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Arts For All

Paloma Kouider



"Pastoral care is close to the great masters of the modern era (Brendel, Baremboïm, Perrahia...), through its intelligence and clarity. " (Etienne Moreau, Diapason December 2010)" It's splendid in terms of intelligence, musical sense and personality. A real discovery. " (Gérard Mannoni, Classica N°127)


Named "Classical Revelation of the Adami 2008" and winner of the Fondation Groupe Banque Populaire, Paloma Kouider gave her first concert at the age of ten. A graduate of the Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot in Paris, she regularly received advice from Georgian pianist Elisso Virssaladze in Florence before joining Avedis Kouyoumdjian's class at the Univserität für Musik und Darstellende in Vienna in 2012. 


In parallel with her musical studies, punctuated by encounters with musical personalities such as Menahem Pressler, Ferenc Rados, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Michel Beroff, Claude Helffer, Anne Queffélec, Leslie Howard, she continued her literary studies (literary baccalaureate mention Very well in 2005 accompanied by a First Prize at the Concours Général des Lycées en musique) by integrating a literary preparatory class - hypokhâgne, khâgne - at Lycée Louis-le-Grand. 


Paloma is regularly invited to perform abroad, both as a soloist and with orchestra: Europe, Kazakhstan, Russia, Japan. Invited by the Festivals of Aix-en-Provence, Radio France and Montpellier, Pablo Casals, Polignac, Menton, Jeunes Talents in Paris, Piano folies du Touquet..., she made remarkable solo debut in the Cortot and Gaveau venues and the Unesco Grand Salle in Paris, at the Théâtre de la Criée in Marseille, as well as at the Salle Pleyel and the Wigmore Hall in trio. 


Selected by Thierry Beauvert to represent France in the 2009 European Union of Radios competition, she is regularly invited to the stages of France Musique, France Culture and France Inter.


His first recording (Lyrinx N°271), dedicated to Beethoven and Liszt, published in September 2010, received 5 Diapasons and 4 Classica stars.


A passionate chamber musician, she entered Eric Le Sage and Paul Meyer's chamber music class at the CRR in Paris at a very young age, and in 2009 founded the "Trio Karenine" with violinist Anna Göckel and cellist Louis Rodde, 1st Prize in the 27th International Chamber Music Competition "Charles Hennen" (NL), Pro Musicis International Prize 2011 and winner of the 5th Joseph Haydn International Chamber Music Competition 2012. They have already received support and instruction from major chamber music artists such as Menahem Pressler, Hatto Beyerle and members of the Ysaÿe Quartet. Invited ensemble to the Academies "Musique à Flaine", Villecroze, to the European Chamber Music Meetings (ECMA) of which they are members and to the Maurice Ravel International Academy of Music, which awards them the Rotary Club Prize in September 2010, the Trio is in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation. They are also winners of the Fondation Banque Populaire.


In May 2012, Paloma created, alongside Alexandra Soumm and Maria Mosconi, the association "Esperanz'Arts" which organizes artistic events for the most disadvantaged. 

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