OUT NOW | Violinist Yamen Saadi’s Debut Album: “Voices From Paris”


Yamen Saadi’s debut album “Voices From Paris: Works For Violin & Piano” with Nathalia Milstein, options Francis Poulenc’s Violin Sonata and La reine de cœur from his La courte paille “Sept mélodies” organized for violin and piano. 

Additionally on the disc is Eugène Ysaÿe’s Rêve d’enfant and Poème élégiaque; plus Gabriel Fauré’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 and Les berceaux from his 3 Mélodies, op. 23.

“The story of the items within the album is about dying, love and life,” Saadi informed The Violin Channel. “Ysaye’s Poème élégiaque is impressed by Romeo and Juliette, Fauré wrote the sonata for the brother of his love and Poulenc quotes poems coping with dying.”

Whereas choosing items for the album, Saadi first considered Poème élégiaque, which was devoted to Fauré. From there, Fauré’s Violin Sonata was included and for Saadi, Poulenc’s works have been added as “an attractive match to Faure and Ysaye since he writes in a special character with many temper swings and in methods, makes this system various and balanced.” Moreover, all these composers lived in Paris.

Saadi and Milstein carry out collectively in a piano quintet, the Chianti Ensemble, and have carried out as a duo many occasions earlier than. “It’s at all times inspiring to work collectively, Nathalia has an attractive sound with delicate phrasing,” Saadi informed us. “We work very carefully with the rating and at all times discover which means behind the notes and it was superb to work along with her on this repertoire.”

In creating the album, Saadi performed its items for various audiences and every time found contrasting concepts which helped gasoline his and Milstein’s concepts for interpretation. 

“The journey of discovering our personal voice along with Nathalia within the items was very artistic and provoking,” Saadi stated. “Throughout the recording session, we took that even additional and experimented endlessly with phrasing and sound till we discovered the which means we’re searching for.

I’d love the viewers to discover a private connection to every piece, to let the music take their creativeness to their very own which means of every piece and create a private story with the music.”

The album is now out there on numerous streaming platforms, to buy the CD, click on right here.


Born in 1997 in Nazareth, Israel, Saadi studied violin on the Barenboim-Mentioned Conservatory and was later mentored by Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster, Chaim Taub. When he was 11, Saadi joined the West-Jap Divan Orchestra, carried out by Daniel Barenboim, and 6 years later, turned its concertmaster.

Milstein began the piano at age 4 and accomplished her music research at Geneva Haute Ecole de Musique with Nelson Goerner and at Barenboim-Mentioned Akademie with Sir Andras Schiff. Her profession took off after she gained first prize on the Dublin Worldwide Piano Competitors and has since been touring extensively round Europe.


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