SUMITO Kulturverein presents: Trio Zadig & Ribal Molaeb
Piano Quartet Chamber Music Concert in Albergo Ascona
Friday, September 6
Via Signor in Croce 1
The exclusive Cultural association SUMITO which was founded in Zürich in 2018, is organizing a chamber music concert in Albergo Ascona.
The French Trio Zadig together with Lebanese violist Ribal Molaeb, will perform a rich chamber music program with piano quartets by Brahms, Faure and Bernstein.
Tickets available for sale on September 6 starting 18:00 at Hotel Ascona.
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Scherzo: Allegro
4. Finale: Allegro comodo
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
West Side Story Fantasy, arranged by Bruno Fontaine
4- Candide Ouverture
Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15
1. Allegro molto moderato
2. Scherzo: Allegro vivo
4. Allegro molto
Awarded 11 international prizes, the Zadig Trio captivates audiences with its virtuosity, elegance and irresistible enthusiasm. Friendship is at the core of the Zadig Trio’s strength and authenticity. Boris Borgolotto and Marc Girard Garcia are childhood friends who studied together at the Paris Conservatoire National de Musique and at the University of Music in Vienna. Upon their return to France, they crossed paths with Ian Barber, an American pianist from the renowned studio of André Watts at the University of Indiana. The chemistry between them is immediately apparent. All three musicians are drawn by a strong desire to unite their talents, and they found the Zadig Trio.
The name comes from Voltaire’s eponymous character, Zadig (from the Hebrew for the ‘just’ and the Arabic for the ‘truthful’). Much like the music that the Trio performs, the story of Zadig is fantastically entertaining, while touching upon universal and uncompromising truths about the nature of reality.
In just a few years, the Trio has become very successful and won numerous awards, including the First Prize of the “Fnapec Musiques d’Ensemble” – in the footsteps of renowned ensemble like the Ysaÿe Quartet, the Ebene Quartet and the Wanderer Trio – as well as the Second Prize of the Fischoff Competition (USA). The Zadig Trio has performed all over the world, from the USA to the Republic of Congo, as well as in prestigious halls like Wigmore Hall, Shanghai City Theater, Paris’ Philharmonic and the Salle Cortot.
Due to its auspicious beginning, the Zadig Trio has been invited to several broadcast shows: “Génération Jeunes Interprètes” by Gaëlle Le Gallic and “Le nouveau Rendez-Vous” by Laurent Goumarre on French Public Radio (France Musique) as well as “Puisque vous avez du talent” by Laurent Graulus on Musiq’3 (RTBF) in Belgium.The Zadig Trio is currently a resident of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel alongside the Artemis Quartet. It is also the first trio resident of ProQuartet and is supported by the Banque Populaire Foundation.
An artist of immense diversity, Ribal Molaeb enjoys a wide range of musical and artistic interests.
Molaeb performed several viola recitals in different venues around Europe. But most significantly he performed twice at the prestigious Musikverein in Vienna.
His CD Album „My Years in Vienna“ 2010-2018 features Brahms and Hindemith viola sonatas as well as his own compositions.
In Switzerland, he is the artistic director of ”SUMITO” cultural association concert series.
He is a member of Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra since 2010.
His oil paintings has been exhibited in Amsterdam, Zürich, Vienna and Beirut.
Born in Baissour, Lebanon, Ribal moved to Salzburg, Austria at the age 17 to study at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. He later moved to Vienna to study at the University for Music and Performing Arts, where he got his Masters degree in arts with distinction.
He is the president of the “Molaeb Art Museum” and the founder of “Molaeb Festival For Chamber Music And Fine Arts”