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Louise Calame


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Louise Calame
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An original, multi-faceted artist, Louise Calame stands out for her qualities as a musician, narrator and teacher.
A graduate of Geneva's HEM in Jaques-Dalcroze rhythmics and pedagogy, Louise Calame, born in 1990, has trained in music (violin) and theatre (Théâtre du Loup) since childhood.
With a passion for the French language and children's stories, she created the show "Sur un arbre perché", which set 7 of La Fontaine's Fables to music, and won the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze prize for best artistic creation. Since then, the play has been staged several times in France and French-speaking Switzerland.
Louise Calame regularly recites classics such as Prokofiev's 'Peter and the Wolf', Saint-Saëns's 'The Carnival of the Animals' and Poulenc's 'L'Histoire de Babar'. During these various projects, she collaborated with conductors Philippe Béran and Arsène Liechti, as well as with the Orchestre Nexus.
In 2018, to mark the centenary of the premiere of Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat, she recited and staged Ramuz's text in an original version in collaboration with the Basel University of Music. The piece was performed again at the Festival Stravinsky in Voreppe and at the Festival Puplinge Classique.
The Schubertiades in Thônex regularly call on her for family concerts. In June 2024, she created a new show exploring Vivaldi's 4 seasons, accompanied by the Terpsycordes Quartet. The event was enthusiastically received and is already on the programme for the 2024-2025 cultural seasons.
Louise Calame teaches rhythm at the Musik Akademie in Basel. Her students have taken part in performances with the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and Amandine Beyer for Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons', and with the Basel University of Music for an adaptation of Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker'.

OSR Live

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Jonathan Nott | Sergey Khachatryan

Concerto pour violon et orchestre

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Symphonie N°9

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva