Maïté Louis - Violin


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The winner of numerous national and international competitions (1st prize at the Golden Classical Music Awards in New York, 1st prize at the International Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition in Rome, 2nd prize at the International Glazounov Competition, Silver Medal at the Ivo Pogorelich Manhattan International Competition, 3rd prize at the International Rising Star Competition in Berlin, Prix d'Honneur de France Musique, etc.), she divides her time between her solo career on the great classical stages and teaching at the Geneva Conservatoire.

Her extreme virtuosity, combined with her uncommon expressiveness and musical sensitivity, make a marvellous contribution to the whole range of the great classical repertoire. His latest CD, 'Dans les jardins d'Espagne' (Calliope Indésens, 2021), has won critical acclaim (4 Classica stars, 4 Diapasons from Diapason magazine, Joker from Crescendo magazine, etc.).
Her teachers, from Ivry Gitlis to Jean-Pierre Wallez, saw in her an immense artist from an early age, and although she had a clear path ahead of her, Maïté chose to leave the beaten track when she left the Conservatoire Supérieur at the age of 18 and to enrich her musical personality in other ways.

She studied traditional Irish music and baroque violin (for several years she was co-soloist with the Musiciens du Louvre), and also took an interest in gypsy music, tango and jazz, alongside intensive classical work.
This particular path, this refusal to fit into the prefabricated mould of soloists, this attachment to finding the music at the heart of everything, make her the unique and rich artist she is today.
Some of her concerts: Festival Berlioz, Festival d'Auvers sur Oise, Grand Odéon in Paris, Festival des Musiques Rares, Salle Cortot in Paris, Festival Multirythmes, Bonlieu Scène Nationale d'Annecy, Festival d'Evian, Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Festival Jeunes Talents, Palais des Congrès de Megève, Académie de Villecroze, Archipel Scène Nationale de Guadeloupe...
Some of her partners: conductors Marc MINKOWSKI, Jean-Christophe KECK, Donatus KATKUS, Nicolas BROCHOT, musicians Ivry GITLIS, Patrice FONTANAROSA, Marie-Annick NICOLAS, Jacques CHARPENTIER, Olivia RUIZ, Maurice BAQUET, Gilles SERVAT, Didier LOCKWOOD, composers Graciane FINZI, Philippe HERSANT, Arvo PÄRT, dancer Jean-Claude GALLOTTA...
Some of the orchestras that have invited her: Orchestre de chambre de Toulouse, Orchestre des Concerts Colonne, San Christofer Chamber Orchestra of Vilnius, Orchestre de chambre des Hautes Alpes, Ensemble Vauban, Orchestre Symphonia Musica, Ensemble Cuivres en Dombres...

Maïté currently plays a 1777 violin by Jacobus HORIL.