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Catherine Marchese

Catherine Marchese

Born in New York in 1961, Catherine Marchese earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Juilliard School of Music there, followed by an advanced performing degree from the École Normale in Paris. After studying with Milan Turkovic in Salzburg, she won the Maurice Ravel Chamber Music Prize at Fontainebleau. She has participated in numerous concerts with such varied orchestras as the Polish and Norwegian Chamber Orchestras, but it is especially as a soloist that Catherine Marchese has given her full measure, accompanied, for example, by the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris in the Mozart Bassoon Concerto which was recorded live at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, or in Jean Françaix’s concerto with the Prague Symphony Orchestra and the Billings (Montana) Symphony Orchestra. She gave the first solo bassoon recital (in 1996) in the history of concerts at the Salle Gaveau to. She has also performed as soloist at the festivals of Reims, the Abbaye de la Prée, Strasbourg, La Baule, Engadine (Switzerland), Newport (USA), and in musical training sessions at Santander and the International Music Academy of the Château de Rangiport. She gave the world premiere of Glenn Gould’s Bassoon Sonata at the Auditorium of the Louvre, for Radio France, and recorded it for Sony Classical. She also premiered the Sonata of Williams. Aside from recording and performing, she devotes a considerable share of her time to teaching, particularly children. ‘By letting the expressivity and lyricism of her instrument bloom, Catherine Marchese gives it its letters of nobility, with her subtle and powerful playing, “ like a wind cello .”

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