Arnaud Arbet

Conductor and Composer
Founder of Le Seuil Musical

The conductor and composer Arnaud Arbet began his career as a vocal coach at the Atelier Lyrique of the Opéra National de Paris. Hired by Gerard Mortier at the Teatro Real in Madrid as a conductor and assistant conductor, he worked with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Simon Rattle, Semyon Bychkov, Ingo Metzmacher, Sylvain Cambreling, François-Xavier Roth and Alejo Pérez. He conducted his first concerts with the Madrid Symphony Orchestra.

Kapellmeister at the Chemnitz Opera for a year, Arnaud Arbet continued his assistances at the Salzburger Festspiele, the Ruhrtriennale, the operas of Milan, Rome and Amsterdam. From 2014 to 2018, he was engaged by La Scala in Milan as personal assistant to the composer György Kurtág for the creation of the latter's opera Fin de partie.

In 2018, he conducted a concert at La Scala in Milan with the Bernasconi Ensemble, as part of the Milano Musica festival, and in 2021, he was invited back by this festival to conduct Kagel's Mare Nostrum in FLUXO, a vast interdisciplinary project given at HangarBicocca.

Arnaud Arbet regularly conducts at the Cologne Opera: Rihm's Die Eroberung von Mexico, Zimmermann's Die Soldaten (co-conductor with François-Xavier Roth), Kagel's Mare Nostrum, Salieri's La Scuola de' Gelosi and Bizet's Carmen.
He conducts the world premiere of Philipp Maintz's Clamitationes Colonienses with the Gürzenich Orchester at the Cologne Philharmonie.
In 2023, he conducts Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann at the Norrlandsoperan in Umeå, Sweden. This production will be broadcast on Swedish national television.

In 2022, he founded the ensemble Le Seuil Musical, which is dedicated to the music of the first half of the 20th century, which it aims to perform, explain and spread. The ensemble has performed in Paris, Berlin, Bamberg and Tokyo. 

Le Seuil Musical - Musicians

Marie-Adeline Henry - Soprano

Marie-Adeline Henry began studying voice at 16 years old before perfecting her craft under Irène Jarsky and Maryse Castets and then joining the Paris Opera’s Atelier lyrique. There, she sang the roles of Fiordiligi (Cosi fan Tutte), Female Chorus (Rape of Lucretia), and Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream).

She has taken master classes with R.Yakar, C.Eda-Pierre, N.Dessay, Jose Cura, and F. Le Roux.

She has played Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande) at the Montpellier and Rennes Operas, Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) at the Rennes Opera, Fiordiligi at the Capitole in Toulouse, at the Nancy Opera and in Toulon, Diane (Hippolyte et Aricie) with the Nederlandse Reisopera, Branghien (Le Vin Herbé) at the Lyon Opera, Lisa (La Sonnambula), La Femme du Forgeron/la Princesse (P. Fénelon’s Faust), a Coryphaeus (Alceste) and Valletto (L’Incoronazione di Poppea)  at the Paris Opera, Polissena (Gesualdo) at the Zurich Opera, the Governess (Turn of the Screw) at the Rennes Opera and the Spoleto Festival, the Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro) in Avignon and Massy, Micaela (Carmen) in Santiago de Chili.

Le Seuil Musical au Japon

Saki Nakae - Soprano

Born in Hokkaido, Saki Nakae majored in vocal studies at Hokkaido University of Education, Iwamizawa Campus. Subsequently, she completed her master’s and doctoral studies at the grad- uate school of Tokyo University of the Arts. While at graduate school, she received the Acanthus Music Award and Mitsubishi Estate Award. Further awards include second prize at the 14th Japan Mozart Music Competition, finalist at the 78th Music Competition of Japan, Grand Prize at the 12th Yoshinao Nakata Memorial Competition, first prize at the 25th HIMES Competition, first prize at the 3rd IFAC-Juilliard Prize Singing Competition, first prize at the 11th Tokyo Music Competition, Asahikawa New Talent Award and the 27th Dogin Cultural Prize. Her ac- tivities cover a wide repertoire from sacred music and opera to contemporary music. Since 2019, she has been local ambassador for Takasu-cho in Hokkaido.

Alexandra Untiedt - Soprano

German-French dramatic soprano Alexandra Untiedt studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, and the Sweelinck Conservatorium, Amsterdam.
Winner of the Grandi Voce International Singing Competition, Untiedt began her career as a mezzo-soprano, eventually moving into the soprano fach. She made her debut as the little Vixen The Cunning Little Vixen (Solingen & Remscheid Theaters), and progressed through repertoire such as Donna Elvira Don Giovanni (Germany) and Fiordiligi Cosi fan Tutte (France), before growing into more demanding roles such as Donna Anna Don Giovanni (Germany), Mme Lidoine Dialogues des Carmélites, and the title role in Cherubini’s Médée (Netherlands).

Anaïs Yvoz - Mezzo-Soprano

The french mezzo-soprano Anaïs Yvoz studied singing and music theory in the Lausanne’s Music Academy where she graduated with a master of Arts in opera singing and interpretation. She had the opportunity to work on her interpretation of the early music repertoire in the Centre de Musique ancienne of Geneva, with conductors Garbriel Garrido and Leonardo Garcia Alarcon. Her curious temper added to a flexible and colorful voice led her to work as a soloist with multiple ensembles, mainly in France and Switzerland, where she performed a various repertoire going from early music and opera to contemporary music, operette and musical.

Fabien Roussel - Violin

Fabien Roussel is a graduate of the Paris Conservatory of Music. He has practiced contemporary music intensively, notably with the Diotima string quartet, of which he was a member from 1996 to 2001. Trained in early music at the CRR of Paris, he quickly played in numerous ensembles on historical instruments (among which La Chambre Philharmonique and Les Ambassadeurs) and recorded for Bayard Musique the six church sonatas op. 5 by Corelli, then the complete Rosary Sonatas by Biber, for which he also wrote the booklet. 

Since 2010, he has translated from German and made available to the French-speaking public a large number of didactic works on the violin, ranging from the 17th century (Merck, Prinner), to the 19th (Spohr, Moser) through several 18th century classics, including the famous violin method by Leopold Mozart, father of Wolfgang. He has also translated two modern reference works, Kai Köpp's Historical Orchestral Practice and Anselm Ernst's Teaching and Learning in Instrumental Lessons, published by Symétrie.

Julia Smirnova - Violin

Born in Komsomolsk am Amur/Russia, the violinist Julia Smirnova began her studies at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin in 2017, initially with Prof. Antje Weithaas and since 2019 with Prof. Stephan Picard. In 2021, Smirnova received the DAAD award as the best foreign student. The prize is awarded for outstanding artistic achievements and special social and intercultural commitment.
As a chamber musician, she plays in the New Classic Duo with the cellist Konstantin Manaev and has also been touring Europe and the USA with the musicAeterna orchestra since 2015 at the invitation of the conductor Teodor Currentzis. Concerts have included the Auditorio Nacional Madrid, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Konzerthaus Wien, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Mariinsky Theater St. Petersburg and the Ruhrtriennale in Bochum.

Le Seuil Musical au Japon 

Keisuke Tsushima - Violin and Viola

After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, graduated first on the list from the Violin Department of the Paris Conservatoire.

Completed the master's program at the Paris Conservatoire.

8th Toshiya Eto Violin Competition : 1st place.

2010 France Bach International Music Competition : 1st place.

2014 Lyon International Music Competition Chamber Music Division Best Contemporary Music Award.

1st place in the strings section of the 12th Romanian International Music Competition

In addition, Received Grand Prix from all categories

Study under a teacher  Natsumi Tamai, Chikashi Tanaka, Gérard Poulet, Boris Garlitsky.

Member of Virtus Quartet, Tokyo Baroque Players.

Yoichiro Ueno - Violin

Yoichiro Ueno was born in 2002 in Kyoto, in a family of musicians. He started playing the violin and the piano at the age of four, and continued his violin studies with Asuka Sezaki and Masaaki Tanokura at the Kyoto Horikawa Municipal Music High School. During this period, he was also taught by Gérard Poulet.
Yoichiro participated in many master classes, notably with Régis Pasquier in Kyoto, Paul Roczek in Salzburg and Cho-Liang Lin in Sendai.
He is currently studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, in the class of Svetlin Roussev and Pierre Colombet.
Since 2015, he has given concerts mainly in Kyoto and Osaka, and charity recitals in Bangkok.
In 2017 and 2018, he participated in the Gifu Chamber Music Seminar in Japan, where he shared the stage with illustrious Japanese musicians.

Camille Coello - Viola

Camille Coello grew up in an environment rich in music, surrounded by a musician mother and a music lover father.
After studying violin with Arielle Gill at the Pôle Supérieur de Paris Boulogne-Billancourt, Camille continued her studies in viola with Juliette Danel at the École Supérieure de Musique et de Danse de Lille. She is currently studying for a master's degree at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in the class of Pierre-Henri Xuereb. 
During her studies, Camille has the opportunity to broaden her possibilities through masterclasses with Nathalie Geoffray, Michaël Hentz, David Gaillard, or Marie Chilemme.
Her taste for the symphony orchestra led her to perform in independent groups (Forces Majeures,...), or to perfect her skills in professional orchestras such as the Orleans Symphony Orchestra, the Picardy Orchestra, or the National Orchestra of Lille. At the age of 24, she joined the Douai Orchestra. 

Miguel Erlich - Viola

Miguel Erlich began studying music with Anne Victorino D'Almeida at the National Conservatory in Portugal and completed his bachelor's degree with António Pereira. In 2012, Miguel Erlich founded the Ensemble Stravinstrio, which was awarded first prize at the Portuguese radio competition Prémio Jovens Músicos 2013 and at the Concorso Internazionale Saverio Mercadante 2014.
Miguel performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player in USA, Canada, France, UK, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Hungary, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Cuba, Spain, Italy, Oman and in the United Arab Emirates in concert halls such as Lincoln Center (New York), Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Grand Théâtre de Provence, Wolkenturm (Grafenegg), and Dubai Opera.

Uschik Choi - Cello

Uschik Choi, born in Berlin in 1992, is a German-Korean cellist and pianist.
He began cello lessons at the age of five and became a junior student at the Hochschule für Musik in Münster with Prof. Schmidt at the age of ten. His other teachers include Prof. Josef Schwab and Prof. H.-J. Eschenburg in Berlin.
Uschik Choi gave his first debut concert at the age of eleven and then became a scholarship holder of the "Internationale Musikakademie für musikalisch Hochbegabte e.V." in Berlin.
During his studies he won the academy position at the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, where he has been playing regularly as a substitute ever since.

Le Seuil Musical au Japon 

Keisuke Katsuki - Cello

After graduating from Tamagawa University Department of Art, Keisuke Katsuki completed his masters at the Toho Gakuen Graduate School. He has played with the Toho Academy Orchestra and Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa as a soloist. Keisuke has appeared in the Gaspar Cassado and Chieko Hara memorial festival concert. In addition, he has released a video on Youtube of  "Variations on a Theme of Chopin", a Japan premier, which are collections of unpublished masterpieces by Cassado. 
 Keisuke is currently a member of the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra as a Vorspieler cellist and is a part-time professor at the Toho College of Music and Tamagawa University. 

Anthony Kondo - Cello

Anthony Kondo started playing the cello at the age of five with his father and Jean-Marie Trottereau. He then studied under Patrick Gabard followed by Anne Gasinel at the CNSMD in Lyon.

Former member of the Hermès quartet, 

first prize winner at the International Chamber Music Competitions in Lyon and Geneva, as well as the prestigious Young Concerts Artists Auditions in New York, Anthony Kondo joined the Van Kuijk quartet in 2020.

He’s trajectory has been punctuated by a number of decisive encounters, notably with the Ravel, Ysaye and Artemis quartet and later with such outstanding personalities as Eberhard Feltz and Alfred Brendel, an immense inspiration. Throughout the years, he shared the stage with musicians such 

as Yo-Yo Ma, Nicholas Angelich, Renaud Capuçon, Geoffroy Couteau and discover many places and concert halls ( Carnegie Hall New-York, Wigmore Hall London, Forbidden City Beijing or the Konzerthaus Berlin)

Anthony Kondo is playing a David Tecchler from 1718.

Albert Kuchinski - Cello

Albert Kuchinski is a young cellist aged 20. He began his musical training at the age of 7 and studied with Thomas Duran at the CRR of Paris from 2014 and writing in the class of Stéphane Delplace from 2017. In January 2020, he won the 1st prize in the Vatelot-Rampal competition and was admitted in February 2020 to the CNSMDP (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris) in the class of Marc Coppey and Pauline Bartissol. He will also be admitted to the Paris Conservatory in Fabien Waksman's Harmony class in September 2021 and will found the Luminescence Trio with pianist Antonin Bonnet and violinist Raphaël Garac in 2020. In parallel to his chamber music activities, Albert Kuchinski has been exploring and developing a passion for modern, contemporary and contemporary music for several years. 

Susanne Szambelan - Cello

"Flawless intonation, flawless mastery of the color palette and dynamics, nobility of tone and intimacy of expression unite here in an ideal way.": With these words the Pizzicato Magazine describes Susanne's debut album, on which she can be heard in Dvořák's Cello Concerto and the 2013 appeared on the Polish label DUX. The Polish cellist Susanne Szambelan was born in New York in 1993 and grew up in Poznan. In 2014, Susanne moved to Berlin, where she completed her bachelor's and master's degrees at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music with Prof. Stephan Forck and Prof. Claudio Bohorquez with the highest distinction.

Le Seuil Musical au Japon 

Hiroshi Arakawa - Flute

After graduating in flute from the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, he was engaged by Seiji Ozawa to join the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in 1998. He has served as the Assistant Principal Flute and Principal Flute for 22 years from 1998 to 2019. His CD "French Composers" was selected as a special edition by "Record Geijutsu" magazine. In addition to being a flutist, he is also active as a composer, and his "Sonata - Montmartre Hill - for Clarinet and Piano (Op. 66)" won third prize in the Japan Clarinet Association 30th Anniversary Clarinet Works Competition. In 2022, he arranged all the pieces for a concert at the Toyama Prefecture Music Exchange Program for the Next Generation "Music Time for Parents and Children from Ages 0 and Up: Orchestra in the Hall! He arranged and composed all the pieces for the concert, which was a great success. The concert opera "1867" (composed by Hiroshi Arakawa and written by Rintaro Dainichi) was well received in Matsudo City, and was performed again later. 

Carla Garcia - Flute

Carla initiated her musical studies at the age of five in Palma de Mallorca at the Music School of Santa Mónica School with her teacher Ana Boronat. She entered the Conservatorio Profesional de Música y Danza de Mallorca where she studied with Catalina Roig, and after finishing her studies with honors she moved to ESMUC (Escuela Superior de Música de Cataluña) in Barcelona for one academic year with Júlia Gallego. Her mentor was José Miralles. 
Some highlights among her concerts were the collaboration with Emmanuel Pahud, in concert, as part of Boulez Saal program on April 2022. She performed several times in Boulez Saal as part of chamber music groups under the Student Akademie Konzert program.

Eric Lamb - Flute

Flutist Eric Lamb is in demand internationally as a concerto soloist, recording artist, recitalist, concert curator and chamber musician. Eric teaches flute and chamber music at the Friedrich Gulda School of Music in Vienna. 

A student of Michel Debost and Kathleen Chastain at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, he completed his studies at the Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt, Germany with Thaddeus Watson (Orchestral and Concert Soloist Diplomas) and later at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole with Chiara Tonelli. 

Mira Tulenova - Flute

Mira Tulenova was born in Almaty, in a family of musicians and artists. At the age of 6 she was accepted to the violin, piano and flute classes of the Republican Secondary Specialized Music Boarding School for gifted children, having chosen the flute as her main instrument with recommendation of Helga Kuster and the American National Flute Association. Mira won the first prize of the international music festival ‘The Voice of Asia’ at the age of ten. In the same year, she won the Soros foundation scholarship to enter Moscow's Tchaikovsky Conservatory. During her study, she was awarded in many important competitions and festivals in Kazakhstan, Russia, Hungary, Latvia, Romania.

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Sae Higashi - Clarinet

Sae Higashi is an award-winning clarinetist from Japan. 

She previously served as a co-principal clarinetist with the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra. As an orchestra clarinetist, Sae has served with numerous orchestra in Japan. 

As a soloist, Sae has given numerous performances in Japan, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Her performance was broadcasted on the NHK-FM music program. 

In addition to her appearances on stage, Sae is also passionate about teaching. She serves as an adjunct lecturer at the Kyoto City University of Arts from April to July 2020. 

Sae won 3rd place of the Internatinal Clarinet Competition "Saverio Mercadante". 

Sae holds a Bachelor of Music degree studying with Professor Masaharu Yamamoto at the Tokyo University of Arts where she was awarded the Acanthus Prize. She also holds a Master of Music degree from Hochschule für Music und Tanz Köln(Germany) where she studied clarinet with Professor Ralph Manno. 

Joshua Jacob - Clarinet

Joshua Jacob, born in 1998, had his first instrumental lessons on the recorder at the age of six. Inspired by his flute teacher Karoline Schulz, he came to the composition class in Halle, of which he was a member from 2006 to 2017. In 2009, Joshua became a student at the Carl Maria von Weber State Gymnasium for Music in Dresden, where he received clarinet lessons from Prof. Joachim Klemm until he graduated from high school in 2018, and from 2013 to 2017 bass clarinet lessons from Christian Dollfuss. Joshua has been studying at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin with Prof. Martin Spangenberg, Markus Krusche and Christoph Korn since 2019.

Eric Lamberger - Clarinet

Studies at the Metz Conservatory in the class of Jacques Genvrin.
Freelance musician.
Has played in the following formations: Ensemble Intercontemporain, Musique Vivante, 2e2m, Alternance, Ensemble Fa, Itinéraire, Court-Circuit, Musique Oblique, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Opéra de Paris.
Solo clarinet of the Ars Nova Instrumental Ensemble.

Michel Raison - Clarinet

Michel Raison graduating with first-class honors in clarinet and chamber music from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, and studied in The Banff Centre fort he Arts Canada and then in Amsterdam before receiving various prizes for clarinet and chamber music at the international competitions of Paris, Toulon and Vierzon.

Principal clarinet of the European Community Youth Orchestra under the direction of Claudio Abbado, Zubin Metha, Vladimir Askenazy, he is regularly invited to play with many European formations: Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Madrid Orchestra Sinfonica, Rotterdam Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Belgium, National Orchestra of France, Opera and Orchestra of Montpellier, Orchestra of the Paris Opera, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Oslo Philharmonic, Oslo Radio Orchestra and the European Festival orchestras of Lucern and Aix en Provence.

Arthur Escriva - Trumpet

A curious, sensitive and dynamic musician, Arthur Escriva has built a strong personality through his commitments and various projects.
As a member of the Lucerne Festival Alumni and the Verbier Festival Orchestra, he has had the privilege of working with the greatest conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding and Georges Benjamin. He was a semi-finalist in the Girolamo Fantini International Competition in Rome, and was selected to participate in the ARD competition in Munich and the Tchaikovsky competition in Saint Petersburg.
After his engagements as a soloist at the Cap Ferret Music Festival, at the Auditorium Saint Pierre des Cuisines in Toulouse, he makes his debut at the KKL in Lucerne with the Lucerne Festival Strings in 2019.
In 2015 and 2017, Arthur takes part in two volunteer missions within the Al Kamandjati Association with which he goes on tour in Israel and Palestine. He is a member of the Compagnie des Frivolités Parisiennes since 2018, and a trial trumpet soloist at the Philharmonia Orchestra in London since September 2019. 

Kyoko Nojima - Piano

Kyoko Nojima studied piano at Ferris University in Yokohama in the class of Yuko Yamaoka, at the École Normale de Musique in Paris with Ramzi Yassa, at the CNR in Boulogne with Hortense Cartier-Bresson and finally at the CNSM in Paris in the piano accompaniment class of Jean Koerner. She was regularly advised by Colette Zerah. She was a pianist in renowned orchestras - Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra - and worked under the direction of conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Claudio Abbado, Pascal Rophé, David Robertston, Jonathan Nott and Daniel Harding.
Together with the flutist Michel Moragues, she recorded unknown sonatas for flute and piano from the 19th and 20th centuries. 

Paola Aviles - Harp 

Paola Aviles began studying the harp at the age of ten in her hometown conservatory in Agen. Later she travelled to Paris to perfect her technique with Audrey Perrin then Frédérique 

Cambreling studying at the same time at the conservatory of Aubervillier-La Courneuve (Pôle Sup' 93) where she obtained the National Higher Professional Diploma of Musician 

(DNSPM) and the State diploma of music teacher (DE). These years of musical study allowed her to open up to contemporary and improvisation. She then continued to perfect her 

technique and knowledge of the repertoire of her instrument with Ghislaine Petit-Volta in the Regional Conservatory in Paris (CRR). In 2021 she won the first prize for the interpretation of the imposed contemporary piece, Tranche from Betsy Jolas and the “Sur Incise” prize at the Collegium 21 competition.
Today, she performs in various formations ranging from live performances to concerts in recitals or chamber music and orchestra. Eternally in search of new sounds with her instrument, she explores aesthetics. In particular, she has collaborated with the GMEA, the National Center for Musical Creation of Albi, as part of a creation residency. And for less than a year she has been opening up to electro-acoustic composition and co-composing with young composers from the class of the CRR of Paris.  

Caroline Delume - Guitar

Caroline Delume is a guitar and theorbo player based in Paris, focusing on new music and interdisciplinary work. She performs with ensembles C Barré, 2e2m, Ensemble Linea as well as the baroque ensemble Le Concert Spirituel. She is known for her collaborations with composers in creating new repertoire for both the guitar and theorbo, particularly with Jean Pascal Chaigne, Pascale Criton, Pascale Jakubowski, Francisco Luque, José Manuel López López, Clara Maïda, Florentine Mulsant and Franck Yeznikian.