A concert by a wind ensemble of world-class musicians which has performed at numerous concert halls and theatres throughout the world.
The wind instrument ensemble Les Vents Français consists of five eminent virtuosos in playing their own instruments: Francois Leleux (FR) on oboe, Paul Meyer (FR) on clarinet, Gilbert Audin (FR) bassoon, Eric Le Sage (FR) on piano and Radovan Vlatković (HR) on horn. Composed of mostly French musicians, it is dedicated to the music of Maurice Ravel, Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud, Albert Roussel and André Caplet. They perform this music with passion, and depending on the repertoire, this ensemble performs in a set-up of two to five performers, with pianist Eric Le Sage (FR).
They have performed at numerous concert halls, theatres and towns throughout the world. Recent concert highlights include the Cologne Philharmonie, the Konzerthaus Dortmund, Mozarteum Salzburg, Copenhagen, Rome, Zürich, Brussels, Paris, Istanbul, Turin, Humlebaek, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Kissinger Sommer, Salon-de-Provence and a tour of the USA and Japan.
Les Vents Français is constantly striving to widen and improve its repertoire and so it also includes works of contemporary composers such as Thierry Escaich, Thierry Pécou, Guillaume Connesson, Michael Jarrell, Misat Mochizuki, Fuminori Tanada, Donald Waxman and Qigang Chen.
The programme of their Rijeka concert includes works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.