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Emmanuel Christien I Piano

Born in 1982, Emmanuel Christien joined Jacques Rouvier's class at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in 1999 and brilliantly obtained his piano, chamber music and vocal accompaniment prizes. He entered the advanced training cycle in 2005. He was then awarded a prize by the Alfred Rheinold Foundation, which offered him a "Blüthner" piano. Emmanuel has been able to work with personalities such as Jean-Claude Pennetier, Aldo Ciccolini, Paul Badura-Skoda or Anne Queffélec.

He has been awarded prizes in several international competitions (prize for the best interpretation of Brahms' works at the Casagrande competition in Terni (Italy), the Vlado Perlemuter European competition). At the same time, he continued his chamber music studies (with cellist Aurélienne Brauner) and trained in the repertoire of Song and Melody with mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine and soprano Marie-Bénédicte Souquet in Anne Grappotte's class as well as with Ruben Lifschitz at the Royaumont Foundation. Emmanuel has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in numerous festivals in France and abroad: Festival de Saint-Denis, Folle journée de Nantes, La Roque d'Anthéron, Radio-France Montpellier, Cordes sur Ciel, Les Pianissimes, Chopin à Bagatelle, Festival Berlioz as well as in Japan, India (Arties Festival), Italy, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Spain...

He has performed in concerto with the Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire, the Caen Orchestra, the Moldavian Chamber Orchestra, the Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon National Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, with conductors Didier Talpain, Stefan Asbury, Lawrence Foster, Cornelius Meister. A passionate chamber musician, he has performed with artists such as David Fray, Bruno Monsaingeon, Adam Laloum, Karen Vourch', Hughes Borsarello, Gauthier Herrmann, Samika Honda, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Dame Felicity Lott, the Arties family... as well as within the Monsolo ensemble. He has also collaborated with director Jean-Paul Scarpitta and regularly participates in projects combining theatre, literature and music. He has been heard on the radio on the programs Génération jeunes interprètes, Dans la cour des grands, L'Atelier du chanteur...

He is the artistic director of the Musique en portées festival, launched in 2014. He can be heard on CD in the French repertoire for violin and piano with Samika Honda (Polymnie), in Max Bruch's Pièces pour viola, clarinetette and piano with violist Nicolas Bône and clarinettist Olivier Patey (Arties Records) as well as in Chausson and Mahler's quartets with the ensemble Monsolo (King Records).