Jean-Christophe Leclère has a passion for the city of Venice, where he lives. He took the lead of the musical and literary project Bernardina, which gathers Alice Julien-Laferrière, Pauline Buet, Arièle Butaux. Founder of the festival Claviers d’Alpages in Gruyère, he chose to record this programme on the organ of Bellegarde (Cantorama, Switzerland). Titular organist of the Notre Dame de l’Epine Basilica, in Champagne, he leads a festival in early music in this high place of the flamboyant gothic style and coordinates the Champagne organ Triangle with the support of the Cordis and Organo European Collective.
Radio woman, writer, musician, artistic director and founder of the Salon Idéal, which gathers musicians from different backgrounds, Arièle Butaux is the author of nine novels including The Vestal, a fictionalised biography of the singer and composer Pauline Viardot. After 27 years at France Musique, where her broadcasts allowed thousands of musicians to meet, she moved to Venice where she writes and manages new projects for the Salon Ideal.
Dancer, violinist and musicologist, Oliver Fourés is a collaborator of the Institute Antonio Vivaldi in Venice. He is considered to be one of the most important specialist of this composer. He regularly collaborates with numerous musicians and institutions, such as Amandine Beyer, Giuliano Carmignola, Harmonia Mundi, Deutsche Grammophon and runs the Omnia edition of Vivaldi’s instrumental works with the publisher Ars Antiqva in Madrid.