Solenne Païdassi, violinist

” With a clear and tense (yet docile) melodic line, mocking smiles and a ferocious humour, vitality, liveliness and
a mercilessly maintained rhythm, Païdassi cuts her path (with a laser) – (…) but what an authority! Impressive. “

DIAPASON – Nicolas Derny – February 2015

French violinist Solenne Païdassi is the First Prize winner of the 2010 Long-Thibaud Competition. She has been
awarded many prizes in France and abroad, including in the 2009 Hannover Competition, the Sion-Valais
Competition, and the Gyeongnam Competition in Korea.
She plays a Gian Battista Guadagnini violin of 1784, awarded by the Zilber-Vatelot Foundation in Paris.

Solenne Païdassi has a very active concert career, giving recitals and concerts all over the world. She has
performed in Tonhalle Zürich, Carnegie Hall New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, as well as participated in
numerous festivals such as the International Festival of Colmar, the Festival of Radio-France in Montpellier, “La
Folle Journée”, the Festival International de Sion Valais, Menton International Music Festival… As a soloist she
has performed with the Orchestre de Radio-France, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, the Orchestre National de
Lille, the Shangaï Grand Theatre Orchestra, the Verdi Orchestra… under the direction of such conductors as
Lawrence Foster, Shlomo Mintz, Vladimir Spivakov, Darell Ang.

After graduating from Geneva Conservatoire de Musique, the Royal Academy of London, and the Curtis
Institute of Music in Philadelphia, she obtained a Künstlerische Ausbildung Diploma from the Hannover
Hochschule für Musik und Theater.

Her first CD “Art of the Violin”, recorded with the pianist Laurent Wagschal and released in 2013 for the label
Indesens was awarded 4 stars by the magazine CLASSICA.
Her new album “Szymanowski-Stravinsky “ released in November 2014 for the label Aparté with the pianist
Frédéric Vaysse-Knitter, has received tremendous critical acclaim, including a CHOC from the magazine
CLASSICA and 5 stars in DIAPASON.