Festival Lille Clef de Soleil

Ensemble Polygones

Piano: Nicolas Royez

Nicolas Royez receives piano teaching from Roger Muraro, Hortense Cartier-Bresson, Billy Eidi and Eric Le Sage. From Françoise Tillard, Christian Ivaldi and Emmanuel Olivier he learns the vocal accompaniment.
Holder of a piano master's degree and a state diploma, Nicolas is HSBC 2015 winner of the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
He is professor of piano at CRD Gennevilliers, musical director of the music festival Chamber Music in the Somme, leader of the company for the company Les Frivolités Parisiennes and partner of the singers Beate Mordal, Laurent Deleuil and Guillaume Paire.

Clarinet: Carjez Gerretsen

Born in the Netherlands, Carjez Gerretsen walks very early in the footsteps of his father musician and chooses the clarinet as a means of expression. Graduated from CNSMD Lyon and Paris and trained with Michel Lethiec, Jacques Di Donato, Nicolas Baldeyrou and Jean-Noel Crocq, he won in 2009 the third prize of the international competition of clarinet "Crusell" in Finland and the third prize of the contest Freiburg in 2012, which led her to perform as a soloist accompanied by the Orchester de Cannes, the Freiburg Philharmonisches Orchester, "i Virtuosi di Kuhmo", the CIC Chamber Orchestra, the Paris Mozart Orchestra or the Orchestra of New Europe House.
He discovers to the French Youth Orchestra as well as to the World Youth Orchestra the taste of the symphonic repertoire. He has since been regularly invited as first clarinet in such formations as the Toulouse Capitol Orchestra, the Auvergne Orchestra, the Paris Mozart Orchestra, the Lille National Orchestra, the Rouen Opera or the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra.
He is passionate about chamber music in its most diverse forms and styles and tries to redefine its contours with the Calliopée, Polygones or the Notamo Duo ensembles. After having met Julie Brochen with whom he will participate in two theatrical productions ("True story of Perichole" 2006 and "The Cherry Orchard" of Tcheckhov 2010), he cultivates the taste of the scenic projects, as evidenced by the shows of the ensemble Justiniana or the Virévolte set, created by Aurore Bucher.
Anxious to grasp the stakes of the music of his time, in 2010 he meets the composer Thierry Pécou and becomes a member of his ensemble Variances. He thus approaches with the same fervor baroque music, popular song, improvisation and contemporary creation. He has finally engraved the musical complicity that tied him to his father on the album "Casa nostra" of the trio Barolo.

Horn: Alexandre Collard

First Prize at the Prague 2018 International Spring Competition, Alexandre Collard represents the elite of his generation. He is named solo horn of the National Orchestra of Lille at 21 years old and he plays regularly as a soloist.
Hosted by prestigious chamber music festivals, Alexandre founded the Ensemble Polygones and the Lille Brass Quintet. He teaches at the Surgères Brass and Percussion Academy since 2015.