Sans Frontières

Mireia Frutos Fernandez, Piano | Sayaka Ohira, Violin | Benjamin Fabre, Viola | Ivan Torres, Cello

The Festival opens with a multi-cultural collaboration of top-notch musicians from Spain, France and Japan. The title itself - Sans Frontières, paints the transcendental nature of music into the picture of collaboration across cultures, time and borders. Featuring violinist Sayaka Ohira (Japan), Benjamin Fabre (France) on viola, pianist Mireia Frutos Fernandez (Spain), and cellist Ivan Torres (Spain), what will be the fruit of this diverse cross-border collaboration? Only one way to find out!


Kako    Waltz in the Evening Glow (3 min)

Chausson    Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 30 (Simple et sans hate) (7 min)

Kako    Is Paris Burning (4 min)

Turina    Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 67 (17 min)


Intermission (15 min)


Fauré    Piano Quartet No. 1, in C minor, Op. 15 (29 min)


Adults: RM 80.00
Students/Senior Citizens: RM 30.00

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Artiste's Bio
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Mireia Frutos Fernandez, Piano (Spain)


Born in Madrid, Mireia Frutos studied Masters of Music at the Liszt Academy in Budapest. She has been awarded First Prize in the Musical Youth of Spain Competition, the “Marisa Montiel” piano competition, the “Hazen” Competition, and the “Acordes Caja Madrid” Competition for orchestras.


Mireia has performed in Spain, Malaysia, Australia, USA, Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Hungary, and Israel. Currently, she is involved in several projects with a variety of chamber music alliances, like cello and piano, 4 hands piano, and a flamenco ensemble. 


Sayaka Ohira, Violin (Japan)


Sayaka Ohira was born in Tokyo and started the violin at the age of two using the celebrated Suzuki method. Later she was trained at the Paris CNSM, where she won her first violin prize and carried out a specialisation in string quartet formation (chamber music), with which she won an Honneur prize in the Flame competition.

She passionately teaches the violin in France and in Austria and is co-founding member of the Goldoni Quartet. Among others, Sayaka is regularly invited to play for the Paris Opera orchestra.


Benjamin Fabre, Violin/Viola (France)


After completing his courses at the CNR of Montpellier, Benjamin Fabre was trained at the Paris CNSM under the guidance of S. Gazeau (violin), J. Sulem (viola), and A. Meunier (chamber music). He is a named laureate of the France Foundation, the Drouet Bourgeois Foundation, the Meyer Foundation, and the Feydeau Foundation of Brou Saint Paul.


Benjamin is regularly invited to play with the Paris Opera Orchestra among others, and has participated in a number of prestigious festivals. Alongside a pronounced passion for chamber music, Benjamin is now undertaking a bowmaking apprenticeship with the renowned Nehr brothers.


Ivan Torres, Cello (Spain)


Born in Barcelona, Spain, Ivan Torres is currently a very active freelance musician and cello teacher based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He graduated and obtained his PGDip in Solo Performance with distinction at Royal College of Music, London with Leonid Gorokhov, supported by the Kit & Lambert scholarship. Ivan has won several awards such as the Pablo Casals Bursary, Anna Shuttleworth Competition for Solo Cello, Spanish Ministry of Education Trust, and AiE.


In addition to solo recitals in Spain, England, France, Italy and Germany, Ivan has performed at Prussia Cove IMS(UK) and at Weikersheim (Germany) Chamber Music Seminars. He has taught cellists of all ages and abilities and especially enjoys sharing his love for the cello with the younger generation.