Le Chartier-Moqadem: 16 September 2011

Alliance Francaise du Bengale
cordially invites you to a classical-jazz concert by the talented French musician duo:


on 16th September 2011, 8:00pm @ The Tollygunge Club.


Born in 1978 in Northwestern France, he studied there musical analysis and writing. He then went further with the same studies in the prestigious Paris Conservatoire National (CNSMD), while studying trombone and orchestration in the Lyon Conservatoire National. In both those music schools, he obtained high distinctions. He also studied jazz piano.

After his studies, in 2008, he ranked second in the Christian Lindberg International Piano Contest, in Valencia, Spain. He holds a degree as trombone teacher and one as a music theory teacher. He is currently, since 2004, playing as solo trombone in the Opera de Lyon National Orchestra.

While keen on performing chamber music, he also performs in recitals and as a soloist with the Brassage Orchestra and with the Rhone Concert Band.


Jamal Moqadem started playing the piano when he was five years old. He obtained his first distinctions in piano, chamber music in the Montpellier Conservatoire when he was 15 years old. He was at the same time studying classical percussions

He went further with his studies when attending the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He perfected his technique in Lyon National Conservatoire where he obtained a Master’s Degree. Jamal is currently dedicating himself to lieders and other melodies.

Since 2003, he is often invited to the Opera de Lyon as a choirmaster. He has recently become a permanent assistant in the accompaniment class of the Lyon National Conservatoire and just won the highest distinction in the Lieder International Contest in Enschede (Netherlands).

Though he has a very impressive classical and contemporary music background, Jamal Moqadem is also a very open musician and a remarkable jazz performer.


The two artists met while studying in the Lyon National Conservatoire.

However, they collaborated again later, particularly in the Opera de Lyon, and decided to push their professional collaboration further. Both having had a solid classical training and feeling like exploring other fields like improvised music and especially jazz music, they decided to work on a double-sided project.


First part of concert:

Henri Dutilleux, Choral, Cadence and Fugato
Frank Martin, Ballade
Jacques Casterède, Sonatine, 2nd movement
Guy Ropartz, Piece in E flat

Second part of concert (Jazz Classics):

Autumn Leaves, Joseph Kosma
Beautiful Love, Victor Young
Body and Soul, Johnny Green
Chega de Saudade, Antonio Carlos Jobim
Desafinado, Antonio Carlos Jobim
In a Sentimental Mood, Duke Ellington
Maiden Voyage, Herbie Hancock
My Funny Valentine, Richard Rogers
My Romance, Richard Rodgers
Oleo, Sonny Rollins
On Green Dolphin Street, Bronislau Kaper
Solar, Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come, Frank Churchill
Stella by Starlight, Victor Young

For further information, please contact:
R.Anandam (Culture & communication officer):+91 33 4006 4806/ afdubengale.communication@gmail.com
Alliance Française du Bengale
“Khaleel Munzil”, 217, A.J. C. Bose Road, KOLKATA 700 017
TEL: + 91-33-4006 4801 / 2281 5198 FAX: + 91-33-2281 5600 E-MAIL: afdubengale@gmail.com