© Élisa Baudoin
Émilie Heurtevent and Aliénor Mancip founded the Duo Narcisse in 2020, driven by the desire to explore new sounds in chamber music.
For their first collaboration, they propose a dreamlike and spiritual program, notably around the universe of the unclassifiable composer Erik Satie. Other arrangements of musical jewels by Maurice Ravel, Manuel de Falla and Lili Boulanger surround their sometimes mystical, sometimes humorous works.
With their original formation and their airy interpretations, the two musicians bring a new color to these works, all in intimacy and poetry.
Émilie Heurtevent, soprano saxophone
Originally from Coutances in Normandy, Émilie Heurtevent is a multi-faceted artist, performing as a soloist or chamber musician in Paris at the Maison de la radio et de la musique, at the Sunset-Sunside, at the Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides, at the Opéra-Théâtre d'Avignon....
Weaving her experiences through encounters, she has notably collaborated with the Osmose Quartet, winner of the FNAPEC, with the company Les Brigands, or with the composer Julie Roué, for whom she recorded the soundtrack of the film "Perdrix" with Fanny Ardant.
In 2013, she founded the Trio Empreinte with Clara Abou (violin) and Anne de Fornel (piano), a group dedicated to promoting contemporary creation as well as female composition. The three musicians recorded their first album in 2017, "Crossing the line", under the label Klarthe records.
Always eager to expand her musical horizon, Émilie Heurtevent is also co-leader of the "Lume Project" with jazz saxophonist David Fettmann.
Aliénor MANCIP, harp
Aliénor Mancip has a dual training as a pianist and harpist. She graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris in Isabelle Moretti's class as well as in pedagogy.
An eclectic artist, she has developed a brilliant career as an orchestral musician, performing with regional and national orchestras such as the Opera de Tours, the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, the Orchestre national de Lyon, the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, the Lucerne Festival Academy under the direction of Pierre Boulez...
Passionate about chamber music, she has played or still plays in singular formations such as the trios Spiritus and Cinabre (flute, viola and harp), allowing her to explore French impressionist and symbolist music. Aliénor Mancip also performs in duo with guitarist Étienne Candela, working among other things on the transcription of Hispanic and South American music for these two plucked instruments.