Fanny Clamagirand

Violin

Fanny Clamagirand has already established herself as an artist of great distinction on the international stage and is considered to be one of the finest violinists of her generation. Her elegance, the brightness of her playing, her interpretations involving sensitivity and authority received many times the critics’ praise. Her talent and commitment are supported by many foundations and organizations in the world. She currently receives the support of Anne-Sophie Mutter.

Amongst her actuality, Fanny is performing debuts with the Orchestre National de Bordeaux (Mendelssohn), the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (Saint-Saëns n°3), and she is again invited by the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Sibelius) and the Orchestre National de Metz (Mendelssohn). She was also in tour with the Münchner Symphoniker for four concerts, including débuts at the Munich Philharmonie (Mendelssohn).

Born in Paris in 1984, Fanny started playing the violin at the age of seven. She was taught by L. Kolos, before joining J.J. Kantorow’s postgraduate course at the Paris Conservatoire in 2000, aged sixteen. In 2003, she went on to study with I. Rashkovsky at London’s Royal College of Music, where she obtained her “Artist’s Diploma” (2004). Then, she was coached by P. Vernikov at the Konservatorium of Vienna and at the Scuola de Musica di Fiesole (Italy). Fanny followed in the same time many masterclasses.

Acclaimed First Prize Winner of the 2007 Monte Carlo Violin Masters, nominated « Adami Classical Revelation 2006 », First Prize F. Kreisler in 2005 in Vienna, Special Jury Prize Y. Menuhin in 2000, First Prize L. Spohr in 1995 …, it’s on the stage of the most famous venues and the most important international festivals that Fanny is builing her career : London Wigmore Hall, Berliner and Wiener Konzerthaus, Wiener Musikverein, Luzern KKL, Copenhagen DR Konzerthuset, Tokyo Toppan Hall, Taipei National Concert Hall, New York Carnegie Hall, Rio de Janeiro Teatro Municipal, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Salle Gaveau, Auditorium du Louvre, Auditorium de Radio France in Paris, Festivals de Saint-Denis, Montpellier Radio France, Colmar, Verbier, Lucerne, Enesco, Menuhin in Gstaad, Lockenhaus Kammermusikfest, « Les Palais de Saint-Pétersbourg », « Les Folles Journées » de Nantes, Bilbao and Tokyo, West Cork Chamber Music Festival, New York Chelsea Music Festival, Milano Societa dei Concerti etc.

She performs, as a soloist, with renown orchestras, such as the Wiener Philharmoniker, London Philharmonic, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic, Malmö Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony, Münchner Symphoniker, Danish Radio Symphony, Wiener KammerOrchester, Sinfonia Varsovia, Orchestre Français des Jeunes, … alongside conductors and artists like D.R. Davies, F. Welser-Möst, J.C. Casadesus, T. Sokhiev, A. Altinoglu, J. Axelrod, D. Reiland, G. Kremer, A.S. Mutter, R. Pasquier, A. Tamestit, M. Rysanov, K. Buniatishvili, A. Laloum, N. Angelich, M. Dalberto, X. Phillips, P. Wiespelwey, Y. Levionnois, R. Sévère, J. Bliss …

Fanny is a regular guest on French and foreign radio and TV shows, live or recorded. In 2012, she appeared in the Arte « Stars of Tomorrow » TV show hosted by tenor Rolando Villazon. In 2014 and 2015, among other, two of her performances with orchestra were chosen for Radio Classique special program « Esprit Musique ». In 2017, France Musique broadcasts live the World Première of Violin Concerto « Missing », composed by Edith Canat de Chizy, she gave together with the Orchestre National de France under the direction of John Storgards, …

Her discography, including Ysaÿe Six Solo Sonatas (Nascor ; 2007), Saint-Saëns Three Violin Concertos (Naxos ; 2010 / « Choc » Classica) and Saint-Saëns complete violin and piano works (Naxos ; 2013) received high praise and high distinctions by specialist publications. Forthcoming CD album is featuring Beethoven Violin Concerto and Peteris Vasks « Distant Light », both recorded in London with the English Chamber Orchestra and Ken-David Masur.

Fanny plays on a Matteo Goffriller violin made in Venice in 1700.