Francois Marie – Memories of Tomorrow (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 22:11 minutes | 346 MB | Genre: Classical
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Belgian pianist Marie Francois is full of life, and her life is all about music – rhythms, tempo and melody. She realised this from an early stage, having lessons from the age of five from her grandfather, who patiently explained the main principles to her. She rapidly developed a drive and level of concentration that bore witness to her deep-rooted respect for the instrument.
Her decision to devote herself to music full-time crystallised when she decided to move on from secondary school to the Maastricht Conservatory, to study with Joop Celis. She completed her master’s degree in Louvain with Alan Weiss, graduating from both institutions summa cum laude. She then undertook postgraduate studies with the Russian pedagogue Polina Leschencko in 2018, to polish her musicianship and technique. After graduating in Leschenko’s class in June 2018 she joined the class of Elisso Virsaladze in Fiesole.
1. Francois Mari’e – Barcarolle Op. 60 in F Sharp Major
2. Francois Mari’e – Etude Op. 25 No. 7 in C Sharp Minor
3. Francois Mari’e – Dumka Op. 59 in C minor