Pierre Fouchenneret

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Pierre Fouchenneret, violon

Pierre Fouchenneret has been appointed Associate Artist of the Fondation Singer-Polignac in 2014.

Pierre Fouchenneret has studied the violin at the Paris Conservatoire national supérieur de musique and graduates with a First Prize  unanimously awarded in Olivier Charlier's class. In 2006, he is sponsored by the fondation Groupe Banque Populaire – Natixis, in 2012 he wins the Grand Prize of the Bordeaux International Chamber Music Competition with the Raphael Quartet and in 2013 he is awarded the « young talent » grant by the Musique et Vin du Clos-Vougeot festival.

Pierre Fouchenneret is regularly invited in the studios of the France Musique national radio, and performs in France and abroad as a soloist with ensembles such as the Nice Opera orchestra, the chamber orchestra of Saint Petersburg, the chamber orchestra of the Côte d'Azur, the Dijon-Bourgogne orchestra, the Bordeaux-Aquitaine orchestra, and the orchestra of Brno.

He performs with many talented musicians such as Hortense Cartier- Bresson, Marielle Nordmann, Roland Pidoux, Denis Pascal, Henri Demarquette, Maurice Bourgues, Marc Coppey, The Ébène Quartet, François Salque, Eric Le Sage, Xavier Phillips, Romain Descharmes, Sarah Nemtanu.

Together with Éric Picard et Nicolas Bône, Pierre Fouchenneret has been a member of the String Trio Opus 71 since 2012. The trio performs in major French venues but are also invited abroad, especially in Italy and China where the three musicians are the privileged partners of the pianist and conductor Zongh Xu.

In 2013, Pierre Fouchenneret creates the Strada Quartet with François Salque, Sarah Nemtanu and Lise Berthaud and the ensemble records a CD (B Records, 2016) dedicated to Beethoven's two last quartets.

Forever fan of Beethoven, Pierre and his accomplice Romain Descharmes, recorded live the master's complete sonatas for violin and piano (Aparté, 2016).

His recordings, particularly Mendelssohn trios and quartets with piano (2007 & 2014) or George Onslow's Nonet (2013) have been well-received by the critics. Bohème (Arties Records, 2015) recorded with François Salque and Romain Descharmes includes Kodaly's Duo, Johann Sebastian Bach Chaconne and Béla Bartok's 2nd sonata for violin and piano.

Pierre Fouchenneret teaches at Bordeaux's Pôle supérieur de musique.