Claire Désert

Claire Désert; fot. Alvaro Yanez

photo Alvaro Yanez

Wherever she plays, Claire Désert touches her public by the grace, depth and humility of her interpretations.

Claire Désert entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique dePariswhen she was just fourteen years old. After studies with Vensislav Yankoff and Jean Hubeau, she received premiers prix in piano and chamber music. After admission to the postgraduate cycle, she was granted a French goverment scholarship to study of one year with Evgeny Malinin at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoiry inMoscow. Upon her return, she completed a second postgraduate year in chamber music with Roland Pidoux.

In addition to numerous solo appearances at international music festivals such as Radio France Montpellier, La Roque d’Anthéron, Orangerie de Sceaux, Piano aux Jacobins, Piano Lille Festival, Consonances, « Folles Journées » in Nantes, Bilbao, Lisbonne, Tokyo… Claire Désert also frequently performs with a number of celebrated orchestras : Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre Symphonique de Budapest…

A keen chamber musician, she regularly partners such eminent artists as Emmanuel Strosser, Anne Gastinel, Philippe Graffin, Régis Pasquier, Nemanja Radulovic, Gérard Caussé, as well as the Parisii Quartet, Sine Nomine Quartet, and the Moragučs Quintet.

Her catalogue of recordings is impressive and includes a Schumann recital, the Scriabin and Dvorak concertos with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg (which received the French Award « Victoire de la Musique » in 1997), a Brahms programme for two pianos with Emmanuel Strosser (Virgin), three collaborations with the cellist Anne Gastinel, one dedicated to Schumann, the two other ones to Schubert and Poulenc, Debussy and Franck (Naďve). Claire Désert’s recent CD releases include Schumann Davidbündlertänze (Mirare), Dvorak Slavonic Dances (Mirare) in duo with the pianist Emmanuel Strosser as well as Abendmusik – a solo CD dedicated to Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann and Brahms (Mirare) which received great international critical acclaims. Her CD L’Enfance (Bizet, Debussy, Fauré, Ravel) a four hands programme with Emmanuel Strosser was released last February (Mirare). “A scintillating disc” (Gramophone – July 2013).

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