- Muriel Chemin (Piano)
- Classical Music
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Muriel Chemin begins her musical studies at the age of five under the guidance of Jean and Marguerite Manuel. After obtaining her diploma from the Ecole Normal Alfred Cortot of Paris and her Licence de Concert, she decides to perfect her studies with Maria Tipo in Italy and then in Geneva where she is awarded the Premier Prix de Virtuosité (first prize for virtuosity).
She holds numerous concerts at the Salle Gaveau and Theatre of Paris and other cities in France, but it is mainly abroad, in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, the UK, Greece, Turkey, Romania, Russia, Chile and the USA that she performs regularly not only as a soloist but also in piano duets, chamber music groups and with the orchestra, under the guidance of renowned conductors like A. Gerecz, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, N. Rauss, David del Pino Klinge, and Simon Over.
She participates in various Beethoven and Mozart concerts, composers for whom she is considered one of the most convincing and original interpreters. As a result of her exceptional musical personality, she wins the international Hennesy-Mozart competition in Paris, where she is enthusiastically applauded by the jury and in particular, by the president Paul Badura-Skoda. Moreover, great Italian orchestra conductor, Carlo Maria Giulini, expresses heart-felt admiration after hearing her play the last three Beethoven sonatas in 1998.
On occasion of her concerts in France, the illustrious critic Philippe van de Bosch describes Muriel Chemin as a performer of great character and maturity. Gerard Honore in the magazine "Repertoire", speaks about the splendid introspective qualities of this artist, and her inimitable skill in portraying the notes of musical expression in all its purity. "Le Monde de la Musique" shows great appreciation for the profound balance via which she blends precision, spiritual wealth and analytical capability.
In Italy she has been a guest pianist of prestigious musical institutions such as the Orchestra Regionale Toscana, the Alighieri Theatre of Ravenna, the Auditorium dell'Orchestra Verdi of Milan in duets with violoncellist Alain Meunier. She has recorded CDs for the Solstice label and this year she debuted with the “Southbank Symphony" in the UK, where she reaped great success, as well as holding concerts in Greece with the famous "Quartette Psophos". During the 2011/12 season, Muriel Chemin will also be partnering cellist, David Geringas.