Marie Chilemme, Viola

Marie Chilemme, born in 1988 in Toulouse, had her first viola lessons at the age of three. In 2005, she began her studies with Jean Sulem at the conservatory in Paris.

Between 2008 and 2013, Chilemme was repeatedly invited to the International Music Academy Switzerland (IMAS), where she perfected her string quartet performance together with greats such as Pamela Frank, Sadao Arada, and Nobuko Imai, and received artistic input from Seiji Ozawa.

She frequently performs as chamber musician and soloist at festivals: Festival de Pâques, Musique à l‘Empéri, Festival de Besançon, Colmar Fête le Printemps, Musique à Deauville, Festival 3 jours en Mai (France), Villa Musica (Germany), Les Folles journées de Bilbao (Spain), Arte Amanti (Belgium), Kuhmo Festival (Finland), Davos Festival (Switzerland), Arties Festival India (India) – together with chamber musicians like Tabea Zimmermann, Éric Le Sage, Paul Meyer, Emmanuel Pahud, Frank Braley, Renaud Capuçon, Lise Berthaud, Alexander Sitkowetski, Sarah and Deborah Nemtanu, Pierre Fouchenneret, Christophe Morin, David Grimal, Olivier Patey, Miguel Da Silva, Natalia Tchitch, Michaela Martin, Frans Helmerson, Boris Garlitsky, and Vadim Gluzman.

In the 2007/08 season, Marie Chilemme was a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. She performs regularly together with the Ensemble Les Dissonances, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, as well as the Rundfunk- Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB) and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.

In June of 2010, she completed her Masters degree with distinction at CNSMD in Paris. From 2010 to 2012, Marie studied with Tabea Zimmermann at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin. At the same time, she attended the ‘Artemis Quartett‘ string quartet class at the Berlin University of the Arts.

Together with her brother, Guillaume Chilemme, and with Matthieu Handtschoewercker and Bruno Delepelaire, she founded the Quatuor Cavatine in 2012, which was  awarded two prices renowned International Chamber Music Competition in Hamburg (ICMC) that same year. The following year, Quatuor Cavatine took 2nd place at the Banff International String Quartet Competition (Bisqc) in Canada.

Since January of 2015, Marie Chilemme has been studying with Miguel da Silva in the Chapelle Musicale Reine Élisabeth in Brussels.

For her first CD, she recorded the string sextet in B major op. 18 by Johannes Brahms together with Augustin Dumay, Svetlin Roussev, Miguel da Silva, Aurélien Pascal, and Henri Demarquette.





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