Ariane Granjon & Laurent Cabasso

Biography Ariane Granjon & Laurent Cabasso

Ariane Granjon & Laurent Cabasso

Ariane Granjon
studied at the Rotterdams Conservatorium (class of Jean-Jacques Kantorow) and at the CNSM in Lyon (class of Peter Csaba), where she was awarded the DNSPM (1st Prize). She also benefited from the teaching of Jacques Ghestem, Rainer Kussmaul and Joseph Silverstein. Later, she had the opportunity to work in masterclasses with Yehudi Menuhin in Evian.

Her musical activity is essentially oriented towards chamber music: she has had the opportunity to perform in concert with Maria João Pires, Daniel Blumenthal, Jean-Claude Henriot, Augustin Dumay, Gérard Caussé (...) and plays regularly in sonata with Laurent Cabasso. She has also been a member of the string trio "Art d'Echos" (with whom she has recorded two CDs) and of an original trio with Max Bonnay on accordion and Javier Estrella on percussion. In 2021, she recorded a CD dedicated to the Catalan composers Frederic Mompou and Narcis Bonet with the pianist Ester Pineda (a CD that was very warmly received by the press with, among other things, 4 diapasons in the magazine Diapason).

In addition, in the field of creation, she has recorded a double CD with the Aleph ensemble ("La Rose des vents" by Mauricio Kagel "ffff" by Télérama), and has regularly participated in the productions of the composer Nicolas Frize since 1999.

At the same time, Ariane Granjon regularly teaches in academies (Académie Internationale du Grand Nancy, Académie MusicAlp in Tignes, Musiques en Graves or Centre for the arts in Belgais - Portugal - alongside Augustin Dumay and Maria João Pires, etc.). She holds a CA and is currently a teacher at the Conservatoire de Paris 12e.

Laurent Cabasso
studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (with Yvonne Loriod, Jean Hubeau and Christian Ivaldi) where he obtained First Prizes in Piano and Chamber Music, the year he turned eighteen. He then went on to advanced studies with Nikita Magaloff, György Sebok, György Sandor and Norbert Braïnin. He also studied with Désiré N’Kaoua, and later in London with the famous piano teacher Maria Curcio-Diamand, who was an Arthur Schnabel’s disciple. After winning prizes at several international competitions (Geza Anda Prize in Zurich in 1982, Tokyo in 1983, finalist at the Clara Haskil Competition in Vevey in 1987), he embarked on a major international career. He gives regular recitals and concerts in such centres as Paris (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Salle Pleyel, Philharmonie), Zurich (Tonhalle), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Geneva (Victoria Hall) and Salzburg (Festspielhaus), and appears at festivals like La Roque d’Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins, la Folle journée de Nantes, Besançon, and Montpellier, as well as in America and Asia. He also takes part in concerts as soloist with orchestras including the Suisse Romande, Monte-Carlo, Zurich, Capitole de Toulouse, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National de France and the Orchestre National de Lille with conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Ferdinand Leitner, Serge Baudo, Armin Jordan, Tibor Varga, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Emmanuel Krivine, Michel Plasson…

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