Women in Classical Music (Part 1 of 3 – Anne Queffélec)

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Women in Classical Music

Part 1 of 3 – Anne Queffélec

Anne Queffélec was born to play the piano.

She found her passion at a young age, starting to learn piano at the age of 5. At 16 years of age she enrolled in the most prestigious music school in France, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP).

A prize-winning student, she won three 1st place prizes for her piano work in the following four years. After ending in the top five at the Leeds International Piano Competition, her international career took off.

Still performing at the age of 73, she’s performed in the biggest halls of Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and North America. She’s played soloist for some of the world’s best orchestras, including the London Symphony & Philharmonic Orchestras.

The French love the arts, and their government awards good work. Anne Queffélec was awarded the Victoires de la musique classique for soliste instrumental de l’année in 1990. She is now a Commandeur de l’ordre national du Mérite.

Stingray Classica is proud to present one of her concert premiers: the 2020 edition of the Festival de Rocamadour. She will be performing her interpretation of some of Beethoven’s various solo piano works.

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Author: Jan Hendrik Harmse