Get to now Marianne in a long interview by Ellen Moysan
(only in French for now)
Marianne's aim as an artist is to combine knowledge and development of tradition. Eclectic cellist, her playing style is forged from rich musical experiences in France, USA, Latino America, Spain, and Germany.
As a chamber musician, she had the pleasure of performing at the Severance Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Steinway hall of New York, the Carnegie Music Hall of Pittsburgh. Her two favorites ensembles are duo with piano, and string quartet. In 2009 she created the Duo Aparté with pianist Adrien Reigner with whom she completed the chamber music course at the Royal Academy of London, with the highest mark, described as an outstanding duo. She recently played sonata concerts in Berlin with Olga Monakh and with Nicolas Bringuier, and a Debussy program at the Radial System in Berlin with Sasha Waltz & guests.
Teaching is as important as performance to Marianne. Through the years she has developped her own method based on the French cello school and inspired by Alexander tecnics, Feldenkrais, Sophrology and Yoga. In 2014 she created "The cello practice helper", a webpage where she shares her teaching tips and research with cellists around the world, teaches online and in Berlin. She gave masterclasses in USA in November 2016.
Marianne loves the symphonic and opera repertoire, she is regularly invited as a guest in orchestras in France and Spain. Between 2011 and 2014 she was principal cello and continuo for the Fundación Excelentia at the National Auditorium of Madrid. She also likes to push back the boundaries of classical music by performing in tango and flamenco groups, and recording regularly as a soloist for movie scoring.
Through constant exploration, going from one discovery to the next, her inexhaustible research took Marianne to Berlin in 2014 where she started a Bach Journey to delve deeply into the Cello Suites and the baroque cello. Beginning of 2016, she recorded the Bach Cello Suites in Berlin (with a full baroque set up) , wrote a publication about the baroque cello and made a new edition of the Suites based on reversing the bowing technique of the violoncello (= viola da gamba bow-strokes with an overhand bow hold).
She had the pleasure of playing for Ton Koopman and received his "blessing" and positive feedbacks on her recording of the Bach cello Suites. Yo-Yo Ma also gave her his support after a meeting they had in Boston in 2016 where Marianne shared his research with him. The recording has been released on March 21 2018 by Urania Records and will be available on streaming and download during the month of April.
About her studies: after finishing her studies in France (Bordeaux and Lyon), she moved to the USA where she graduated with a Masters Degree and a Performer Diploma from Carnegie Mellon University. Marianne was a student of Roland Pidoux, Yvan Chiffoleau, David Premo, Anne Williams, and also had the privilege of participating in masterclasses with Mstislav Rostropovitch, YoYo-Ma, Lynn Harrel, Georges Crumb, among other great musicians.
Marianne likes to share and create beautiful memories with the people she loves, she is an avid cook, loves art, nature, meditation, science, origami, running, and is happily addicted to swing dancing.