The Trytone Collective
Music Group, France
Lucie de Saint Vincent +
Pianist and Arranger, France
A French pianist with an eclectic musical background, Lucie de Saint Vincent loves traveling across different musical worlds and crossing genres and infuences. She followed education in classical, Jazz and early music in de Ecole Normale de Paris, the Liszt Academy in Budapest and obtained Masters in piano at Utrecht Conservatory and in fortepiano at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. In 2013 Lucie received the First Prize in Music from Royaumont Foundation. She initiated the Collectif Trytone (Coup de Coeur of the Caen Theatre) crossing baroque, jazz and improvised music, the “Primary Sources’’ early music ensemble and the “Ensemble Lâlezar”, a quintet that interprets with a contemporary vision melodies from Anatolia. She performs in solo and with this various ensemble regularly in all Europe.
Maribeth Diggle +
Maribeth Diggle (USA) has performed in venues such as Sadler’s Wells, Het Concertgebouw,Théâtre de la Ville, Götteborg Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Ruhr Triennale, Seoul LG Arts Center, and Wien Tanzquartier, and received her vocal education from the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Musik Hochschule Luzern, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and graduated with cum laude from the Dutch National Opera Academy. Her repertoire includes powerful female title roles, such as Cherubini’s Médée (Médée), Die Frau (Erwartung), Cio cio san (Madama Butterfy), and Aida (Aida), and has also taken part in many new creations, such as Vsprs and Pitie! (Les Ballets C. de la B.) Kane (Oomen), The Jewish Connection (Lisi Estaras/Ido Batash) and Falling (Ezequiel Menalled/Maribeth Diggle). Currently, she is engaged as a musical
dramaturge at Les Ballets C. de la B., throughout the creation of Requiem pour L.
Thomas Letellier +
Thomas Letellier has studied saxophone at the Jazz department of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris. He is a founding member of the Collectif Loo, which is supported by the Ministry of Culture. He takes part in several musical projects such as pAn-G, Oko Oko, l'Orchestre du Bien-Être, Hi-Hat Brass Band, Eugène, nOxis, Cinéloo, Balaloo and Duo Suave. Thomas also plays the baroque oboe, which he studied in the Early Music Department of the CRR de Paris, and play in various young baroque ensembles. Since 2012, he is invited as a teacher during the Jazz on the Park music Festival.
Leïla Soldevila +
As a bassist, composer, and arranger, Leïla Soldevila is equally at home in jazz and improvised music, traditional music of different cultures and in pop, chanson, tango and classical music. She began playing the piano at the age of six and later studied classical and jazz bass at the conservatories of Lyon, The Hague, and Paris. She obtained Master’s Degree of "Jazz and improvised Musics"of CNSMD of Paris in 2013. As member of various ensembles she tours across France and performs in many European countries; she has also been heard in Canada, India, Bangladesh, Marocco, Iran, Cuba and the Ivory Coast.
Emmanuel Pollet +
Emmanuel developed very early a strong musical sensitiveness. He studied at the ENM in Villeurbanne and at University. His double education course refects his open-mindedness, as well as his many artistic contributions. Hence is the way he plays the drums very colourful, fnely shaded with a varied sound palette, breathing and dancing, enhancing the harmony inside the band. He uses to play with a great number of musicians of the jazz scene, as a leader or as a sideman. As a qualifed music teacher, he teaches jazz and accompanies contemporary dance lessons in several conservatories.
Back to Bach Project
The Trytone Collective is an unconventional quintet striving to create bridges between different musical styles and musicians coming from different backgrounds. Having roots from classical, jazz and performance practice, their goal is to abolish stylistic barriers in order to bring the music from the past into a modern day context. Inspired by works from J.S Bach, their first project Back to Bach aimed to blend a unique new sound by marrying the specifcities of the baroque performance practice together with those of jazz, including their respective styles of improvisation. Creation, exchange, research, experimentation, risks are the key forces behind their collaboration.
Learn more: www.collectiftrytone.com
The Trytone Collective was in residence at Camargo from May 23 to May 31, 2019.