short preparation time, we have found the pianist willing to give a solo recital instead with music by Chopin at the heart of his program.


Frederic Mompou (1893-1987) - Paisajes: La fuente i la campana, El Lago, Carros de Galicia
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) - Arabesque no. 1
Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) - Piano Concerto no. 1 in e minor, opus 11* 2. Romanze - Larghetto
Fantaisie Impromptu, opus 66
Nocturne in c-sharp minor, opus posth.
Andante Spianato
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Miroirs: 2. Oiseaux Tristes, 3. Une Barques sur l'Océan, 5. Vallée des Cloches

* Arrangement Julien Brocal


Charismatic, inspiring and a true storyteller. The young French-Belgian top cellist Camille Thomas is it all. She is coming to Oranjewoud for the first time with her ambitious "Chopin Project. On the magnificent Stradivarius cello once owned by Chopin's best friend, cellist Auguste-Joseph Franchomme, together with pianist Julien Brocal, she will perform an ode to Chopin's love of the cello.

 'I love you and that's all I can say, out of weariness and weakness.' These words are from the last letter Frédéric Chopin wrote in his lifetime. They are addressed to Franchomme, to whom he had earlier dedicated his famous cello sonata and who performed it at Chopin's deathbed. Like a testament to a rich life, each note echoes the close friendship that bound the two men together. 

Camille Thomas & Julien Brocal - II Larghetto (excerpt) from Piano concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11
Camille Thomas - Chopin: Nocturne in C Minor, Andante sostenuto, B. 108 (Official Video)



Frédéric Chopin - Prelude opus 28 No. 4 in e minor*
Auguste-Joseph Franchomme - Nocturne opus 15 No. 1
Chopin - Prelude opus 28 No. 15 in Des**, Sonata for cello and piano in g, op. 65, Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp, opus posth.***, Waltz No. 19 in a
David Popper - Hungarian Rhapsody

* Arrangement Camille Thomas
** Arrangement Franchomme
*** Misha Maisky

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