Since 2016, flutist Myriam Darmé and harpist Maia Darmé have been regularly joined on stage by renowned organist Philippe Bezkorowajny. Their trio has won over audiences at each of their appearances at festivals and in churches around France ever since.
This instrumental combination gives the musicians access to a wide-ranging repertoire. When they are not casting light on unfairly forgotten works, they brilliantly interpret their own transcriptions and arrangements. The trio offers many different recital programs, focusing for instance on baroque music; on sacred music; on romantic composers or on musical homages to the Virgin Mary. Their program of choice, however, is a journey through time across centuries and styles.
Flute and harp duet Traversées collaborated with the organist in residence at Sainte Marie Bastide in Bordeaux, Philippe Bezkorowajny, to present an eclectic program of works from the XIth to the XXth centuries. All possible instrumental combinations were demonstrated: trio, flute/organ duet, flute/harp duet, organ/harp duet and solo organ, from Johann-Sebastian Bach to Jaques Dutronc. A remarkable performance that made the audience stand up on their feet.
The ensemble enthralled the audience filling up in the church’s nave with a program of works by Pachelbel, Couperin, Bach, Mascagni, Saint-Preux… The evening ended with thunderous applause.
Myriam Darmé, Philippe Bezkorowajny and Maia Darmé were all classically trained at the best conservatoires and lead brilliant individual careers. Myriam Darmé, a Lorraine-born flautist, is a renowned pedagogue and author of many publications for her instrument. Philippe Bezkorowajny, titular organist at Sainte Marie Bastide and Sainte Croix in Bordeaux, is a leading musical figure in South West France (President of the Association of the Development of Organ in Aquitaine, he also authored several book on his instrument). As for Maia Darmé, she is a harpist in demand on all continents and tours the world as a classical soloist or performing on instruments ranging from electric to traditional harps.