Avvisiamo il gentile pubblico che la giurata HyeJin Kim non potrà essere presente al Concorso. Ringraziamo calorosamente la pianista francese Muriel Chemin per essersi resa disponibile a entrare nella giuria della 26^ edizione!
At the age of five, Muriel Chemin began her musical studies under the guidance of Jean and Marguerite Manuel, graduating from the Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot in Paris in the class of Blanche Bascourret de Gueraldi, later obtaining the Licence de Concert. He decided to specialise with Maria Tipo in Geneva at the Conservatoire de Musique, where he obtained the Premier Prix de Virtuosité.
He played in Paris at the Salle Gaveau and the Théâtre de Paris, in other cities in France, in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, the United Kingdom, Greece, Turkey, Romania, Russia, Poland, Chile and the United States, where he performed as a soloist, in piano duo, in chamber music and with orchestra, with conductors such as Gerecz, Benedetti Michelangeli, Rauss, Barda, del Pino Klinge, Over, Dini Ciacci, Krauze.
He participated in several integrals of the Sonatas and Concertos of Beethoven and Mozart, composers to whom he has dedicated much of his career. He was awarded First Prize at the Hennessy-Mozart International Competition in Paris, arousing the enthusiasm of the jury and President Paul Badura-Skoda. Carlo Maria Giulini, hearing her in 1998 in Beethoven’s last three sonatas, has expressions of great admiration for the pianist.
In Italy, she has been a guest at prestigious musical institutions such as the Orchestra Regionale Toscana, the Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna and the Auditorium Verdi in Milan in a duo with cellist Alain Meunier. He has recorded for the Solstice label. He debuted with the Southbank Sinfonia in the UK and played in Greece with the Quatuor Psophos.
In 2012, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Debussy’s birth, she performed his 12 etudes several times.
Since 2014, she has been teaching at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory in Venice. Many of her students have been awarded prizes in international competitions.
Her Diabelli Variations by Beethoven, recorded in 2017 for Odradek, received great acclaim from the press: Musicalifeiten, Le Monde, Diapason (5 Diapasons), Artamag, Piano News. For the same label, she has just finished recording the 32 Sonatas.
She is regularly invited to juries of international piano competitions.
– Muriel Chemin recalls the objective purity of a Pollini of a few years ago, to which is added the humour of a Brendel! Luc Nevers, Classica
– She works as a synthesis of Schnabel’s furious frenzy, Arrau’s poetic meditation and Brendel’s nervous restlessness. Philippe van den Bosch, Répertoire
– The breath, balance of articulation, rigour, expressive density and analytical spirit are truly remarkable. Patrick Szersnovicz, Le Monde de la Musique