Célimène Daudet

French-Haitian pianist

Young Franco-Haitian pianist Célimène Daudet was awarded the First Prize of Pro Musicis international competition for her sonata with violinist Guillaume Latour. Both her soloist and chamber music concerts have often been lauded by the French and international press.

Célimène Daudet trained at the Conservatory of her hometown Aix-en-Provence, then at the Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon with Géry Moutier. Fascinated by chamber music, she perfected her skills thanks to violinist Jean Mouillère at the Conservatory of Paris, where she met many important musicians who would deeply influence her work. Among them, Roger Muraro, Bernard d’Ascoli, Anne Queffélec and Chen Halevi.

She received many awards and performed in prestigious halls both in France and abroad. In 2013, she made her debut at the Carnegie Hall in New York.

As an open and curious musician, she has been interested in all artistic disciplines, and in the past few years, she has been creating performances mixing piano and contemporary dance. She even created her first show, entitled "Reflets chorégraphiques", collaborating with dancers to perform to the music of Debussy. She also took part in a version of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" by Igor Stravinsky for two pianos, along with choreographer Yuval Pick.

At the same time, she has been teaching at the Camille Saint-Saëns Conservatory of Paris and at the Toulon Conservatory as well as giving classes abroad. She is Artistic Director of the Ile de France International Piano Competition, and is also in charge of the programming of the Lucien Durosoir Festival.

5 landmark dates in the life of Célimène Daudet:

1999: Was finalist in the Jean Françaix International piano Competition in Paris, and awarded a Special Jury Prize for her performance

2001: Awarded the International Competition "Musiques d'Ensemble" in Paris

2003: Graduated from the Conservatory of Lyon

2006: Received the support of the Banff Centre in Canada where she participated as a resident artist, an arrangement which allowed her to perform in Canada

2011: Released her first solo album, "A tribute to Bach" under music label Arion. The recording received 4 stars from the magazine Classica

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