Adrien Boisseau


Viola

Adrien Boisseau discovered music at the age of five. He attended the Regional Conservatory of Saint-Maur, where he played the viola, the piano and learned to sing. Adrien entered the CNSM de Paris at the age of 14, where he was a student of Jean Sulem.

In 2009, at the age of 17, Adrien received the First Prize as well as the Audience Award at the International Max Rostal Competition in Berlin. He was subsequently invited to make his debut with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin at the Berliner Philharmonie in 2011.

After graduating from the Conservatory in Paris, Adrien decided to continue his studies under Tabea Zimmermann in Berlin. He has performed with such renowned ensembles as the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Münchener Kammerorchester, the Moscow Soloists, the Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein, and the Zagreb Soloists.

Since 2013 Adrien has perfected his music skills under the guidance of the trainers of the Kronberg Academy: András Schiff, Nobuko Imaï, Steven Isserlis, Christoph Eschenbach, Ivry Gitlis. He also took part in master classes held in Verbier and Cornwall.

Boisseau has been a guest of the Radio-France Montpellier, the Menuhin in Gstaad, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Festivals in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Stavanger. His chamber music partners include Anne Queffélec, Olivier Charlier, Henri Demarquette, Eric Le Sage, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Adam Laloum, and Edgar Moreau.

In 2014, Adrien won the Young Artist of the Year at the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). In 2015, he was asked to join the famous Quatuor Ebène. He appeared in concert with the quartet at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Carnegie Hall in New York. Boisseau has performed with such musicians as Mitsuko Uchida, Matthias Goerne, Anne Sofie von Otter, Nicholas Angelich, and Martin Fröst.

In 2015, Boisseau’s first CD of Schumann’s music was released. It received rave reviews from Musik und Theater, Gramophone and Pizzicato.

The musician’s engagements for the 2017/2018 season include concerts with Yan Levionnois in Beauvais, Julien Quentin in Berlin, the Sirba Octet in Nantes, the Strada Quartet in Deville, as well as performances in Paris, Kronberg, the Schloss Elmau in Germany, and at the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival.

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