Fanny Clamagirand


French violinist Fanny Clamagirand, who was born in 1984 in Paris, began playing the violin at the age of seven and appeared in public just two years later. From 1992 to 2000 she studied with Larissa Kolos at the Paris Conservatoire Supérieur de Région, and in 2000 she joined Jean-Jacques Kantorow’s course at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique; she completed her artist’s diploma in 2004 with Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music in London. That year Clamagirand garnered the Emily Anderson Prize of the Royal Philharmonic Society; in 2005 she won the Kreisler Competition in Vienna and in 2007 the Violin Masters Competition in Monte Carlo. Since then she has performed in such venues as Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall in London, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Vienna Konzerthaus, Victoria Hall in Geneva, and the Salle Cortot, Salle Gaveau, and Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, as well as at the Folle Journée in Nantes, the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, the Cheltenham Music Festival, and the Verbier Festival. In addition, Clamagirand has appeared as soloist with the Vienna Symphony, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, and the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. As a chamber musician she has partnered with such pianists as Jean-Frédéric Neuburger and Khatia Buniatishvili, cellist Pieter Wispelwey, and the Quatuor Ysaÿe. Her first CD, which was released in 2007, was devoted to Ysaÿe’s Sonatas for Solo Violin; in 2010 she released a recording of the complete Saint-Saëns violin concertos. Fanny Clamagirand plays a 1700 Matteo Goffriller violin.

August 2011