Solenne Païdassi | Violin
French violinist Solenne Païdassi is the First Prize winner of the 2010 Long-Thibaud Competition. She has been awarded many prizes in France and abroad, including in the 2009 Hannover Competition, the Sion-Valais Competition, and the GyeongnamCompetition in Korea.
She plays a Gian Battista Guadagnini violin of 1784, awarded by the Zilber-Vatelot Foundation in Paris. Solenne Païdassi has a very active concert career, giving recitals and concerts all over the world. She has performed in Tonhalle Zürich, Carnegie Hall New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam. She participated in numerous festivals such as the International Festival of Colmar, the Festival of Radio-France in Montpellier, “La Folle Journée”, the Festival International de Sion Valais, Menton International Music Festival. As a soloist she has performed with the Orchestre de Radio-France, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, the Orchestre National deLille, the Shangaï Grand Theatre Orchestra, the Verdi Orchestra under the direction of such conductors as Lawrence Foster, Shlomo Mintz, Vladimir Spivakov, Darell Ang.
As a soloist shehas performed with the Orchestre de Radio-France, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Shangaï Grand Theatre Orchestra, the Verdi Orchestra… under the direction of such conductors as Lawrence Foster, Shlomo Mintz, Vladimir Spivakov, Darell Ang.After graduating from Geneva Conservatoire de Musique, the Royal Academy of London, and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, she obtained a Künstlerische Ausbildung Diploma from the Hannover Hochschule für Musik und Theater.
Her first CD “Art of the Violin”, recorded with the pianist Laurent Wagschal and released in 2013 for the label Indesens was awarded 4 stars by the magazine CLASSICA.
Her new album “Szymanowski-Stravinsky “ released in November 2014 for the label Aparté with the pianist Frédéric Vaysse-Knitter, has received tremendous critical acclaim, including a CHOC from the magazine CLASSICA and 5 stars in DIAPASON.
Her first CD “Art of the Violin”, recorded with the pianist Laurent Wagschal and Solenne Païdassi, violinist
” With a clear and tense (yet docile) melodic line, mocking smiles and a ferocious humour, vitality, liveliness and
a mercilessly maintained rhythm, Païdassi cuts her path (with a laser) – (…) but what an authority! Impressive.
“DIAPASON – Nicolas Derny – February 2015.