Date : Wednesday 11 May 2022 
Time : 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue : Atrium, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

You are cordially invited to attend the DANSONS À QUATRE MAINS (Piano Concert) by Galina Besner and Marie Sontag

Experience the world of dancing throughout centuries and cultures: from France to Armenia, from Ballroom dances to the Dance of Death and from Classic to Jazz

About the artist:

Galina Besner: Of Russian origins, Galina graduates from the Sobinov State Conservatory as pianist, chamber music artist, accompanist until she became a piano professor. She left Russia to pursue her career in different countries (China, France, Poland and Saudi Arabia) where she had the opportunity to work and perform with musicians of different backgrounds and cultures. Her passion for music led her to nurture a vast repertoire from opera to musicals and from classical music to the traditional music of the countries that she lived in. Galina holds a teaching position of Artistic Education in France and is currently a professor of Musical Awakening at the French Alliance in Abu Dhabi

Marie Sontag: A musician of Occitan origins, who developed a passion for piano in her early childhood. After joining the music accredited municipal school of Les Sables-d’Olonne, she started exploring the romantic repertoire, chamber music and history of music. She acquired her degree certificate in 1999. Throughout the years, Marie has been experimenting with other string instruments and plays in various folk-jazz musical groups, but piano remained her favorite instrument. She began teaching in different municipal and associative schools in the South West of France then thought of taking a step further in her artistic career, that led her to enter the National Conservatory of La-Roche-Sur-Yon for four years before getting her degree in Musical Studies (Piano, Chamber Music & Harmony) in 2006. From concerts to music schools and from Brittany’s great West to Mayenne, Marie is now focused on teaching piano in Abu Dhabi

A negative PCR test of no more than 30 days (green pass) and being fully vaccinated is required to access/attend the event or non-vaccinated individuals may now enter with a negative PCR test received within 48 hours

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