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"Un concerto indimenticabile al Maskfest con il duo SolivePse".  

Information San Marino

"International Duo SoliPse shined in lush compositions of the decade."

Elena Letnanova  for Opus musicum magazine

Photo by Rocio Garza

The Duo SoliPse was formed in 2011 by flutist Elena Stojceska and guitarist Romain Petiot. They performed in various cities and festivals in France, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Italy, Russia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, such as " Lovran Classic" in Croatia, the festival of Arromanches, the "Maskfest" festival in San Marino, the "Ohrid summer" festival, "Days of Macedonian Music" in Skopje, the "Forfest" festival in Kromeritz, international festival "Sarajevo winter", the Scriabin museum in Moscow, the Château de Bosmelet, Châtellerault, the Festival of Sagonne, La Semaine classique au Lavoir, at the Royal museum of fine arts in Brussels, Vienna House Concert and different venues in Paris and Paris region.

 

The flute/guitar chamber music formation has drawn interest among composers since Astor Piazzolla and his Histoire du tango. Hence, the Duo SoliPse tend to play essentially XXth and XXIst century music including pieces by composers Doïna Rotaru, Massimiliano Messieri, Toru Takemitsu, Vincent Airault, Laurence Sherr or Edison Denisov. On the other hand, the Duo SoliPse is inclined towards folk inspired music from Béla Bartók, Dusan Bogdanovic, Miroslav Tadic, Ravi Shankar...

They premiered the piece Liebes-Lied by Massimiliano Messieri in 2016, piece composed and dedicated to duo SoliPse, as well as A dream within a dream for flûte, guitar, voice, woodblock and live electronics. American composer Laurence Sherr dedicated his Capriccioso for flûte and guitar to Duo SoliPse. In 2022, the latest piece dedicated for the duo was Opus voyage by French composer Raphaëlle Zaneboni and Ocean in a drop by macedonian composer Darija Andovska.

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Elena Stojceska has been featured at numerous music festivals in Europe, including W.A.Mozart Festival in Rovereto, Skopje, Ohrid and Bitola Summer Festivals, Days of Macedonian music in Skopje, Maskfest Festival for new music in Bologna and San Marino, Festival d’Arromanches and Suscinio, Forfest festival for contemporary music in Kromeriz, Czech Republic, Festivals for contemporary music in Luxembourg and in Nederalands, Escapades Musicales, Itinéraires, Saoû chante Mozart in France, Sarajevo winter in Bosnia and many others.

 

Ms. Stojceska is a musician who has worn many hats throughout her professional career: flutist, teacher, director, freelance musician and cultural attaché, among others. 

 

She has appeared as soloist with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento in Italy, Paul Kuentz Orchestra, Orchestra of Auvergne, Bacau Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Bonsai and French flutes orchestra.

In addition to her work as a soloist and chamber musician, she is an orchestra musician, performing as a principal flutist with Génération Mozart,  Orchestre Pasdeloup, Orchestre de l’Alliance,  Orchestre Divertimento, Orchestre Philharmonique International. She recorded with the French Flute Orchestra and Ensemble Divertimento. 

 

In addition to her performing activities, Ms. Stojceska is a passionate and dedicated pedagogue. She is a tenured professor at the Livry-Gargan conservatory and teaches at the Paris W.A.Mozart Conservatory, giving masterclasses, conferences and workshops at the Faculty of music, the Professional high school and Polyhymnia in Skopje, at the Conservatory of Chatellerault, France and at the Colloquy in Kromeriz, Czech Republic.

Recipient of scholarships from Open Society Macedonia, French Government, Albert Roussel Foundation, Ministry of Culture of Macedonia, Ms. Stojceska studied in France and Italy with Pierre-Yves Artaud, Peter Lukas Graf, Vincent Lucas, Aurèle Nicolet and Irena Grafenauer among others and won First Prize at the 2004 AudiMozart! Competition in Rovereto, Italy. Other successes in international competitions include top prizes at National Flute and Chamber Music Competitions in Macedonia and former Yugoslavia, as well as in France, European competition, Buffet Crampon and Gaston Crunelle-Lucien Wurmser competitions. 

 

Ms. Stojceska is Director of the Conservatory for music and dance of Livry-Gargan from june 2020 do September 2022. She is the recipient of the MKarta distinction awarded by the Ministry of foreign affairs of North Macedonia. 

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French guitarist Romain Petiot won Third Prize at the 2011 Guitarmania competition in Almada, Portugal. Other success in international competitions includes Fourth prize at the 2011 Guitar Art Festival in Belgrade, Serbia, as well as the finals of the 3rd Robert J. Vidal competition in France.

He has performed recitals and chamber music concerts in France, Italy, Czech Republic, Belgium, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Russia, and Spain and was invited at numerous music festivals such as "Automne Musical" of Châtellerault, "Ohrid summer", the festival of Arromanches in Normandy, "Maskfest" in San Marino, at the Scriabin museum in Moscow, the "Sarajevo winter" festival, the festival of Sagonne, and by the French cultural institute of Valencia, Spain. 

Dedicatee of several pieces for solo guitar and for flute and guitar duo by composers Massimiliano Messieri, Laurence Sherr, Raphaëlle Zaneboni and Jan Vrkoc, he recorded in 2019 Laurence Sherr's solo guitar piece "Blue ridge frescos". The recording will soon be released as part of the anthology of the American composer's works. 

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He studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris “Alfred Cortot” where he received the Superior Diploma for Execution with the honors from the jury, in 2009. He also completed his pedagogy master's degree, from Paris conservatory CNSMDP in 2015.

His teachers includes Sebastien Cabrier, Alberto Ponce and Judicaël Perroy, and he completed his guitar studies attending master-classes with David Russell, Zoran Dukic, Marcin Dylla, Irina Kulikova, Carlo Marchione, Marco Smaili, Lorenzo Micheli, Alvaro Pierri and Jeremy Jouve among others.

Romain currently resides in Paris and teaches in the Conservatory of l'Haÿ-les-Roses and in the conservatory "W.A.Mozart" in Paris. He is invited as jury by numerous conservatories in France such as CNSMD Paris, HEAR Strasbourg, ESMD Lille. 

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