St Petersburg, The Shchedrin Hall

An evening of improvisations

The St Petersburg Improvisers' Orchestra under Dmitry Shubin

Special guests:
Vincent Lê Quang (saxophone)
Alvise Sinivia (piano)

About the performers

Alvise Sinivia (piano)
Alvise Sinivia was born in an artistic family. From childhood he appeared in films and on TV and performed in operas. Graduated from the Conservatoire National de Paris (piano class of Alain Planès and generative improvisation classes of Alexandros Markeas and Vincent Lê Quang). Collaborates with the Ysaÿe Quartet and participates in improvisations with dancers, circus performers and video artists. Since 2011 he has appeared with the Orchestre National de Création, Expérimentation et d'Improvisation Musicale (ONCEIM). For the 2016–2017 season he has a grant from the Villa Medici in Rome.

Vincent Lê Quang (saxophone)
Vincent Lê Quang is a composer, jazz saxophonist, improviser and teacher. Has played the saxophone since the age of thirteen. He was a student at the Conservatoire Emmanuel-Chabrier in Clermont-Ferrand, Paris' Schola cantorum and the Conservatoire National de Paris, where he studied jazz performance and generative improvisation under François Jeanneau, Riccardo Del Fra and Patrick Moutal. In 2003 he won a prize for the best solo performance at the National Jazz Competition in La Défense (Paris). Since 2008 he has taught generative improvisation at the Conservatoire National de Paris. Directs an orchestra that specialises in sound painting – a technique invented by the composer Walter Thompson.

Age category 6+

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