Last night we hosted the brand new duo of Cyril Kubler (piano) and Nathalie Lourties (flute), playing a varied selection of lesser-known, romantic pieces. It was superb. This conversation between flute and piano was an absolute treat and brought tears to our eyes.
The evening was well supported, and the performance was followed by Auberge Espagnole, a bring-and-share supper, which is popular in this region, and which gives everyone a chance to chat and to meet the performers.
Cyril Kubler trained at the Conservatories of Toulouse and Rueil-Malmaison, where he received the 2009 prize for piano accompaniment.
With a delicate and expressive touch, he explores the great works of the repertoire, and regularly performs in France and abroad.
In 2012, he was appointed choirmaster of the Izmir Opera in Turkey. He then moved to Germany, as a vocal coach at the Bremen Opera for the 2014/2015 season.
Returning to Toulouse, he occasionally plays in the National Orchestra of the Capitole and accompanies various musical projects in the region. He has just been appointed conductor at the Bordeaux Conservatoire.
Nathalie Lourties studied at the Conservatory of Toulouse.
At the age of 12, she was a soloist with the Mélodia chamber orchestra. From the age of 16, for 15 years, she was playing in the National Orchestra of the Capitole de Toulouse, interpreting lyrical, symphonic and ballet repertoire. At 18, she received first prize in flute, musical training and deciphering, as well as chamber music.
She plays with several chamber music ensembles, and has been part of the Auch Orchestral Ensemble for over 25 years.