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Solenne Païdassi

French violinist Solenne Païdassi is the winner of the 2010 Long-Thibaud Competition and a "Révélation Classique de l’ADAMI" 2012.

Solenne Païdassi has a very active concert career, giving recitals and concerts all over the world. She has performed in Tonhalle Zürich, Carnegie Hall New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Salle Gaveau Paris, Victoria Hall Geneva as well as participated in numerous festivals such as the International Festival of Colmar, the Festival of Radio France - Montpellier, La Folle Journée de Nantes, the Sion Valais International Festival, the Tongyeong International Music Festival...

As a soloist she has performed with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Montpellier, the Cannes and Auvergne Orchestras,  the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonie, under the baton of conductors such as Lawrence Foster, Shlomo Mintz, Vladimir Spivakov, Theodor Guschlbauer, Jean-François Verdier, Benjamin Levy, Darell Ang...

Solenne Païdassi's first CD (“The Art of the Violin” - Indesens, 2013), dedicated to Franck, Pierné, Saint-Saëns and Massente and recorded with pianist Laurent Wagschal, has received much critical acclaim. In 2014, her Szymanowski/Stravinsky record (Aparté, 2014f) with pianist Frédéric Vaysse-Knitter was awarded a 'CHOC' by Classica magazine. 

After graduating from Nice and Geneva Conservatories, the Royal Academy of London, and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, she obtained a Konzertexam Diploma from the Hannover Hochschule für Musik und Theater. She has been awarded many prizes in France and abroad, including in the 2009 Hannover Competition, the Sion-Valais Competition, and the Gyeongnam Competition in Korea.

She was invited by France Musique, the Deutschlandradio Kultur and the NDR Kultur radiostations. She was broadcasted on the SüdWestRundfunk 2 playing with the Radio-Sinfonieorchester from Stuttgart (2012).

Solenne Païdassi plays a Gian Battista Guadagnini's violin of 1784, awarded by the Paris Wilber Vatelot Foundation.