DEBUSSY: SUITE BERGAMESQUE – RAMEAU: NOUVELLES SUITES DE PIÈCES DE CLAVECIN, SUITE EN LA – NATACHA MELKONIAN
Claude DEBUSSY: Suite Bergamesque, L. 75: I. Prélude – II. Menuet – III. Clair de lune – IV. Passepied – Jean-Philippe RAMEAU: Nouvelles Suites de Pièces de Clavecin, Suite en La, RCT 5: I. Allemande – II. Courante – III. Sarabande – IV. Les Trois Mains – V. La Fanfarinette (La Triomphante) – VI. Gavotte et Six Doubles.
Natacha Melkonian, Piano. (Facebook)
Born in the French Burgundy region, Natacha inherited her father’s passion for the piano and began to play piano at the age of two. After studying at the Dijon Conservatoire in Laure Rivierre’s class, she obtained both a degree in performance and her state diploma as a piano teacher at the Burgundy Pôle d’enseignement supérieur. She con- tinued her piano studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris.
Going on to hone her skills with François Chaplin and Bernard d’Ascoli and sought advice from Anne Queffélec. Still eager to progress in her field and to meet other musicians, Natacha went on to continue her studies with the famous concert pianist Cédric Pescia obtaining two Masters degrees at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland.
As part of the bicentenary of the birth of Frédéric Chopin, she participated in the concert given at the Salle Pleyel in February 2010. The concert was sponsored by Anne Queffélec and broadcast on France 3 during the program „Un été avec Chopin“ (A summer with Chopin) presented by Pierre Arditi. Natacha won auditions to take part in the Young Talents 2015-2016 season, giving her the opportunity to perform at the auditorium of the Petit Palais in Paris. In February 2018, she shared the stage with pianist Gaspard Dehaene in a ‘two-piano’ recital. Invitations are regularly extended to Natacha to perform in her native region, notably in Châtillon-sur-Seine and the Festival des Musicales en Folie in Fontaine-lès-Dijon amongst other venues.
Passionate about romantic music, Natacha has chosen to present two of her favourite composers for this first album: Debussy and Rameau.