Klavier | Trio Sora
French pianist Pauline Chenais began playing the piano at the age of 3. She studied with Nicholas Angelich and Denis Pascal at the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse de Paris. She perfected her art with Jacques Rouvier at the Salzburg’s Mozarteum and received advices from Claire Désert, Clemens Hagen (Hagen Quartet), Rainer Schmidt (Hagen Quartet), Vincent Coq (Wanderer Trio), Marie- Josèphe Jude, Ralph Gothoni, Yves Henri, Zlata Chochieva, Xavier Gagnepain. She is the winner of the First Prize at the Lagny-sur-Marne and Flame Competitions, as well of the First Medal at the Brest International Competition. Besides her studies, Pauline Chenais was invited to perform on numerous stages such as the Festival Jeunes Talents in Saint-Germain en Laye, the Abbaye de Seuilly, the Domaine de Malitourne, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, the Orford Arts Centre in Canada, the Kammermusik Festival in Salzburg or the esteemed City of London Festival.
In 2015, a chamber musician at heart, she founded the Trio Sōra, composed of Angèle Legasa (cello) and Clémence de Forceville (violin). The ensemble is the winner of several international competitions: 2017 HSBC Laureate of the Festival international d’Aix-en-Provence, 2017 Parkhouse Award, 2018 Special Prize of the Verbier Festival Academy. With the Trio Sōra, Pauline Chenais 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-Provenc.
Photo: Rémi Rière