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Au Pays de l'Ailleurs - the musicians of the recording


Musicians : la Camerata de Sion
Choir : l'Echo des Follatères de Fully - conductor Thierry Epiney


« Au pays de l'Ailleurs » will be performed by the «Camerata de Sion», founded in 1999 by Guy Kummer-Nicolussi, under the artistic direction of the Concertmaster Manuel Voirol .

Once the work is written, the composer and Manuel Voirol will put the finishing touches to the score together. The latter will be responsible for forming the orchestra, mainly composed of Valaisan musicians, chosen from the Conservatoire, the Academy as well as formations such as the «Sedunum String Orchestra».

To perfect the choice, other professional musicians will be engaged, picked by hand in order to provide the formation best suited to the musical work.


The musicians, chosen by Guy Kummer-Nicolussi and Manuel Voirol, to be contacted:

  Violin : Manuel Voirol - Eva Simonin - Emmanuel Mantilla - Romny Ruiz - Alejandra Cova Ruiz - Nestor Rodriguez - Adrien Modaffari - Rémy Walter -
Lisa Martinova - Arshavir Musaelyan - Carolina von Alvesnleben
Viola : Rocio Gomes - Benoît Morel - Laurent Galliano - Christelle Héritier - Eva Grossenbacher
Cello : Yuram Ruiz - Gladys Campion
Double-bass : Bastien Monnet - Polanco Ariès
Flute : Caroline Delessert - Rosalia Agadjanian
Oboe : Lorenzo Massala - Sandra Barbesa - Daniel Margot
Bassoon : Thomas Kalcher
Horn : Rachel Pasche-Gabioud - Antonio Gomes
Piano : Lionel Monnet
Kettle drum :
Didier Métrailler

Choir : L'Echo des Follatères from Branson-Fully
A cheerful team of amateur singers who perform an annual programme, scale after scale, piece after piece. They choose material from the Renaissance to modern day music, including the classics, romantics and of course the inevitable poplar songs, which also deserve our affection. The choir was conducted by Pascal Luy, then Pierre-Louis Nanchen, to be followed by the present-day enthusiastic and demanding Thierry Epiney, who took over the baton to lead the choir further and perhaps higher, as his style of conducting and his optimism unite all the voices as one. 
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Conductor : Thierry Epiney
Born in Sierre in 1986, his parents, both musicians, initiated him rapidly into the world of music. Following a few early stages on the piano, he turned towards percussion instruments at the age of six. This enabled him to obtain a percussion certificate in 2004 from the conservatoire in Sion. Parallel with his activities as a percussionist, Thierry discovered another passion: writing music. He set out to find

Pleasant and surprising sonorities, which led him to the College of Music in Geneva after he had passed his maturité exams in 2005. Having earned his stripes in military music and spent five years studying at the HEM, he obtained a M.A. degree in music, majoring in pedagogy and composition. Thierry is presently continuing his studies at the Zurich Arts College in order to obtain a Master's degree in film music composition..
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