For his third album, Olivier Pons, Figeacois violinist, called on a long-time friend, the Finnish pianist Folke Gräsbeck. The accomplice duo know each other by heart for having played together many times, in particular on the stage of the Rencontres musicales de Figeac festival of which Olivier Pons is the artistic director.
“We had to do a hundred concerts both. The public of Figeac knows Folke well, who has come ten times in 24 years. We have a real connivance and affection for all the pieces of this album “confides Olivier Pons, delighted to defend this project which took more than a year to see the light of day. “We recorded in Finland during the summer 2020 which was a desperately calm summer… for now there is no album release tour planned although we feel that everything is starting to to restart”. On the menu of “Poème”, works by Sibelius, Chausson, Prokofiev, Merikanto, Tchaikovsky, Pugnani Kreisler carefully chosen and interpreted by Olivier Pons. “I spent more time with these works than with my best friends. I love them as much. They are works that we have worked on, played on, reworked, which have matured over the years, which have had the experience of ‘to be shared with the public “, confides the artist, always enthusiastic to share his passion.
The album” Poème “whose main partner is the Finnish national radio and the Fuga label is for sale on the internet, on the Rencontres musicales de Figeac festival’s online store and on Amazon. From 15 October, it will be available on music platforms.