International Women’s Day Concert at the Eastern Quadrangle, Victoria Memorial Hall | March 11, 2024 | 6:30 pm

Alliance Française du Bengale and Victoria Memorial Hall, in collaboration with Prabha Khaitan Foundation, extend a warm invitation to the grand finale concert of the second edition of the French Classical Music Concert Series in Kolkata.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies performed by an all-women trio featuring Diane Mugot on the French bassoon, Hélène Richard on clarinet, and Wen-Ying Lan on piano.

Admission is free & open to all.
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity is full.

About the musicians:

Diane Mugot (on French Bassoon) Passionate about ensemble playing, she performs regularly in France and Europe with a variety of professional chamber and orchestral ensembles on both modern and period instruments, including the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris, Les Siècles, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, the Gurzenich Orchestra Cologne, the Orchestre National de France, Vox Luminis and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo. Alongside her orchestral
activities, Diane devotes much of her time to chamber music: she plays with the Astrolabe ensemble and La Récréation, a group she
co-founded and with which she obtained a Master’s degree in chamber music at the CNSMD in Paris in 2022.

Hélène Richard (on Clarinet) leads a career as a musician in the first clarinet section of the Musique de l’Air and also performs with other ensembles, such as the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio-France, the Orchestre Pasdeloup, the Sinfonia Pop Orchestra and the 2E2M ensemble.

Acclaimed pianist Wen-Ying Lan graduated from the National Academy of the Arts in Taiwan, before pursuing further studies at
the University of Music and Dramatic Performing Arts in Graz and in Vienna, Austria.

Wen-Ying Lan’s repertoire is deeply rooted in musical composition from the 20th Century. Her musical performance seeks to cross borders and cultures. In 2005, she introduced her French public to compositions of contemporary Taiwanese composer Kuo Chih-Yuan (born 1921). From 2001 to 2004, she presented the entire piano collection of Maurice Ravel in Taiwan, Milhaud, Poulenc, Schönberg, Scriabine, Shchedrin, Stravinsky areregularly featured in her concerts.