Irène Duval

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Irène Duval

The violinist Irène Duval, born in 1992 to a French father and Korean mother, has performed with numerous French and European orchestras, among them the Dresdner Philharmonie, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Chursächsische Philharmonie Bad Elster and the Orchestre d’Auvergne, and such conductors as Robert Trevino, Michael Sanderling and Maxim Emlyanichev.

She also performs with the pianists Pierre-Yves Hodique and Vassilis Varvaresos and the cellist Aurélien Pascal, and forms the duo La Rose et le Réséda with the violinist Virgil Boutellis-Taft. Among the many festivals in which she has taken part are La Folle Journée in Nantes, La Folle Journée in Japan, the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, the Festival de Nohant, the Salon Livres et Musique de Deauville, the Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron and the Festival Les Vacances de Monsieur Haydn.

Irène began the violin at the age of seven, studying with Jean-Jacques Kantorow and Suzanne Gessner before going on to the CNSM de Paris, where she worked with Roland Daugareil and Daria Hovora. In 2013 she completed her Master’s degree with distinction (mention très bien à l’unanimité avec félicitations du jury). Since 2014 she has been an advanced student with Mihaela Martin in Further Master Studies at the Kronberg Academy in Germany. Her competition successes include the First Prize and Audience Prize at the Avignon International Violin Competition (2009) and First Prize and Manfred Scherzer Special Prize at the Markneukirchen International Competition (2011).

She was named Révélation Classique de l’Adami in 2013. Irène is supported by the Fondation SAFRAN and the Fondation de l’Or du Rhin and has been awarded scholarships by the Fondation Meyer (2012) and the Fondation d’Entreprise Banque Populaire (2013).

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