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Strings : Viola
« Cet alto dont Pierre Lénert est le Prince » (Georges Masson, Le Républicain Lorrain)
« Under the spell of the wonderful bow of Pierre Lénert… » (Jacques Doucelin, Le Figaro) The “Académie Charles-Cros” Prize (Claude Debussy, Sonata for Flute, viola and harp, EMI Records) “Diapason d’or” for the year 2000 (Camille Saint-Saens, le Carnaval des Animaux, Arion Records) « Pierre Lénert’s interpretation is outstanding and impressive because of the purity of the intonation, the equality of tone and the ease with which he performed » (Costin Cazaban, Le Monde de la Musique) Sponsored by the Philipp Morris Foundation for his first major recital at the Salle Gaveau in Paris, Pierre Lénert then played under the direction of Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Armin Jordan, Frédéric Chaslin, Jacques Mercier, Myung-Whun Chung, James Conlon… His international career began with the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade, Kuhmo, Gubio, Enesco and Barcelona Festivals, the International Academy of Nice and Malboro allowing him to play with his illustrious seniors Paul Tortelier, Siegfried Palm, Bruno Canino as well as the Guarneri Quartet and the Beaux-Arts Trio. The music of the twentieth century occupies a large place in Pierre Lénert’s activities. He performed for the first time works by Graciane Finzi, Marc Bleuse, Stéphane Wiener, Thierry Pecou, Antoine Duhamel as well as the concerto for two violas by Edison Denissov in the Salle Tchaïkovski in Moscow and more recently the Trio by Ian Wilson “Red over black” with Cédric Tiberghien and Martin Fröst in London. Among his partners in chamber music figure Pierre Amoyal, Michael Rudy, Alban Gerhardt, Jeff Cohen, Jérôme Pernoo, Patrick Gallois, Marielle Nordmann, Isabelle Faust, Paul Meyer, Steven Osborne, Sergio Azzolini, Radovan Vlatkovic, The Enesco Quartet, Xavier Philipps, Augustin Dumay, Henri Demarquette, Alexandre Tharaud, Cédric Thiberghien… He was Soloist of the “Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris” at the age of nineteen, “Super Soloist” at the age of twenty three and Laureate of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, of the Markneukirchen International Competition, of the Maurice Vieux International Viola Competition and Laureate of the Automn Festival of Young Performers. Pierre Lénert entered the “Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris” in the classes of Michèle Auclair (violin) and Colette Lequien (viola) at the age of sixteen. He plays a viola made by Jean-Batiste Vuillaume (1865) Pierre Lénert recorded for the label Syrius works by Henry Vieuxtemps (5 “Diapasons”), Carl Reinecke (5 “Diapasons”), Niccolo Paganini (“8” of Répertoire), and for the label Integral works by Beethoven and works of French music with Cédric Tiberghien.
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