Trio Arcadis, France, 2013

Tour Dates: 14 - 25 March, 2013

Trio Arcadis was established in 2001 by three young artists from the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur and the Lyon Conservatoire National Supérieur.

Tour Dates
  • 14 - 25 March, 2013

15 March, Meng Minwei Concert Hall, Tsinghua University, 010-62788104 / 62782334
16 March, National Center for the Performing Arts, 010-66550000
19 March, Fujian Grand Theater, 591-88593001
24 March, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, 021-68541234

Anne-Claire Lantenois, piano
Amandine Ley, violin
Nicolas Saint-Yves, cello

Trio Arcadis was established in 2001 by three young artists from the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur and the Lyon Conservatoire National Supérieur. They have won the third prize of the Chamber Music International Competition in Lyon, and also an award from the Forum Musical de Normandie.

Trio Arcadis has performed in a number of festivals: Les Alpilles en musique, le Festival Européen Jeunes Talents, Les Jeudis Musicaux des Eglises Romanes, Les Musicales du Golf, as well as during the concert seasons in Aix-en-Provence, at the Théâtre Mogador, the Hôtel de Soubise and the Les Invalides in Paris, at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, and also went abroad such as the Palazetto Bru- Zane in Venice.

After each of them got qualification as a violinist, a cellist and a pianist respectively, they had studied chamber music at the Paris Conservatoire, reaping the benefits from Alain Meunier's rich tuition, and then going on under the Ysaÿe Quartet, Eric Lesage and Paul Meyer; thanks to the support of Proquartet, they were able to play with such prestigious artists as Walter Levin (from the Lasalle Quartet), Valentin Erben and Günter Pichler (from the Alban Berg Quartet) and Paul Katz (from the Cleveland Quartet) among many others.

They were regularly invited by presenters Stéphane Goldet and Gaelle Le Gallic on "France-Musiques" in such radio programs as "Le Matin des Musiciens", "Lettres Intimes"; they were also invited on the release of their first CD.

Trio Arcadis showed a deep enthusiasm on contemporary music and collaborated with modern composers like N. Bacri and J. Castérède. F. Krawczyk, whom dedicated his "Macbeth Sonata" to Trio Arcadis.

They benefited from the support of the Sacem and the Palazetto Bru-Zane. Their first CD (of French romantic music) was released last month, on the "Anima records" label.

Anne-Claire Lantenois, piano

After qualifying at the Conservatoire Régional de Paris in Olivier Gardon’s class in 1999, she joined the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris the same year, studying the piano with Brigitte Engerer. Qualified (piano) in 2003 and (chamber music) in 2005, she devoted herself at the same time to chamber music with Marie-Annick Nicolas, Michaela Martin, Mark Dobrinski and Eveny Buskov. Anne-Claire Lantenois has also won a number of competitions: 1st FLAME prize, 2nd Ile de France prize (Anne Quefellec); she was semi-finalist in the Calabria Competition. She has taken part in concerts given by the Moscow Musica Orchestra and the Novossibirsk Chamber Orchestra. She has also studied musicology and teaching skills at the Conservatoire Royal in Brussels and qualified there. Now, she dedicates herself to piano teaching as well as performing within Trio Arcadis.

Amandine Ley, violin

She was born in Strasbourg in 1981 and started learning violin at the Strasbourg Conservatoire. Her first teacher was E. Alliaume and then she studied with A. Galpérine. She continued learning in Bordeaux, in M. Lefebvre’s class, where she was (unanimously) granted gold medals (violin and chamber music). She entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, where she studied the violin in Olivier Charlier’s class and qualified in 2004 (violin, and chamber music with Trio Arcadis). Then, she joined Sylvia Marcovici’s class at the Graz University and qualified there with honors as a soloist in 2006. At the same time, she was invited to join chamber music ensembles many festivals such as “Périgord Noir” and La- Chaise-Dieu, and also went abroad. When she was still a student, she regularly collaborated with the Jugend Mahler Orchestra under the direction of Claudio Abbado and the Freiberg “Sudwestrundfunk”. She has become a member of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France since 2007.

Nicolas Saint-Yves, cello

He was born in Caen in 1979 and started learning the cello at the Conservatoire National de Région, in class of Sylvie Basset. In 1999, he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon and studied in the class of Yvan Chiffoleau and Patrick Gabard before qualifying in 2003. He took part in many master-classes with many eminent artists, such as Jean-Claude Pennetier, Rocco Filippini, Ana Chumachenko, Joseph Silverstein and Gyögy Kurtag. In 2008, he was granted the “Certificatd’ Etudes Supérieures”. From 1999 to 2002, he was a member of the Lecce Quartet and then followed the prestigious master-classes of the Proquarte programme, with such renowned musicians as Walter Levin and Henry Meyer (Lasalle Quartet), Valentin Erben (Alban Berg Quartet), Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet). He was the soloist in a performance of Ligeti’s cello concerto during the Ligeti Festival in Lyon in April, 2003. From 2003 to 2007, he was a member of the Orchestre National du Capitole in Toulouse. He won the Special Prize for interpreting a Spanish work at the Luis Claret International Cello Competition in October, 2004. From 2004 to 2007, he studied the baroque cello with Alain Gervreau and Tormod Dalen. He entered the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France in September, 2007, and has kept performing chamber music ever since.


"This is an excellent young trio, technically first-rate, of great musicality, rhythmical drive and an expressive sense of style. I recommend them highly, without reservation".

- Walter Levin, from the Lasalle Quartet