If I am so attached today to teaching and cultural mediation, it’s because of a school intervention at the age of four which made me want to join the Conservatory to study violin and piano.
I come from a sporty family and I owe my healthy, happy, hard-working and simple way of life (alongside my appreciation of music) to a very varied upbringing. I am the eldest of creative siblings to whom I am very close, and our different musical universes (traditional music, jazz, brass bands…) enrich us mutually every day.
I am very lucky to play music, it nourishes my daily life and vice versa, but I also like to diversify my musical experiences as much as possible. I first began by devoting myself fully to the world of opera. From the age of nine, I sang in the children’s choirs of the Opera of Avignon on the incredible stage of the Roman Theatre of Orange. By the time I was 16 I lived only for playing symphonic repertoire and to perform at the Festival of Aix with members of the London Symphony Orchestra. I am still passionate about opera and symphonic music, but I also dedicate myself to teaching, cultural mediation and working with other artistic mediums. Sharing experiences and love of music is essential in my opinion. I also love chamber music and the string quartet that I created with my closest friends served as a human and musical alchemy, helping me grow as a musician.
Every day I try to enrich myself with new musical experiences. One of the most memorable was the day I partnered with the Netherlands Youth Jazz Orchestra, making me discover a world as incredible as the “classical” one.
Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris
What is your favourite piece of music and why do you love it?
This is probably the hardest question ever. But, if I have to choose a piece it would have to be Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life). It was one of the first huge symphonic pieces I played when I was 16. When the first theme comes back after ‘the battle' part (around 29 minutes in), you can be sure that I will cry.
What do you do with your time when you’re not playing music?
When I have even only two days free, I am travelling. I love discovering new culture, cities, and ways of life. I also love hiking/walking.