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Violin courses & Alto in Marseille & Aix-en-Provence

Michael Pon

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Born in Sydney, Australia, Michael PON began her musical studies at the age of 5 years with the Piano. A 8 years, He began to learn the violin with the Suzuki method, Thanks to the teaching of Miss Yvonne GANNONI. It will guide him to various degrees necessary for the accomplishment of his career professional violinist and teacher in Australia, Europe and the United States.

After completing his secondary studies, Michael PON perfected the practice of the violin, and at the same time devoted himself to the study of Music Education. He obtained the title of Professor Suzuki for teaching in all schools in the world. Among his teachers, Examples include : M. Harold BRISSENDEN (Honorary President of the Suzuki Association of the Education of the Talent in Australia), Professor John KENDALL (Founder & Honorary Life Member of the Suzuki Association in America), M. Tsuneo KOBAYASHI (Professor / instructor looking for Talent Education and the teaching of the violin, Japan), M. Yasuki NAKAMURA (President of the Suzuki Association “Pan Pacific”), Professor William STARR (Director of the Suzuki program at the University of Tennessee, U.S.A.), and Miss Hiroko SUZUKI (Instructor at the International Academy of the Suzuki method, Violin teacher, and Niece of Dr. Shinichi SUZUKI). Include also other teachers such as Miss Miwako ABE (Former Assistant to Sandor VEGH), M. László KISS (Conservatory of music in Sydney) and M. Goetz RICHTER (Concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra).

In addition to his duties as Professor, Michael PON is also a professional violinist, and he has played with orchestras in Australia and abroad, such as the National Chamber Orchestra of the Opera of Australia, the National Philharmonic Orchestra (Australia), the Orchestra of Academy of music in Paris (France), Flaine Music Festival Orchestra (France), the Sydney Opera House Orchestra (Australia), and the Sydney Philharmonic Orchestra (Australia). At the present time, It is the violin soloist of the Ensemble Henri Tomasi (France).

Michael PON taught the Suzuki method for violin and viola, also in Classes for beginners, as well as the traditional method for violin and viola in Australia, Europe and the United States. He was lecturer at the Waverley high school (Australia) and at the Lycée Scots in Sydney (Australia), and he is the founding member of The International Music School of Provence, France.

Michael PON is the holder of a Licence of music, option violin, of a Licence of the Music Education, a violin Concert Licence, Diploma of Professor of violin for the Suzuki method teaching, as well as a diploma in Direction d'Orchestre (http://m.PON.free.fr/)

He is currently Professor Coordinator of stringed Instruments, and teaches violin and viola at The International Music School of Provence, France.


Courses Piano in Marseille & Aix-en-Provence

Xiao di Zhang

Born in the central China, his mother taught him piano at the age of 6 years. He presented the competence of very strong improvisation. At the age of 8 years it starts the decryption by listening and participates in several competitions and gets great results. A 16 years he already composes his own music and joined the Shanghai Conservatory where he studied piano with the teacher Mr. Bing SU. He plays his own music to the public.

En 2010 he arrives in France to continue his musical studies and returned to the Conservatory of Marseilles. He studied with the famous pianist M Erick BERCHOT. He was invited to participate in the Festival of music, cooperates with various film companies in order to create music from the movies. But he is also invited to play for renowned including large star hotels facilities. This enabled him to enrich his experience.

Children who live abroad always think of their home countries, but this allows them to better understand the spirit of Western classical music from this experience of studying abroad. The spirit music oriental and occidental meet in most of his works, like a melodious music culture. His sentimental works are recognized by the french public.


Courses Cello in Marseille & Aix-en-Provence

Musical awakening course (from 2, 5 years) in Marseille

Eleanor Begueria

She started the cello at the age of 6 years.

She won the prize for chamber music, Cello and music theory at the National Academy of Region of Marseille. En 2009, She joined the high school of music in Lausanne in the M class. Marcio Carneiro, Assistant to M. André Navarra. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music in 2012 and his Master of pedagogy in 2014.

It occurs mainly with the singer Alice Torrent and the Group Emphasis as well as in training and other projects: Classic, Baroque, contemporary, Jazz, Reggae, RAP, electro… in France, in Switzerland in England, in Germany.

She teaches the cello, Music and the Musical awakening at The International Music School of Provence.


Courses Vocals (Soprano) in Marseille

Yukimi Yamamoto

Yukimi YAMAMOTOYukimi YAMAMOTO studied piano since her childhood. It is at the age of 18 years, She began her vocal studies at the University of music from Kunitachi (Tokyo) where she successively obtained Bachelor and master.

From 1994, Yukimi YAMAMOTO perfected at the Ecole Normale de Musique de PARIS where she received superiors staging graduates, Concert of song and chamber music by unanimity.

Yukimi YAMAMOTO is winner of the first prize unanimously of the Léopold BELLAN competition as well as of the European music competition in Picardy.

It gives several recitals in the CORTOT Hall, as well as the Embassy of Japan in PARIS, and has performed in numerous concerts in PARIS, LYON, MARSEILLE, AIX-EN-PROVENCE, GENEVA, HAMBURG, TOKYO, OSAKA, …

His repertoire, rich and varied, extends from early music to contemporary music ; Leçons de ténèbres Couperin, Stabat Mater Pergolesi, the 9th Symphony Beethoven, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 VILLA-Lobos, The land of mystery of Jacques CASTÉRÈDE.

She participates in many Operas and performances in the roles of Dido from Dido and Aeneas (PURCELL), The peace of Les Arts Florissants (CARPENTER), Eurydice ofOrpheus and Eurydice (GLUCK), The Most of Mozart in the Theatre of the Royal drum, Erinice of Zoroaster (Rameau) at the Théâtre de Lenche in Marseille and musical creations : The cat of the archaeologist (J.P.STORA) at the Theatre du Jeu de Paume in Aix-en-Provence.

Since 2012 She works regularly with the Director Gabor Csetneki at his Studio "the actor and his space" and exercised his talent as an actress.

After having taught singing at the Ecole Supérieure de Paris musical and the mastery of Bouches du Rhône, She gets the State diploma Professor of singing at the CEFEDEM French. She currently teaches at The International Music School of Provence.

She has recorded a debut album with Lévon MINASSIAN (Armenian flute) and Pedro ALEDO (Guitar). Subsequently, She has participated in two other records: for the Memorial of the Marseillaise "Marseillaise of women" and to create "Stabat Mater" by Ludovic Amadeus SELMI.

Yukimi also sings the music of film which received the award of best musical adaptation in international film festivals (Marseille, Strasbourg, Ajaccio, Saint Petersburg, Rabat, San Sebastián).