Week-end Alexandre THARAUD

Saturday 7th September at 5 p.m.at the château

Cinema Le temps dérobé  by Raphaëlle AELLIG-REGNIER (2013)

with Alexandre Tharaud

An unusual insight into the world of a highly-talented contemporary musician. A pianist who has captured a wide audience, well beyond that usually attracted by classical music, thanks to his talents and his sensitivity, as well as his willingness to decompartmentalise this world, which is sometimes a little too rigid, by conceiving original adventures.

Born into a family intimately involved with the stage (his father was an opera singer, his mother was a dancing teacher at the Opéra de Paris), Alexandre reveals his passion for the piano alongside his restless fertility of expression, under the close gaze of the camera. This film explores those intimate moments, when the artist looks more closely at himself than at his audience, when he experiences the extremes of his emotions, reaching for that unreachable star.

Raphaëlle Aellig-Régnier 

She was born in Nancy in 1964 with dual nationality, Swiss and French. In 1985 she gained a Masters Degree in Literature, followed by a Masters in Human Resources Management and Communication at the Sorbonne. She first worked as a journalist on the daily paper “La Suisse” until 1992, when she joined Radio Télévision Suisse. Since 2001 she has been an independent director and producer.

Filmography :

  • Ouessant, au souffle du vent (2017)

  • Alexandre Tharaud, le temps dérobé (2013)

  • De chair et d’âme, Philippe Pozzo di Borgo et Alexandre Jollien (2012)

  • Irrécupérables ? (2012)

  • Entre les mains (2008)

  • Les villageois – Chronique d’un village presque comme les autres (2006)

  • Le passeur (2004)

  • Juntos – Un retour en Argentine (2001)



Saturday 7 September at 9 p.m.in the château


Concert and reading, Montrez-moi vos mains  by Alexandre Tharaud

During this performance Alexandre THARAUD will read from his book alongside the actor GillesPRIVAT

Their words will be accompanied by extracts from Bach’s Suites for solo cello, played by François SALQUE.

Gilles PRIVAT,actor

He studied at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq from 1979 to 1981. He appeared in plays, with Daniel Françon, by Daniel Danis, Georges Feydeau, Anton Chekov, Samuel Beckett, Peter Handke and Botho Strauss. He also worked with Benno Besson in plays by Molière, Gozzi, Coline Serreau, Brecht and Victor Hugo, and with Matthias Langhoff in plays by Schnitzler/Muller, Webster, O’Neill, Strindberg and Garcia Lorca.

In 2008 he received a Molière for Best Actor in a Supporting Rôle in “L’Hôtel du libre-échange”. In the cinema, he has played in films directed by Coline Serreau, Chantai Ackerman, James Huth and Jérôme Bonnel.


François SALQUE, cello

A graduate from Yale University and the Conservatoire de Paris, he won prizes, when he was very young, in international competitions  (Geneva, Tchaikovsky, Munich, Rostropovitch, Leonard Rose…). “The sensitivity and the quality of his playing” as well as “his charisma and exceptional virtuosity” (Pierre Boulez), enabled him to win no less than ten First Prizes and as many other prizes. He has performed concerts in more than sixty countries, and his recordings, both as a soloist and also in Chamber Music ensembles, playing with Eric Le Sage, Alexandre Tharaud, Emmanuel Pahud and Vincent Peirani, have been well received by the music press (Diapasons d’Or, Chocs du Monde de la Musique 10 de Répertoire, Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros, Victoires de la Musique, Elu Citizen Jazz, Palme d’Or from the BBC…).

He has also recorded seven successful CDs with the Ysaÿe Quartet, he has played cello with them for the last five years. His serious commitment to contemporary music has resulted in compositions from  Thierry Escaich, Karol Beffa, Nicolas Bacri, Jean-François Zygel, Krystof Maratka and Bruno Mantovani. He has also been involved in creating several works, blending contemporary inspirations with traditional music. His musical depth, his technique and his eclectic approach have made him a performer of stature in the world of music. Today he is teaching at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Lausanne, and also at the Conservatoire de Paris.


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Week-end Alexandre THARAUD

Sunday 8th September at 5 p.m.

at Domaine de Russol  see map  


Alexandre THARAUD, piano

He is an exceptional musician : an eclectic pianist, a writer, an artistic director, his passion for music drives him with a creativity  which gives substance to his world of music, from Baroque to contemporary.

To find out more : www.alexandretharaud.com

He has previously played in Rieux in 2009, 2013, and 2017


Edward GRIEG (1843-1907) Suite Holberg 

Reynaldo HAHN (1874-1947) Versailles 

Jean FRANÇAIX (1912-1997)

Si Versailles m’était conté...

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)The Waltz (1919)