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Yvan Chiffoleau, professeur de violoncelle

Yvan Chiffoleau

Brigitte Massin, famous musicologist said of Yvan Chiffoleau: "Very great cello artist, with phrasing and admirable sonority".
His game with a powerful technique combines at the same time an extreme rigor with a great expressive heat, far from all free artifices.
A student of André NAVARRA at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, Yvan CHIFFOLEAU won in 1973, unanimously, the only First Prize awarded that year. He was not eighteen in 1974 when he became the youngest winner of the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. There will be a series of international awards, including the 2nd Bach Competition Prize in Leipzig in 1976; In 1980, the 1st Grand Prix of the Casals Competition in Budapest and in 1981, the 2nd Grand Prix of the Rostropovitch Competition in Paris.
From that date he began to develop a career that led him to play with most French orchestras: Orchester de Paris, Nouvel Orchester Philharmonique de Radio-France, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchester des Concerts Lamoureux, Pasdeloup, Orchester Symphonique Français, Orchestra of Ile de France, National Orchestra of the Pays de Loire, Lille, Nice Philharmonic, Cannes Provence Côte d'Azur, Capitole de Toulouse, Nancy ... and abroad: Halle Orchestra de Manchester, Radio Luxembourg, Radio Bratislava, Hamburg Symphony, Chamber of Norway, National Taipei ...
Yvan CHIFFOLEAU is also the guest of numerous festivals: Besançon, Prades, Estival of Paris, Sully, Chartres, Mediterranean where he plays the Concerto de Dvorak under the direction of ROSTROPOVITCH; Athens, Istanbul, Cheltenham, Rousse in Bulgaria, Sintra in Portugal ... He also conducts tours that lead him to ex-U.R.S. Twice, in South Africa also twice, in South America, Japan and Korea.
Dedicated to Jean-Louis FLORENTZ's "Dream of Lluc Alcari", he created this work in October 1994 with the Orchester de Paris under the direction of Semyon BYCHKOV and took it up the following year with the Orchester National de Lyon conducted by Günther HERBIG. A C.D. will appear in 1996, rewarded by a "Shock of the World of Music", as well as a "Diapason d'Or".
He is also one of the very first to have played the now famous concerto "Tout un Monde Far" by Henri DUTILLEUX, and will play thereafter no less than twenty times.
Yvan CHIFFOLEAU produces a number of recordings, dedicated to Schumann (Concerto), Debussy, Ravel, Strauss, Rachmaninov, Hindemith, Khachaturian, Henze, Vierne and Alkan. He receives for the engraving of this last author, the Prize of the New French Academy of Disc.
In September 2004 a final solo recording, dedicated to the famous Kodaly Sonata, and the world premiere of "Mon Cirque" by Paul Tortelier in transcendental difficulties, This disc very well received by critics, was recommended by "Classica" (9), and is also awarded the 4th of the "World of Music".
Since 1987, Yvan CHIFFOLEAU has been teaching at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon, and has also taken part in the jury of International Competitions: Spring in Prague, Munich (ARD), Zagreb (Antonio Janigro), and Tchaikovsky (junior) in Japan, André Navarra Toulouse.