Intimate concert in Sola Ruinkyrkje

Thursday, August 22 – 19.30
Sola Ruinkyrkje

René Oréa (flute) and Sonia Coppey (violin)

duration: 1hour

Reconciliation festival invites you to a unique chamber music concert in Sola ruinkyrkje. Violonist Sonia Coppey and  flutist René Oréa, who opened the festival with south-american music on tuesday 20th august, take you to a different journey in time and space for this evening. They have chosen a program of  romantic and baroque masterpieces, in solo or duo, and invite you to embrace moments of serenity and introspection in perfect resonance with this unique concert venue.

C. P. E. Bach (1714-1788) Duetto G-major (flute and violin)
W. F. Bach (1759-1845): Duo no. 2 (flute and violin)     
Carl Stamitz (1745-1801): Duetto no. 4 (flute and violin) 
J. S. Bach (1685-1750): Partita in a-minor (flute solo)
G. P. Telemannn (1681-1767) : Fantaisie no. 1 in B-flat major, Fantaisie no. 9 in B-minor  (violin solo)
J. S. Bach: Excerpts of Partita in B-minor, Sonata no. 2 en a-minor, Partita no. 2 in d-minor (violin solo)

Welcome to an intimate concert!



Sonia Coppey was a member of the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Norway from 2012 to 2016.  She has performed internationally in more than thirty countries, in venues such as the BBC Proms in London, the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein in Vienna, and the Fenice in Venice. She has appeared on several television and radio programs, and as a member of the Verbier Chamber Orchestra (Switzerland) and has participated in numerous tours and recordings alongside, among others, Maxim Vengerov, Joshua Bell, and Martha Argerich. After receiving the highest distinctions from the National Conservatory of Grenoble (France), Sonia Coppey continued her studies at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal in Canada with Professor Anne Robert and unanimously obtained the First Prize in Violin. She also holds an Artist Diploma from McGill University (with mention “exceptional success”) as a student of Jonathan Crow. She then honed her skills with Vladimir Landsman, holder of the great Russian tradition.

Beyond her passion for music and pedagogy, Sonia is also interested in the mental preparation of musicians and is a professional and experienced coach

Flutist and composer, musician of great versatility, René Oréa has education in both Western classical music (formal studies) and Latin American popular music (by family and cultural heritage). He obtained his master’s degree in instrumental performance (under Lise Daoust) and a DESS (under Denis Bluteau) at the University of Montreal, after  his education in the National System of Venezuelan Orchestras (“El Sistema”) and the University Institute of Musical Studies in Caracas.  René Oréa is also a ethnomusicologist graduated from the University of Montreal in 2016. He has been a laureate of several competitions: soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of the University of Montreal (2001), Radio-Canada Debut Series (2001), “Alain-Marion” scholarship from the International Academy of Domaine Forget (Quebec, 2002), and honorable mention at the First Latin American Flute Meeting in Caracas (2000).  His compositions have been heard in Canada, the United States, England, Germany, Switzerland, France, Peru, and Venezuela. He has also arranged for various ensembles, including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Lima (Peru). René Oréa is passionate about pedagogy and transmission. He taught in “La Musique aux enfants” program, a pilot project of Maestro Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Alongside his wife, violinist Sonia Coppey, he also shares his passion and knowledge in their own teaching space, Oréa Musique (founded in Norway in 2013 and now established in Coublevie, France).

René Oréa holds several workshops for children during the Reconciliation festival.