1 December 2020 at 20h

Chenal Moriniere stream lighterSoloists of great talent, Sara Chenal (violin) and Antoine Morinière (guitar) will present to us a surprising sound universe through four contemporary pieces. The program explores the dialogue between acoustic instruments and electronic sounds thanks to the Sampo, an innovative instrument that expands the possibilities of classical instruments.

This concert will also be the culmination of the work of the winner composers of the 2020 Sampo Composition Contest, Umut Eldem (Turkey / Belgium) and Philippe Hattat (France).

 Live streaming on our Youtube channel and Facebook page.



Philippe Hattat

  Exschize Envoût *   Guitar and Sampo


Umut Eldem


Bound *


Violin and Sampo


Michel Zbar



  Violin and Sampo

Pascale Jakubowski


Migration de la Belle-Dame *


Violin and Sampo






* World premier



Sara Chenal (Violin and Sampo)

Sara Chenal c Laura Pezzenati bio

First prize with distinction at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon in 2003, with R.Dugareil, then A. Roussin as masters, Sara Chenal later attended advanced violin classes at the Rotterdams Conservatorium under the guidance of J.J. Kantorow, then a series of chamber music classes at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris with E. Bellocq, J.J. Kantorow and R. Dyedns.

A full-time member of the orchestra at the Opera of Dijon (1996-2001), she subsequently veered to a career as a soloist and chamber music player, first as member in a string trio, then a “Cordes et Ames/ Strings and Souls" duet with the guitar player Olivier Pelmoine. Since 2006 she plays as first violin in the “Sine Qua Non” string quartet and frequently appears in all sorts of chamber music groups.

She also appears as guest violinist in such ensembles as La Baule, J.W. Audoili, Forum Sinfonietta, Les Musiciens d’Art, Musica de Flandre, Océan and she regularly performs contemporary music with Multilatérale, Cairn, Court-Circuit, Instant Donné or Utopik.

Sara Chenal’s performances take place in France and abroad. Several pieces have been dedicated to her ( J.Y.Bosseur, J-L Narvaez, F.Rossé) and she has often been asked to take part in broadcasts, in particular the well-known France-Musique programmes “Dans la Cour des Grands” or “Alla Breve”. She has recorded three CDs for Scarbo with the guitar-player Olivier Pelmoine and appears in miscellaneous recordings with Marc Perrone, Jacques Lenot, Philippe Leloup, Albert Hamman, Emilie Simon, Jean-Pierre Ferey and the quatuor Sine Qua Non.


Antoine Morinière (Guitar and Sampo)


Antoine Morinière starts his guitar studies at the age of eight with Jean Luc Rocchietti, then he continued with Olivier Chassain at the Conservatory of Bordeaux. In 2011, he enters the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris with Olivier Chassain and Laurent Blanquart. He also received professional guidance from Jeremy Jouve during 2 years, and obtains his Master's degree in guitar with the highest distinction.

Since 2012, Antoine starts travelling around the world with his guitar for solo recitals and concertos, and also performs at various festivals in France.

Interested in contemporary music, he collaborates with the Japanese composer Rikako Watanabe for the piece “Suite pour guitare” which is also dedicated to him. He also premiered Obscurs for guitar and clarinet by Raphaël Sévère, and a work by Jean Frédéric Neuburger for two guitars (with Thibault Garcia) and clarinet (R.Sévère).

Motivated by the mixture of artistic expressions, he has a project to conjure his guitar with dance in the show "Nocturne" with the contemporary dancer named Joachim Maudet. This spectacle is about 3 guitar pieces, the Nocturnal by B. Britten, Chaconne by J.S.Bach and Entre chien et loup by R. Sévère.

Antoine is also involved in chamber music projects as a guitar clarinet duo with Raphael Sévère, as a guitar duo with Thibaut Garcia, with singer (Marianne Croux, Aude Extremo) with violin (Marianne Piketty), with piano (Jean F. Neuburger).

Antoine Morinière is sponsored by Fondation Safran.




Umut Eldem

Eldem photo

Umut Eldem is a composer, musician, and researcher. After receiving his Bachelor's diploma in Composition at the Mimar Sinan State Conservatory, he has continued his Master’s studies in the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. In the same institution he has done his Postgraduate research, 'Foundations of Cross-Modal Analytic Thinking' on the applicability of synaesthesia and colour as an inter-sensory musical concept.

He has given lectures on his research of synaesthesia, and had his works combining sound and colours performed in Belgium, Turkey, Italy, Romania, and Luxembourg. His installation 'Chrom', made of differently coloured music boxes scattered in the Mirador Forest in Luxembourg, has explored the relationship between music, the senses, and our physical location. His work 'Prelude', for electronics, narrator, and coloured light, has applied the cognitive sound-colour relationship on the interdisciplinary performance practice. ‘Glimmer’, for saxophone, electronics, and live visuals, incorporates the musician as an active participant on the projection of not only the sound, but the visuals as well.

He is currently a PhD researcher in the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, and musical director of the theatre collective Mixed & United. His current PhD research entitled ‘The Hearing Glass: Synaesthetic Correspondences in The Musical Practice’ intends to develop an intersensory theory of audiovisual art.


Philippe Hattat

Hattat photo

Born in 1993, Philippe Hattat begins his musical studies in 2001 at the Conservatory of Levallois-Perret, then at the Conservatory of Paris in 2003. Entering the CNSMDP in 2011, he is awarded the piano accompaniment prize (2014), piano prize (2016), writing prize (2018) and orchestration prize (2019).

In parallel, from 2005 to 2011, he pursues studies in composition and orchestration with Michel Merlet at the Conservatory of Levallois-Perret. Since then, thanks to increased contact with contemporary creation during his studies at the CNSMDP, he seeks to associate, in his way, a "compositional craftmanship" (using diverse contrapuntal writing resources) with research on timbre (with a current taste for certain forms of saturation), micro-intervals and musical gesture.

Philippe Hattat is winner of the Concours International de Piano d’Orléans (2016) as a pianist and a composer (Special Mention Ricardo Viñes Prize, Special Mention Alberto Ginastera Prize, and André Chevillon – Yvonne Bonnaud Composition Prize).

Pascale Jakubowski

Jakubowski bio

Born in Algeria from a Polish father and a French mother, Pascale Jakubowski follows her musical studies in France. Pursuing a double degree - piano then clarinet - to which she soon adds singing, she has been writing works that she frequently performs herself for several years already when she decides, in 1986, to take lessons in harmony, electroacoustic composition and musical analysis at the National Conservatory of the Bordeaux region.

Since the beginning, Pascale Jakubowski is inspired by the dual practice of compopsition and interdisciplinary experimentation, which leads her to work closely with artists and scientists (Trans-figurations and Télé-plastique, 1989-1992; Le destin de petits riens, in a plastic environment by Francis Proudhom, 2005). The reason for this is her sensitivity to other forms of artistic expression, which is furthermore reflected in her atonal writing style - free from strict system analysis, where the exploration of micro-intervals and the profusion of game modes with the instrument also prosper.

Artist-in-residency at Ille-et-Vilaine (1999-2000), Pascale Jakubowski elaborates an ambitious project including some of the constitutive elements of her compositional approach, such as litterature and world music, which have always deeply nurtured her reflection. Awarded by the Sacem (Society for authors and composers) in 2005 with the Pierre et Germaine Labole Prize for Hautes Terres; 2004), the composer successively holds different positions in the educational field. Since 2007 she is professor of analysis and composition at the conservatory of Saint-Etienne.


Michel Zbar


Michel Zbar studied at the Paris Conservatory, notably with Pierre Sancan (piano), Olivier Messiaen (first prize for analysis, 1966) and Tony Aubin (first prize for composition, 1967).

He did an internship at the GRM in 1965, and was a resident at the Villa Medicis in Rome (1973-74).

He also pursued studies in musical acoustics at the Faculty of Sciences of Paris, and carried out activities in musical animation in schools.

He directed the National School of Music in Montreuil.



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