Concertante music, Contemporary music
Fanny Clamagirand has been established on the international stage for a number of years as violinist of great distinction. Her elegant and brilliant playing and her interpretations combining sensitivity and authority have regularly earned her critical acclaim. Her talent and commitment have been supported by many foundations and by such noted personalities as Anne-Sophie Mutter.
Fanny started playing the violin when she was seven years old, and studied with Larissa Kolos before entering Jean-Jacques Kantorow’s postgraduate course (Cycle de perfectionnement) at the Paris Conservatoire at the age of sixteen. This was followed by study with Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music in London, where she obtained her Artist Diploma in 2004. She subsequently received guidance from Pavel Vernikov at the Wiener Konservatorium and at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole. During this time she also took part in many masterclasses.
Since winning prestigious awards and prizes, including the Rainier III Prize at the Monte Carlo Violin Masters in 2007 and First Prize in the Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna in 2005, she has built her career on appearances in the most prestigious international concert halls and festivals. Among the former are Wigmore Hall in London, the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Vienna Konzerthaus, KKL Luzern, Toppan Hall in Tokyo, Taipei National Concert Hall, the Tel Aviv Opera House, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Salle Gaveau and Auditorium du Louvre in Paris. Her festival engagements include Saint-Denis, Verbier, Lucerne, Menuhin Gstaad, Colmar, La Folle Journée in Nantes, Bilbao and Tokyo, St Petersburg Palaces, the West Cork Chamber Music Festival and the Chelsea Music Festival in New York. She has also appeared with the Società dei Concerti di Milano.
She performs as a soloist with such leading orchestras as the Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Münchner Symphoniker, London Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Malmö Symphony, Danish Radio Symphony, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, Jerusalem Symphony, Wiener KammerOrchester, Sinfonia Varsovia, Orchestre d’Auvergne and the Orchestre Français des Jeunes, alongside conductors and soloists including Dennis Russell Davies, Franz Welser-Möst, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Tughan Sokhiev, Alain Altinoglu, John Axelrod, David Reiland, Gidon Kremer, Antoine Tamestit, Maxim Rysanov, Khatia Buniatishvili, Adam Laloum, Nicholas Angelich, Matan Porat, David Bismuth, Xavier Phillips, Raphaël Sévère and Jonathan Biss.
Fanny Clamagirand is a regular guest on radio and television in France and abroad. Her concerts are often broadcast live on France Musique and Radio Classique.
Her discography, including Ysaÿe’s six solo sonatas (Nascor, 2007), the three violin concertos of Saint-Saëns (Naxos, 2010 – winner of a ‘Choc de Classica’) and the same composer’s complete chamber music for violin and piano (Naxos, 2013), has received high praise and distinctions from the musical press. In 2019 Solstice released (as part of the album ‘Visio’) her recording of the Violin Concerto Missing by Édith Canat de Chizy, of which she gave the world premiere with the Orchestre National de France under the direction of John Storgårds.
Fanny Clamagirand plays a violin by Matteo Goffriller, made in Venice in 1700.