Two gifted young French performers - "musiciens prodiges" - Clément Dufour (flute) and Tristan Pfaff (piano) will perform a sunset concert at the Galle Face Hotel patio on May 31 at 5.30 p.m.
Their current tour has taken them to Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia and their concert in Colombo has been arranged by the Alliance Française and Galle Face Hotel with the French Embassy in Sri Lanka.
Clement Dufour was born in Versailles in 1987 and studied flute at the conservatory since he was 8. He went on to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de la Musique et de Danse in Lyon, where he received numerous awards. In 2001, he won first prize of the European music competition in Picardy, in 2002 the Bellan, National competition of young flautists and the UFAM competition. In 2005, he won the first prize in the prestigious 7th International Flute Competition Jean-Pierre Rampal in Paris.
Born in 1985, Tristan Pfaff studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris and has performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Europe. In 2002 he won the special prize of the sixth International Competition Vladimir Krainev and in 2003, the first prize and the special prize of the sixth International Piano Competition of Arcachon.
Their concert in Colombo will include works by classical masters such as Schubert but also embraces the contemporary Argentinean tango music of acclaimed contemporary musician Piazzola.
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