The Voice of the Trumpet
Orchestre National de Lille
Roberto Rizzi Brignoli
13 October, 2017
“To have the kind of maturity and insight Lucienne has as a trumpet player,
you would have to be 40 years old.”
Philippe Duchemin (jazz pianist)
Winner of the ‘Révélation’ category of the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2016, French trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin Vary was born in 1999 and studied classical trumpet with Philippe Lafitte at the Conservatoire du Mans. She then entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris in 2014, where she is the first student ever to be admitted both in the classical and the jazz departments at the same time.
At the age of 11, Lucienne won the Concours Selmer-Le Parnasse and the Third Prize of the Concours Européen des Jeunes Trompettistes d’Alençon in the 14-17 years old category. She has since been awarded first prizes at each competition she has participated in – Concours des Rencontres Internationales des Cuivres in Belgium, Concours des Clés d’Or in Paris and Concours des Jeunes Artistes ‘Maurice André’ in Alès.
In her native France, Lucienne has appeared at Salle Gaveau, Annecy Classic Festival, Salon Musicora, Festival Classique au Vert, Les Grandes Heures de Cluny, Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims (filmed by Medici), Un Violon sur le Sable, Colmar fête le Printemps, Antibes Génération Virtuoses, Festival de l’Epau and with Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne.
In 2015/16 Lucienne performed at the closing concerts of La Folle Journée in Nantes with the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, broadcast live on ARTE. During the 2016/17 season Lucienne will perform programmes based on her new album release in Paris, Nantes, Limoges and Lille.
Further afield, Lucienne has performed at the Festival Spivakov in Moscow, concerts in Ankara, Rheingau Musik Festival and in Finland she played Sørensen’s Trumpet Concerto under Moshe Atzmon. She also appeared on the Stars von Morgen show (ARTE/ZDF) presented by Rolando Villazón, in Berlin.
Most recently Lucienne made her debut with the London Chamber Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy, performing Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No.1 for piano and trumpet with Daniil Kharitonov in Turkey. She will repeat this programme with the orchestra when she makes her London debut in May 2017.
Other highlights of the 2016/17 season include concerts at the Cartagena International Music Festival in Colombia with Les Siècles under François-Xavier Roth, her German orchestral debut in Munich and a performance of Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto with Junge Philharmonie Frankfurt RheinMain.
She is an exclusive Warner Classics artist with her debut album released in 2017.
“Lucienne’s animation – often seeming to almost dance along with the liveliest parts of the concerto – was perhaps a product of her youth, while her confidence and expressive interpretation certainly belied it.” (Cambridgenews, June 2017)