Photographe: Laurent Bécot Ruiz
Marianne Piketty made her solo debut at the Salle Pleyel in Paris at the age of seven. At twelve, she enrolled at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, where she obtained First Prizes for Violin and Chamber Music. She then joined Dorothy DeLay’s famed soloist class at the Juilliard School in New York and regularly performed in master classes for Itzhak Perlman. She went on to make an auspicious debut at Carnegie Recital Hall.
Her career as a soloist has led her to perform with orchestras such as Saint-Petersburg National Orchestra, Lille National Orchestra, Lorraine National Orchestra, Toulouse Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Lamoureux, the Manchester Sinfonia, the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Caracas, the Sinfonie Orchester Biel. In Kiev, she gave the first performance of Renaud Gagneux’s Concerto for Violin with the Ukrainian National Philharmonic Orchestra.
A chamber music enthusiast, Marianne Piketty has also had the privilege of including amongst her musical partners the likes of Dana Ciocarlie, Eric Le Sage, Emmanuelle Bertrand, Ophélie Gaillard, Marc Coppey, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Xavier Phillips, Antje Weithaas, Marie-Pierre Langlamet and Paul Meyer. Her recordings of Ysaye’s sonatas for solo violin and the violin and piano sonatas by Lekeu and Pierné with Laurent Cabasso won unanimous acclaim from the critics.
Marianne Piketty is the founder of the ensemble Le Concert Ideal which aims to explore music under all its forms and facets, through all kind of repertoires. They like to create connections with other disciplines such as theatre and litterature or danse. Their first recording released in April 2016 with Harmonia Mundi-Little Village has been awarded with the priced Coup de Cœur of the Académie Charles Cros.
In summer 2018 will be created and recorded a new project devoted to the music of Locatelli and the contemporary musical composer Alex Nante.
Marianne Piketty & Le Concert Ideal are based in artistic residency at CCR Abbaye de Noirlac.