Celia Oneto Bensaid


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The French pianist Célia Oneto Bensaid is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician.

She completed in 2015 and 2016 her Master’s degrees in piano, chamber music, accompaniment, vocal coaching with highest honors at the Paris Conservatoire.

The pianists who have particularly influenced her include Claire Désert, Rena Shereshevskaya, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Brigitte Engerer and Anne Le Bozec .

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Besides, advice of Anne Queffelec, Florent Boffard particularly impact her.

A recipient in 2013 of the CZIFFRA Foundation award given annually to a pianist, Célia has also been a prize winner at the Bonneton (2012) Poulenc (2013), Fauré (2014) and Piano Campus competitions. And she was elected in 2016 "Révélation Pianissimes"after votes on Internet, and got a special prize at the Maurice Ravel Academy(Saint-Jean-de-Luz).

Célia’s solo and chamber music performances have taken her to the Paris Philharmonie's Great Hall,  Swedish festival "Sounds of a summer night" (near Stockholm), concerts series in Spain (Barcelona, Valencia) and Italy (Milano), and to leading French venues including the Folle Journée de Nantes, La Roque d’Anthéron, or else to the French National Radio France Musique. She also performed in France as a soloist with orchetras (Garde Républicaine, Melodix...).

In the field of chamber music, she mainly worked with the violonist Raphaëlle Moreau, the soprano singer Marie˗Laure Garnier with whom she etablished the Nitescence duett, and with the violist Manuel Vioque-Judde and the clarinettist Bertrand Laude with whom she etablished the Märchen trio.

As a curious artist she created some shows mixing theatre or dance with music, recently with her sister the actress Olivia Dalric "Cinderella, with my sister" (Prokofiev/Grimm).

During 2016/2017 season, she will inter alia make her debut in Switzerland (solo recital in Geneva, and chamber music in the concert series "Les sommets musicaux de Gsaadt), and in Algeria.