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Adrien La Marca

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“Révélation soloiste Instrumental” 2014 at the Victoires de la Musique, the French violist Adrien La Marca began his musical apprenticeship at a very young age at the Aix-en-Provence conservatory. In 2005, he was admitted to the National Conservatory of Music in Paris in the class of Jean Sulem and won 1st prize in the national competition for young violists in Lille. He was invited in 2008 to the International Music Academy in Switzerland where he rubbed shoulders with musicians such as Robert Mann, Pamela Franck, Nobuko Imaï, Sadao Harada and Seiji Ozawa, its founder. In 2010, he received his master's, began the 3rd higher cycle of the Paris Conservatory and studied with Tatjana Masurenko at the Hochschule in Leipzig. He continues to improve with Tabea Zimmermann at the prestigious "Hans Eisler" school in Berlin. To complete his musical training, Adrien also receives advice from Lawrence Power, Nobuko Imaï, Kim Kashkashian, Hatto Beyerle, Antoine Tamestit and Yuri Bashmet.

He participates in many festivals such as Merrick Festival in Miami, La Folle Journée de Nantes, Musica in Strasbourg, La Grange de Meslay, Cordes-sur-Ciel, La Roche-Posay, Deauville, Saint-Cosme, Aix-en-Provence, Bad Kissingen, Ravinia, Verbier and Kuhmo (Finland) where he plays alongside Renaud Capuçon, Eric Lesage, Michel Portal and the Ebène quartet.

In 2010, Adrien was selected by Gidon Kremer to participate in the “Chamber music connects the world” program and plays with Andras Schiff, Yuri Bashmet, Frans Helmerson and Gidon Kremer. He successively won the Generation Spedidam program, the sixteenth international Johannes Brahms competition in Austria and the tenth international Lionel Tertis competition where he won three special prizes. Also in 2010, he won the Avants-Scènes competition in Paris, which allowed him to perform in the auditorium of the Musée d'Orsay, the Grand Salon des Invalides, the National Portrait Gallery in London and the city of music. where he performs the concerto of William Walton. The following year, he was rewarded at the thirteenth William Primrose international competition with the special prize awarded to the most remarkable personality and the prize for his interpretation of the Walton concerto.

He made a remarkable debut with the Leipzig Radio Orchestra (MDR Simphonie Orchester) during a concert broadcast by German radio. In January 2013, he was invited by Renaud Capuçon to Schloss Elmau for a Brahms recital with Nicholas Angelich; in February he plays during the 20e Classical music wins alongside David Kadouch, Edgar Moreau and Renaud Capuçon and performs at the Aix-en-Provence Easter festival alongside Franck Braley and James Ehnes.

In 2013 and with his cellist brother, Adrien founded the Pommiers festival.

Since 2012, Adrien has been playing a viola by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini on loan from the Zilber / Rampal foundation. He is in residence at the Singer-Polignac foundation.

A record dedicated to Félix Mendelssohn recorded in 2014 in Deauville has been released by B Records.

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