Muriel Chemin

She began her musical studies at the age of five, under the guidance of Jean and Marguerite Manuel. She obtained her Diplôme d’exécution and Licence de Concert from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with Blanche Bascourret de Gueraldi. She perfected her studies in Italy with Maria Tipo (later becoming her assistant), then in Switzerland at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève where she graduated, being awarded the Premier Prix de Virtuosité.

She held several concerts in Paris at the Salle Gaveau, Salle Chopin-Pleyel, Théâtre de Paris and in other cities in France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, the United Kingdom (with the Southbank Sinfonia), Greece (with the Quatuor Psophos), Turkey, Romania, Russia, Poland, Chile (with the Orquesta Clásica Universidad de Santiago) and the United States, where she performed as a soloist, in piano duets, in chamber music groups and with the orchestra, under the guidance of renowned conductors like Árpád Gérecz, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Nicolas Rauss, Daniel Barda, David del Pino Klinge, Simon Over, Maurizio Dini Ciacci, Nicolas Krauze.

She took part in several integrals of Beethoven’s and Mozart’s sonatas and concertos, composers to whom she dedicated most of her career. She won the Concours International Hennessy-Mozart in Paris, where she was enthusiastically applauded by the jury and in particular, by the president Paul Badura-Skoda. Moreover, the great Italian orchestra conductor, Carlo Maria Giulini, expresses heart-felt admiration after hearing her play the last three Beethoven sonatas in 1998.

In Italy she was guest pianist at prestigious musical institutions such as the Orchestra Regionale Toscana, the Teatro Alighieri of Ravenna, the Auditorium Verdi of Milan in duet with French cellist Alain Meunier. She recorded several CDs for the Solstice record company.

In 2012, on the occasion of Claude Debussy’s 150th birth anniversary, she performed in several concerts with his 12 studies.

She lives in Venice, where she is piano professor at the Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello since 2014. Many of her students were awarded in international competitions.

Her Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, released in 2017 by the American label Odradek, received astonishing reviews. She was then asked by the same label to record the 32 Sonatas, which will be released in spring 2022.

She is regularly invited to give masterclasses and as a jury member in international piano competitions.