Virginie Constant, cello

Trained at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris, Virginie Constant, won the Advanced Training Diploma with distinction, is studying Chamber Music Development Round and gets along the Certificate of Suitability for the teacher functions.
She receives particularly during training the valuable advice of Fine Arts Trio and the Hagen Quartet, thus affirming his taste for chamber music. She is distinguished in international competitions (Weimar, Florence, Barcelona, ​​FNAPEC (Paris), Guérande) and her career in France and the leading in many countries: India, Brazil, Denmark,
England, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, … She is also invited to TV shows and radio stations. (The box to JF music Zygel France 2, France-Musique, France Culture, Radio Classique, France-Inter).
In 2001, Virginie Constant creates the Trio Elégiaque (with pianist François Dumont; violinist Philippe Aïche has joined the Trio in 2014), with which she leads a successful career. Their recordings are hailed by international critics (Diapason d’Or, better distinction in the US, 5 stars of the World music, etc …). Their complete trios of Beethoven published recently in the Brilliant Classics label has been selected by France Music as one of the “best records” of the year (February 2014).
The Trio Elégiaque is also involved in the rediscovery of unknown works: witness their records Trios Henry Napoleon Reber (published by Timpani in 2013) and the trio of Rimsky-Korsakov (cd “Trios Russians” published by Triton in 2010, “favorite” Alain Duhaut RTL) .Attached to the willingness to take an active part in the music of our time, the Trio Elégiaque performs the world premiere recording of the Trio Rombach from Pascal Dusapin (published at Triton in 2007, awarded a Diapason d’Or). It ensures the creation of the 4th trio of Nicolas Bacri (dedicated to him) at the Invalides in 2011, the Quartet op.28 piano Florentine Mulsant and “Memorah” Serge Kaufmann. A creation is expected soon at the Festival of Meije. The Trio is also Artistic Advisor of Concertinos Pornic and Pornic Festival Classic.
Also, she created the Ponticelli Quartet Sophie Magnien, Sébastien Paul and Christian Wolff. The Quartet traverses the centuries of musical aesthetics, art music to popular music. It develops thematic programs (“The Orgenbüchlein” by JS Bach, “4 centuries of dance music” and “East Wind”). These cellists share a commitment of teachers who led them to create and oversee the annual meetings of cellists “Ponticelli” for over ten years.
Virginie Constant has also worked with the Psophos Quartet, pianist Cédric Tiberghien, cellists Roland Pidoux and Michel Strauss, violinists Matalaev Anton (Anton Quartet) and Christophe Giovaninetti (Quartet and Ysaïe Elysée), clarinetists Jean-Philippe Vivier and Peter Génisson The guitarist Benoît Maurel (Duo Goyescas), the tenor Jean-François Novelli, baritone Jorge Chaminé, the contre-tenor Robert Expert, etc. Concerts in Paris (O. Messiaen room Radio-France, City music, Comic Opera), France (Festival of Auvers sur Oise), and abroad (The Flagey in Brussels Villa Louvigny in Luxembourg; Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro; festivals of Wallonia, Groningen Netherlands, Livorno, Fermo, CIMA in Monte Argentario Italy, Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, Horuus Denmark, Ljubljana, Slovenia, etc.). Recordings for France Musique, RTBF and Brazilian TV (Globo).
For creations: three songs for solo cello and male choir of S. Kaufmann with the choir of the French Army (Auch festival); First in France double concerto for cello, oboe and string orchestra of N. Bacri with soloists of the Orchestre de Bretagne (Pontivy festival); fourth line of N. Bacri (Proquartet), piano quartet of F.Mulsant.
Also include in his discography the “Sleepers” discs, folk inspired music of Eastern Europe (Mandala / Harmonia Mundi), Souvenirs Imaginary, works for cello S. Kaufmann (Frémeaux and Associates), Balkan Tales (Klee ), And Yet … works of D. Bogdnanovic (Doberman / Yppan) through which many musical languages ​​and universe are explored.
In addition to his concert career, Virginie Constant teaches at the Conservatoire National de Region de Saint Maur des Fosses and the Upper Pole Bretagne-Pays de Loire. She was also artistic director for several years “Intermusicales the Lavoir Moderne” festival supported by the RATP Foundation for Citizenship, promoting access to cuture and art for children.
Finally, Virginie Constant is interested in “interfaces Music and Science”, with respect to viewpoints between scientific and musician on music perception in its biological, cultural and aesthetic. Conference “four hands” given the BBVA Foundation in Bilbao