Violoncello | Trio Sora
French cellist Angèle Legasa studied at the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse de Paris with Jérôme Pernoo. She then continued her studies with Peter Bruns at the Hochschule Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig (Germany). Besides her studies, Angèle Legasa also had the chance to receive advices from Gary Hoffman, Matthieu Lejeune, Philippe Muller, Roland Pidoux or even Xavier Philipps. She is the winner of the First Prize of the Flame Competition (Paris), Second Prize of the Vatelot/Rampal Competition (Paris) and was a semi-finalist at the Brahms and Lutoslawski International Competitions, in Poertschach and Warsaw. As a soloist, she performed in Paris, in Beauvais at the Festival du Violoncelle and she appeared numerous times with renown orchestras such as the Orchestre National d’Auvergne, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre Sostenuto or the Orchestre de la Nouvelle Europe.
Angèle Legasa is a founding member of the Trio Sōra, composed of Pauline Chenais (piano) and Clémence de Forceville (violin). The ensemble is the winner of several international competitions: 2017 HSBC Laureate of the Festival international d’Aixen- Provence, 2017 Parkhouse Award, 2018 Special Prize of the Verbier Festival Academy. With the Trio Sōra, she performed in numerous prestigious venues, such as the London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels, the Verbier Festival, the Auditorium du Louvre and the Philharmonie de Paris, the Opéra de Lille and Opéra de Toulon, the Festival international de la Roque d’Anthéron, the Folle Journée de Nantes, the Festival international d’Aix-en- Provence.
Angèle Legasa plays a cello by Giulio Cesare Gigli (1767), a generous loan by the Boubo-Music Foundation.
Photo: Rémi Rière