Variation by name, variation by nature: in a week-long festival dedicated to music centered around the piano, Nantes welcomed Festival Variations back for a third year. With specialists in classical Bach, contemporary jazz and everything in between, the event recruited artists from across the globe in a grand celebration of the ivory keys.
To find out more,I spoke with Variations‘s musical director, Pierre Templé. In the interview, he explains the inclusion of dance collectives in this year’s line-up, and highlights the drive of the festival to promote new pieces as well as the classic works.
Listen to the interview here.