Deborah Nemtanu

French-Romanian violinist (1983, Bordeaux)

Deborah Nemtanu is Violin Super-soloist at the Orchestre de chambre de Paris; she chose to play the violin when she was only four. Her career has been synonymous with early success and talent diversity.

Born into a family of musicians, Deborah Nemtanu studied with her father, Vladimir Nemtanu, first violin in the Bordeaux-Aquitaine Orchestra. After studying at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux, she enrolled at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance with Gérard Poulet, and graduated in 2001 with unanimous highest distinction. She was noticed pretty quickly, especially thanks to two more special prizes gained during the Jacques Thibaud Competition in 2002; three years later, she became super-soloist violin in the Orchestre de chambre de Paris. In 2007, Deborah Nemtanu was selected for the prestigious Perlman Music Program in the United States and performed improving herself with great violinists like Itzhak Perlman. In 2008, she won second place during the Benjamin Britten International Violin Competition in London.

Deborah Nemtanu has also performed as a soloist with a number of orchestras: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Orchestre national de France, the Bordeaux-Aquitaine Orchestra, la Camerata de France, the Opera de Tours, the Caen Orchestra, the Orchestre de l'Opera de Toulon. In particular, she worked under the direction of conductors such as John Nelson, Joseph Swensen, Louis Langrée or Juraj Valčuha before she actually conducted the orchestra during some concerts, in which she tried to enhance the connivance between the soloist and the musicians. She has been invited to perform as a soloist in a number of festivals throughout France and even abroad, and she has also worked with musicians such as Boris Berezovsky, Stephen Kovacevich, François Leleux, Emmanuel Pahud and Jian Wang. She released her first album in 2013 under record label Mirare. The album, entirely dedicated to French music, was recorded with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris conducted by Thomas Zehetmair

Five landmark dates in the life of Deborah Nemtanu

2001: graduated with unanimous highest distinction at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance.

2003: she completed her studies at the Conservatory of Paris.

2005: she was appointed super-soloist violin in the Orchestre de chambre de Paris.

2007: she was selected for the Perlman Program in the United States.

2013: she gave birth to her first album under record label Mirare.