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Safran Foundation for Music: Soaring talent

Corporate social responsibility

The Safran Foundation for Music has been supporting talented young musicians on a yearly basis since 2005. Here is a closer look at the careers of three of them.

Named at the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2013 in the "Révélation Soliste Instrumental" category, Victor Julien-Laferrière was also awarded the Grand Prix de la Fondation Safran pour la Musique the very same year.


In 2014, his career really took off and, along with the pianist Adam Laloum and violinist Mi-Sa Yang, he founded the "Les Esprits" trio. He has performed at La Folle Journée de Nantes, Festival de Deauville, La Criée in Marseille and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, among other venues. The trio released their first CD in 2014. In October 2016, "VJL", along with Adam Laloum, recorded a second set of sonatas (Brahms, Franck, Debussy).On June 5th, 2017, he won the 1st prize of the Contest Queen Elizabeth of Belgium.


Eve-Maud Hubeaux, Mezzo soprano

The Franco-Swiss Mezzo soprano Eve-Maud Hubeaux was awarded the Grand Prix Fondation Safran pour la Musique in 2014.

It was in the role of Annina (Der Rosenkavalier - Wagner) at the Opéra Bastille de Paris, in 2016, that the career of Eve-Maud Hubeaux soared to new heights.

In 2016-2017, she performed in Ermione (Rossini) at the Opéra de Lyon and at the Champs-Elysées theater (Paris), and then performed in Tristan und Isolde (Wagner), at the Opéra de Lyon. She will also be taking part in Le Comte d’Ory, which is set to take place at the Opéra Comique in Paris, next December. Already part of the 2016-2017 seasons (in Wozzeck by Berg) at the Opéra de Paris, she is also the 2017-2018 seasonal artist where she can be found in Don Carlos (Verdi).



Backed in 2013 by the Safran Foundation for Music, Edgar Moreau won the Victoires de la Musique Classique on two occasions ("révélation soliste instrumental" in 2013 and "soliste instrumental" in 2015). 


In 2014, he released his first album with Erato, entitled "Play". He then went on to pursue an international career as a soloist and cellist in chamber music.

January 2017: the cellist duo he created with Pierre-Yves Hodique performed a chamber music concert at the Philharmonie de Paris.

Edgar is performing at numerous summer festivals this year, including the Rencontres musicales d’Evian, Verbier Festival and Festival de Radio France.