9 Songs, 1 Hour, 6 Minutes

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The dextrous cellist tackles a French classic.

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The dextrous cellist tackles a French classic.

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About Emmanuelle Bertrand

French cellist Emmanuelle Bertrand attended the conservatories of Lyon and Paris, where she studied with Jean Deplace and Philippe Muller. She has performed as a soloist with many orchestras and ensembles in France, and appeared internationally with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. A strong advocate for new music, Bertrand has premiered works by Henri Dutilleux, Nicolas Bacri, Edith Canat de Chizy, Bernard Cavanna, Thierry Escaich, and Luciano Berio. Bertrand is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Young Soloist Award of the Victoire de la musique classique, a prize at the Rostropovich International Competition in Paris, the first prize of the Japan Chamber Music Competition, the Prix de l’Académie Internationale Maurice Ravel, and a scholarship from the Fondation d’Entreprise Natixis. Bertrand has also received the Cannes Classical Award, the Diapason d'Or, and the Choc of the Monde de la musique, and she has been honored as a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Since 1999, she has performed in a duo with pianist Pascal Amoyel, and they have recorded exclusively for Harmonia Mundi. ~ Blair Sanderson

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