My friend from down under sent me this and called it the sexiest thing he had ever heard. French violinist Raphaëlle Moreau is wonderful in this jazz experiment by Maurice Ravel.
Appointed concertmaster of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester at the age of twenty-one, Raphaëlle Moreau has collaborated with conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Vladimir Jurowski, Jonathan Nott and Lorenzo Viotti and has performed at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Musikverein in Vienna and the Felsenreitschule in Salzburg. She is regularly invited as guest concertmaster in various orchestras such as Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse and Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne.
She has been awarded the first Grand Prize of the Postacchini Competition and has performed as a soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Orchestre de Pau-Pays de Béarn, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra and the Ostinato Orchestra among others.
In the year 2020, Raphaëlle has been nominated as « Rising Star » at the french Victoires de la Musique Classique and took part in the “Martha Argerich & Friends” concert at the Philharmonie de Paris performing with Stephen Kovacevich and Gerard Caussé. She has also shared the stage with Renaud Capuçon in the Double Concerto by J.S. Bach accompanied by the Lausanne Soloists and premiered the Double Concerto for violin and cello by Philippe Hersant.
Being a passionate chamber musician, Raphaëlle regularly collaborates with artists such as Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich, David Kadouch, Celia Oneto-Bensaid, Alexandra Conunova and her three brothers Edgar, David and Jérémie.
She has given guest performances at the Cologne Philharmonie, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Festival de Saint-Denis, the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Grange au Lac in Evian, the Grand Théâtre de Provence, the Easter Festival in Aix-en-Provence, the Moments Musicaux de Gstaad and the Konzerthaus Dortmund.
Among 2020-2021 highlights, Raphaëlle has performed Beethoven sonata for violin and piano opus 12 no.3 with pianist Selim Mazari at the Fondation Singer Polignac for the platform Medici.tv and participated in world premieres of works by Clara Olivares, Justina Repečkaitė and Vito Žuraj for the project “New Horizons” live on Arte. Together with her three brothers Edgar, David and Jérémie, Raphaëlle has released an album with works by Korngold and Dvorak for the label Warner Classics/Erato.
She has performed for the French Bastille Day on the 14th of July together with Renaud Capuçon, the Orchestre National de France and Simone Young.
Born in Paris, Raphaëlle Moreau began playing the violin at the age of four in the Suzuki system. After studying with Rodica Bogdanas and Suzanne Gessner, she was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at fourteen and later continued her studies with Pavel Vernikov and then Renaud Capuçon at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne.
Raphaëlle is a laureate of the Nicati-de-Luze Foundation, the Fondation l’Or du Rhin and the Fondation Banque Populaire.
She plays on a violin by Domenico Montagnana from 1740, on a generous loan from Emmanuel Jaeger.