FRANCE,VIOLIN, 3.7.-12.7.

"Density, spirit, virtuosity, depth, generosity”. This is how the press acclaimed the violinist Marianne Piketty; an artist whose eclectic career ranges from "Bach to Piazzolla” and for whom solo concerts, recitals, chamber music, unique duos, the major repertoire, little-known works and the music of our time all feature side by side.

Marianne Piketty made her solo debut at the Salle Pleyel in Paris at the age of seven. At twelve, she enrolled at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, where she obtained First Prizes for Violin and Chamber Music. She then joined Dorothy DeLay’s famed soloist class at the Juilliard School in New York and regularly performed in master classes for Itzhak Perlman. She went on to win the "Artists International" competition and make an auspicious debut at Carnegie Recital Hall.

Upon her return to France, she won First Prize at the Young Soloist Competition in Bordeaux and was awarded the Prix de la SACEM.  Her encounter with Yehudi Menuhin proved decisive as she was asked to perform the Brahms concerto under his direction and to become a soloist with his Foundation.

Her career as a soloist has led her to perform with orchestras such as Saint Petersburg National Orchestra, Lille National Orchestra, Lorraine National Orchestra, Toulouse Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Lamoureux, the Manchester Sinfonia, the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Caracas, the Sinfonie Orchester Biel. In Kiev, she gave the first performance of Renaud Gagneux’s Concerto for Violin with the Ukrainian National Philharmonic Orchestra. She regularly performs at festivals, including those of Radio-France and Montpellier, the Flâneries musicales de Reims, Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux, Festival Messiaen de la Meije, Les Violons de la Paix at Boulogne sur Mer, "C’est pas classique” in Nice, Les Rencontres musicales de Haute-Provence, Festival international de Besançon and the Istanbul International Festival.

A chamber music enthusiast, she was behind the creation of the "Solistes de la Villedieu” based in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. The ensemble consists of renowned musicians such as Eric Le Sage, Xavier Phillips, Laurent Verney and Paul Meyer who come together to perform the not only the major repertoire but also new works.

Marianne Piketty has also had the privilege of including amongst her musical partners the likes of Dana Ciocarlie, Emmanuelle Bertrand, Marc Coppey, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Antje Weithaas, Marie-Pierre Langlamet and Pascal Amoyel.

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