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Marianne Piketty

Marianne Piketty

«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 make an auspicious debut at Carnegie Recital Hall.
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.
A chamber music enthusiast, Marianne Piketty has also had the privilege of including amongst her musical partners the likes of Dana Ciocarlie, Eric Le Sage, Emmanuelle Bertrand, Ophélie Gaillard, Marc Coppey, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Xavier Phillips, Antje Weithaas, Marie-Pierre Langlamet and Paul Meyer.
Her recordings of Ysaye’s sonatas for solo violin and the violin and piano sonatas by Lekeu and Pierné with Laurent Cabasso won unanimous acclaim from the critics.
Her latest recording for Integral Classic, Bohemia, with the pianist Dana Ciocarlie is particularly noteworthy : “…an unsurpassed duo. Marianne Piketty’s violin has a touch of Paganini at the tip of the bow and Romani musical genes inside the strings…” Le Monde
This season, Marianne Piketty in collaboration with the actress Irène Jacob and Le Concert Idéal will be touring with Les Saisons by Vivaldi and Piazzolla, notably at the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Théâtre du Ranelagh in Paris.
Marianne Piketty frequently gives Master Classes in both France and abroad and since 2001 has been a professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon. She is the artistic Director of the Rencontres Internationales de Mirecourt, the Solistes de la Villedieu and Musique aux 4 Horizons
Marianne performs on a violin by Carlo Tononi, dated 1685.
June 2014