The Cesar Franck Trio was formed of students of master of chamber music at Paris Superior Conservatory (CNSMDP) in 2013
François Pineau-Benois, violinist
François started his studies of violin at the age of 4,5. He entered the bachelor program of Paris Superior Conservatory in the class of Regis Pasquier at the age of 14 and got master diploma in violin interpretation with Boris Garlitsky at the age of 19. He is a winner of international competitions for young artists, and a laureate of Young Artist Award at Leopold Mozart Int.
Violin competition(2013). He is a laureate of special prizes of International Ravel Academy « Musiciens entre Guerre et Paix », Rotary/Lions »(2012, 2013). He worked at international academies and master-classes with Maxim Vengerov, Salvatore Accardo, Regis Pasquier, Rimma Sushanskaya, Michaela Martin, Ulf Wallin. He got artist career grants from Williamson foundation and Tcherepnin Society(USA). He has already participated as a soloist and chamber musician in prestigious festivals such as « Festival of Autin », « Musique en Cotes Basque », « Rencontre Musicales Internationales de Graves », « Violoncelles du Belay », « Raveliades »(France), Virtuoso violin (GB). As a prodigious young artist he was invited at Radio France Musique (2010), broadcasted by the same program as soloist in 2013 and, with his trio Milhaud, in 2015. He gives concerts on prestigious stages in France, Israel, Russia.
Nil Kocamangil, cellist
Nil Kocamangil starts her cello studies with Dilbag Tokay at the State Concervatory an dFine Arts University Mimar Sinan in Istanbul. She got her bachelor degree cuma sum laude in 2009. Then she obtains two master-in– interpretation degrees: in the class of Claus Kanngiesser at Hohschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (2012), and in the class of Marc Coppey at CNSMDP(2014). She gives concerts in prestigious concert halls, such as Concertgebow(Amsterdam), Gewandhaus(Leipzig), Théatre du Chatelet(France). She got grants from various foundations and gets awards from different international competitions.
She participates in masterclasses of Garry Hoffman, Frans Herlmerson, Yo-Yo Ma. At present she is a beneficiary of a grant from Foundation Tekfen and is a student at master of chamber music with Cesar Franck trio in the class of Itamar Golan. She also studies with her quatuor Hades at Interpreter program at CRR of Paris (Regional Conservatory of Paris) in the class of Miguel da Silva, member of former Quatuor Ysaÿe.
Philippe Hattat – pianist.
A student in the class of Jean-François Heisser at CNSMDP he got master diploma of accompaniment (2014) with Jean-Frédéric Neuburger. Philippe participates in various prestigious festivals such as « Les Nuits Musicales de Pise », « Musique au moulin » in Moulin d’Andé, “Folles Journées de Nantes(2013) and regularly plays at « l’Heure Musicale au Marais » in Paris. His is a laureate of international piano competitions such as Claude Bonneton Competition in Sète(2010), Competition of Young Talents in Classical Music and laureate of awards of Académie Internationale de Musique Maurice Ravel (2012). In 2013 he enters Superior class of Composition (Harmony class of J.-F. Zygel) at CNSMDP and studies composition and organ improvisation at the conservatory of St. Maure
The three musicians have played as soloists with orchestras and have participated in various chamber music groups.
The young trio has already gave concerts in Paris Town Hall (2014), make a charity program for elderly with a series of concerts in Paris (2014), participated in a prestigious festival of Budrum (Turkey), was invited to special program of France Musique Radio Broadcast devoted to the opening of Philharmonic of Paris (January 2015) and gave a concert in prestigious stage of Grand Salon des Invalides (March 2015).
They are interested in a various classic repertoire with a specific focus on romantic music. Its characteristics are virtuosity and warm tune appreciated by public and professionals.