ZIMMERMANN COFFEE

Celine Frisch & Pablo Valetti

Celine Frisch & Pablo Valetti

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NEWS

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OUR NEXT CD

IN OCTOBER

"The imaginary music book of J.S. Bach" will be released soon. This program is inspired by the notebooks in which musicians wrote down the pieces they particularly liked, like our current playlists. We can't wait for you to listen to it.

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NEW SEASON

AVAILABLE

Here we are: find all our concerts by following this link.

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SEE YOU IN

TWO WEEKS

Let's meet during the European Heritage Days. On the program, various and multiple concerts in magnificent places: Granet Museum, Silvacane Abbey, Vasarely Foundation and Jeu de Paume Theater.

The info is just below !

DEVENEZ MÉCÈNE DE  L'ENSEMBLE CAFÉ ZIMMERMANN
 

CALENDAR

  • Duo Sonatas - Bach en Famille / Trets
    Castle of the ramparts
    02 Oct, 20:30
    Castle of the ramparts, Boulevard Etienne Boyer, 13530 Trets, France
    As part of the "Provence en scène" program, find our two artistic directors in an exciting program that will make you discover the many facets of writing for violin and keyboard, from the Baroque period to the borders of classicism.
  • Bach Concertos and Suites / Boulogne-Billancourt
    La Seine Musicale
    07 Oct, 20:30
    La Seine Musicale, La Seine Musicale, Ile Seguin, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France
    When he was court choirmaster in Coethen, Bach conducted many works such as Brandenburg Concertos and Orchestral Suites. No need to underline how much Café Zimmermann is at ease in this repertoire: it has formed the DNA of the whole since its foundation!
  • Bach / Arras Concertos and Suites
    TANDEM National stage | Arras Theater
    08 Oct, 20:30
    TANDEM National stage | Arras Theater, 7 Place du Théatre, 62000 Arras, France
    When he was court choirmaster in Coethen, Bach conducted many works such as Brandenburg Concertos and Orchestral Suites. No need to underline how much Café Zimmermann is at ease in this repertoire: it has formed the DNA of the whole since its foundation!
  • Pastries - Trio entertainment / Aix-en-Provence
    Aix en Provence
    09 Oct, 20:00
    Aix en Provence, Av. Philippe Solari, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
    Vienna! World music capital where concert posters abound between Mozart's pianoforte and Brahms' favorite menu. It is also the City of Dreams, and here is yours: three musicians come to your home to alternate melodies and improvisations for an evening of refinement!
  • Second mini concert / Go to - Music on the course
    Aix en Provence
    10 Oct, 17:00 – 17:30
    Aix en Provence, Rue des Chaudronniers, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
    From the Cours Mirabeau to the courtyard of your building, the Grand Théâtre de Provence shares the emotions of music by "reaching out" to those who dare or cannot push its doors. On the program, 3 small 20-minute concerts spread over the day, so you don't miss out!
  • The imaginary music notebook / Prague
    Church of St. Simon and Jude
    24 Sep, 16:00
    Church of St. Simon and Jude, U Milosrdných, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
    This program is based on the principle of the "playlist" or that of the famous music books in which the musicians note the pieces that they particularly like.
 
 

ABOUT US

CAFE ZIMMERMANN

 

Created in 1999, Café Zimmermann is at the forefront of the baroque concert in France and in Europe. Led by violinist Pablo Valetti and harpsichordist Céline Frisch, the ensemble brings together soloists who strive to revive the artistic emulation brought about by the establishment of Gottfried Zimmermann in Leipzig in the 18th century. Café Zimmermann performs in some of the most renowned concert halls and international festivals and his many collaborations are always under the sign of excellence.
The discographic recordings of Café Zimmermann arouse a real enthusiasm, in particular by the removed and contrasting interpretations of the concert music of J.S. Bach, rewarded by 5 golden tuning forks.

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CELINE FRISCH

Harpsichord & Artistic Direction

 

Created in 1999, Café Zimmermann is at the forefront of the baroque concert in France and in Europe. Led by violinist Pablo Valetti and harpsichordist Céline Frisch, the ensemble brings together soloists who strive to revive the artistic emulation brought about by the establishment of Gottfried Zimmermann in Leipzig in the 18th century. Café Zimmermann performs in some of the most renowned concert halls and international festivals and his many collaborations are always under the sign of excellence.
The discographic recordings of Café Zimmermann arouse a real enthusiasm, in particular by the removed and contrasting interpretations of the concert music of J.S. Bach, rewarded by 5 golden tuning forks.

PABLO VALETTI

Violin and Artistic Direction

 

Trained at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, Pablo Valetti has regularly performed as soloist or first violin with the main baroque ensembles and orchestras of international scenes - Les Arts Florissants, Le Concert des Nations, Concerto Köln, Hesperion XXI, etc.
Beyond his activities as a soloist, he was regularly invited to conduct the Orquesta Barroca in Seville and also devoted himself to teaching at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya in Barcelona and the Conservatory of Nice .
Since the creation of Café Zimmermann in 1999, he has devoted himself entirely to the artistic project and to the development of the whole.
He plays a violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini from 1758.

 
RECORDINGS

DISCOGRAPHY

 
PROGRAMS

PROJECTS 2020-21

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MUSIC CHAMBER

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PROJECTS 2022-23

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SUMMER 2022

LEIPZIGER VOLKSZEITUNG

Who has heard the sensational Café Zimmermann in this
music, the brilliant and fiery spirit of their game, the profusion
of their colors, the evidence with which virtuosos put themselves
together to form a set that plays homogeneously,
will want to hear more from this composer (CPE Bach).

TUNING FORK

​Must we also say the liveliness, eloquence, responsiveness, perfectionism
that Frisch, Valetti and their band put on concertos, Suites,
Brandenburg? Should we remember that no French ensemble had
taken such a place in Bach's discography?

CLASSICA

Stunning, insolent, virtuoso but also rich in
colors and shades. Soloist and orchestra are exhilarating
from start to finish. Who says better?

EL PAIS

Café Zimmermann plays with incredible freshness and insolence (…). Their music comes straight to us, uninhibited. They swing!

THE WORLD

Baroque 'beef' atmosphere, with super-fast tempos, crisp articulations and sharp colors.

 

CULTURAL ACTIONS

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

THE WILL TO DEVELOP ACTIONS FOR ALL AUDIENCES

TRANSMIT, EDUCATE, SHARE

Café Zimmermann promotes 18th century music to a wider public through inventive awareness-raising activities. Transmission is at the heart of the musicians' approach, some of whom teach in European conservatories.
A project of cultural and pedagogical actions is developed, notably in the SUD region, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

IN SCHOOLS

Workshops for school audiences are organized in partnership with the teams of the Théâtre du Jeu de Paume and aim to make young audiences aware of Baroque aesthetics and music.

In October 2020, we became sponsors of a class in La Roque-D'Anthéron participating in the Orchestre à l'école project. This project takes place over three years and allows children to discover music in all its aspects, from individual learning to collective harmony.
 
IN HOSPITALS
For many years now, the musicians have been working in retirement homes, care centers, and hospitals, creating musical interludes with patients, caregivers, and administrators in order to provide these people with a little escape from their difficult daily lives. Within the framework of our recent residency at the Jeu de Paume, we continue and deepen our actions with new audiences at La Madone, Les Hespérides and the Centre Ressources.

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SUPPORT US

 
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Amateurs are passionate about baroque music, you can support the projects of the Café Zimmermann Ensemble by making a donation to the association Lights.

 

By becoming a patron, you support the action of an important player in European musical life. You show your attachment to the dissemination of live music and in particular to the Baroque repertoire while allowing the development of many projects to raise awareness of 18th century music.

 

You benefit, according to the tax provisions in force, from a tax reduction of 66% of the amount of your donation ... (A donation of 100 € actually costs you 34 €)

SUPPORT OUR ACTIONS!

Café Zimmermann has been in residence at the Grand Théâtre de Provence since 2011, thanks to the Alpha label, partner of all its discographic projects.

Café Zimmermann is a member of the Federation of Independent Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles - FEVIS and of the professional union of Producers, Festivals, Independent Music Diffusers - PROFEDIM.

 

The whole Café Zimmermann benefits from the support of the Ministry of Culture - Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs of Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, the Metropolis Marseille Provence - Pays d'Aix and the Provence-Alpes-Côte- Azure.

 

The ensemble is regularly helped by ADAMI, SPEDIDAM and the French Institute for its concert activities in France and abroad and for recording.

 

CONTACT US

ADMINISTRATION & PRODUCTION

Aude EYCHENNE

+33 (0)7 86 87 89 75 cafezimmermann@gmail.com

 

BOOKING, COMMUNICATION & EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

+33 (0)7 62 37 19 62 diffusion@cafe-zimmermann.com

INTERNATIONAL BOOKING

Germany: Maier artists www.maierartists.de

Beate MAIER +49 (0) 711 22 66 72 48


Spain: MGM Management www.mariagoded.com

Maria GODED RAMBAUD +34 (0) 918 969 035


Netherlands: Ivy Artits www.ivyartists.com

Marjon KOENEKOOP + 31 (0) 70 39 25 271

 

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