Henri demarquette


Henri Demarquette, born in 1970, entered at the age of thirteen at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris where he studied with Philippe Muller and Maurice Gendron. Holder of a 1st prize unanimously, he also worked with Pierre Fournier and Paul Tortelier, then, with Janos Starker in Bloomington in the United States. Familiar with the scene from the age of fourteen, he began at seventeen with a recital at the Châtelet theater and a television program recorded by France 3 with pianist Hélène Grimaud. He was immediately noticed by Lord Yehudi Menuhin who invited him to play Dvořák's concerto in Prague and Paris under his direction.

Since then, his career has taken off internationally, leading him to many capitals accompanied by the largest French and foreign orchestras, such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Orchestra of France, the London Philharmonic, the Paris Chamber Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony, the Bordeaux-Aquitaine National Orchestra, the Urals Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Hannover NDR, and in the company of its privileged pianist partners Boris Berezovsky, Michel Dalberto, Jean-Bernard Pommier or Frank Braley.

Henri Demarquette regularly approaches contemporary music and likes to defend rare works. He works in close collaboration with the great current composers and stimulates the composition of works by Olivier Greif, Pascal Zavaro, Eric Tanguy, Florentine Mulsant or Alexandre Gasparov. His interpretation of the concerto A whole distant world by Henri Dutilleux gave rise to a documentary film broadcast on the Mezzo channel.

His discography as a soloist or in chamber music is very abundant: Jean Cras, Camille Saint-Saëns, Olivier Greif, Frédéric Chopin, Francis Poulenc, Joseph Haydn, Johann Sebastian Bach with Brigitte Engerer, Michel Dalberto, Boris Berezovsky, Jean- Claude Casadesus, Joseph Swensen, the Toulouse Chamber Orchestra and the National Orchestra of France.

Henri Demarquette received from the Academy of Fine Arts the price of the Simone et Cino del Duca foundation. He plays "the Vaslin", cello created by Stradivarius in 1725, entrusted by LVMH / Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.


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