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Manuel Vioque-Judde

Viola

Born in 1991, Manuel Vioque-Judde was awarded at the two most prestigious viola competitions, winning the 2nd prize and the special prize for the best sonata at the XIV Primrose Competition in Los Angeles in 2014, then in 2016 the 2nd prize at the Tertis Competition. In 2017, he was named a laureate of the Fondation Banque Populaire et Révélation classique Adami.

He collaborates in France with the Orchestre Français des Jeunes and the Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire, in Venezuela with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, in the Czech Republic with the Moravian Orchestra, in Germany with the Vogtland Orchestra and the Elbland Philharmonie Sachsen, in the United States with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, and plays as a chamber musician at the Folle Journée Nantes, the Kamermuziek Festival Amsterdam, the Festival de Verbier, the Folle Journée Niigata and the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival in Japan, the Festival de Pâques d'Aix en Provence, the Tanglewood Music Festival, the 5th Festival des Jeunes Solistes Européens in Venezuela, the Festival Août Musical de Deauville, the Philharmonie de Paris. His first CD "Viola Reflections", with pianist Cédric Lorel and dedicated to English music, appeared in the Young Soloist collection of the Meyer Foundation, and received critical acclaim (Diapason, Cadences, France Musique...).

Artistic director of the Just Classik Festival in Troyes, he plays on a viola by luthier Stephan von Baehr.