Marie-Pierre Desjoyaux - Isabelle Toutain

Marie-Pierre Desjoyaux

Marie-Pierre Desjoyaux has participated in many important musical events, notably in the Radio-France and Montpellier Festivals in 1996 for one of Michael Torke's works. She also appeared in Haydn's the Seasons with the Symphonic Orchestra of Avignon (OLRAP) directed by J.S. Bereau, in a Te Deum song cycle (Gilles, Dvorak, Arvo Part...) under the baton of Bernard Tetu and with the National Orchestra of Montpellier for a creation by Langgard (Musique des Spheres). She interpreted Malagasy songs by Ravel for the twentieth anniversary of the National Orchestra of Montpellier and has given numerous recitals in France (Music at the Heart of the Medoc and des Graves, Abbaye de Vaux in Cernay, Oppede musicals in Luberon, and others" ); she has also toured in Martinique, in Reunion Island and more recently in New Caledonia.

Abroad, Marie-Pierre Desjoyaux has given a series of concerts: in Saudi Arabia with actress Marie-Christine Barrault, in Salsburg with the musicians of the Mozarteum and in Baviere with the Minsk orchestra for a contemporary production.

Isabelle Toutain

Born in 1964, Isabelle began her musical studies at l'Ecole Nationale de Musique in Mans and was awarded a Premier Prix diploma in sight-singing, harp, flute and chamber music. She entered the Conservatoire National Superieur of Lyon in 1983 where she joined Marie-Pierre Jamet's class and later, Fabrice Pierre's. In 1987, she was awarded a Premier Prix diploma in harp. She was a harp professor at l'Ecole Normale de Musique of Paris from 1988 to 1989. She has given many solo concerts, and has also performed with several chambers and orchestras. She has participated in concerts allover the world with the European Union Youth Orchestra. Since 1989, she has been a harpist for the National Orchestra of Montpellier and spends a lot of her time playing chamber music.


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