Two pianos, four hands : the stage becomes a theater where the play is dual,
where the space is music. Thus, what Scaramouche wants to give to the
audience with the sight of the artist's hands and the instrument, is
undoubtedly called the pleausure of music, the happiness of the soul with
Malvina Renault-Viéville and Filippo Antonelli, made up in Duo Scaramouche
since 1992, acquired during last years a maturity which confers even more on
their play complicity and the very particular harmony which had already
allured during their studies in Vienna, to the "Chigiana Academy" in Siena,
with Katia Labèque then in Paris and Colmar with the Russian pianist Réna
Duo Scaramouche offers with a great emotion and a remarkable vitality, a
reflexion rich colors on this marvellous pianistic literature, "thus
competing with the orchestra" according to the review "Le Monde de la
Its repertory is marked seal of an extreme diversity, with a curiosity for
the jazz. This interest brought the Duo on several occasions, to integrate
in its programs Scott Joplin, Gershwin and Bernstein. Concerned with the
music of its time, the duo Scaramouche also created concertos for two pianos
and orchestra, and made several recordings for the BBC, RAI-Italy, France
Musiques Radio Station , France 3 or Mezzo.
The CD, published in September 2002 for its 10 years of career, gathering
works of Brahms, Ravel, De Falla and Milhaud was greeted by "Four Stars" of
the " Le Monde de la Musique " magazine for "its brilliance and the fine
nuances which characterize its play".
Duo Scaramouche produced in many pestigious venues and festivals in France
as Salle Gaveau, Salle Cortot, Nice, Mulhouse, Strasbourg, Colmar, but also
in Europe as London, Birmingham, Prague, Bologna, Naples, Lecco, Ferrara,
Vienna, Moscow or the Summer Music Festival in Cambridge, the Emilia Romagna
Festival, the International Music Festival in Capri or the International
Music Festival in Dubrovnik.
In parallel with the artistic activity, duo Scaramouche grows rich by a
teaching engagement within the framework of masterclasses in Birmingham and
of the international Forum of the Pianos Duo " of which he is the founder.
The duo Scaramouche ensures the artistic direction of the "Festival Musiques
en Mer" since March 2002.