These 2 pianists take the stage with one objective: mix music, contemporary magic and Chaplinesque clowning. In a spectacle drawing on poetry and absurdity, Les Virtuoses brilliantly combine the virtuosity of a concert performer with the desire for fun and entertainment. With their four skillful but impish hands, they reimagine the classics with irrepressible brio. But this duo doesn’t just play music : they enhance their whole performance with magical transformations. With the tips of their fingers, they touch the heartstrings of their audience, leading the way to a wonderful dream world. Dancing lights flutter on stage and twirl to the sound of their music : notes take off in a flurry of doves’ wings.
Abandoned by its owners due to its black market activities during the first years of the 1900s, the building where Théâtre Fontaine now stands once was a famous, high-class cabaret called Le Chantilly. Bought in 1951 by two audacious and uniquely dynamic accomplices, they transformed the rundown space into theatre. After an expansion to accommodate more theatre-goers, Théâtre Fontaine has continued its tradition as a space for comedies to take the stage and keep audiences laughing.
"Les Virtuoses” is the perfect combination of a magic show and a musical performance. Infused with some poetry and clown-like chaos, the two pianists skillfully combine the art of performing a concert with the silliness of a clown show. It really is something for everyone to see!
Julien and Mathias Cadez are brothers, pianists and magicians. In fact, it seems as though they have music and magic in their blood. They make “Les Virtuoses” quite the unforgettable experience, filled with laughs, magic, music and an infectious energy.
"If you mix the magic of David Copperfield, the burlesque of Charlie Chaplin, and the music of all the big name classical composers, you get “Les Virtuoses”! It’s simply a spectacular show that will fondly remind you of your childhood! "
Children, parents, grand-parents, everyone can find something in this magical, music-filled, clown-like show! Whether you like classical music, jazz, film scores, or even just songs in general, you’re in for a good time and a lot of laughs! I loved the Harry-Potter-like duel between the conductors, the helpers transforming into Brazilian dancers, and the audience members becoming virtual musicians! It’s poetic and funny, everything is perfect : the music, the lights, the staging. Don’t, under any circumstances, miss “Les Virtuoses” - you’re not going to find anything like it!!
Lucymar08 | France
"An amazing show that combines covers of pop and classical music along with some magic tricks, humor, and special effects! And, it’s all performed by extremely talented artists! All in all…. Just brilliant!"
dradracool | France
"Amazing. Magical, dream-like, funny, aesthetically pleasing…these two young men are filled with talent. I especially loved how much they interacted with the audience during the show! “Les Virtuoses” take you on this incredible journey during the show and you’re bound to have an amazing time . If you want to sit back, relax, and dream, then this show is for you!"
bidoune1 | France
"Surpising, poetic, funny. If you mix the magic of David Copperfield, the burlesque of Charlie Chaplin, and the music of all the big name classical composers, you get “Les Virtuoses”! It’s simply a spectacular show that will fondly remind you of your childhood!“
Alienvelo | France
An amazing talent. From the beginning until the end, we were amazed by the artists and their personalities. They’re funny, gifted, and poetic without saying a single word! And the “helpers” on stage only made the show even better! You can tell that a lot of effort went into this production and once you see it you’ll understand why it’s one of Paris’ best-sellers. The two brothers complement each other perfectly and their tricks are simply amazing. In my opinion, it’s one of the best performances out there.
danou34 | France
Music, humor, and magic. The Virtuosos deserve their name… they are basically prodigies! Their show was so original and unique, we never knew what to expect! One moment you’re laughing, then next you’re wondering what could possibly happen next! We had such an amazing time! One thing to note is that the show is mute, so there is no language barrier for those who don’t speak French well : their language is music!!"
saroule03 | France