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Adrien Boisseau


Adrien Boisseau discovers the music at the age of five and he decides almost immediately to become a musician. He loves his instrument, the viola, just as much as the piano and singing. After graduating from the Nevers Music School and the Saint-Maur Conservatory, he enters the Paris Conservatory CNSM at the age of 14, becoming a student of Jean Sulem.

In 2009, at the age of 17, Adrien wins the First Prize as well as the Audience Award at the International Max Rostal Competition in Berlin. Two years later, in 2011, he is invited to make his solo debut at the Berlin Philharmonic with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin conducted by Krzysztof Urbański.

Since 2013 Adrien has perfected his music skills under the guidance of the teachers of the Kronberg Academy: András Schiff, Nobuko Imaï, Steven Isserlis, Christoph Eschenbach, Ivry Gitlis. He also took part in master classes held in other renowned academies, including Prussia Cove in Cornwall and Verbier, Switzerland, two magic places where he developed his musical ideas and met the best young soloists of his generation.

In 2014, Adrien wins the title of Young Artist of the Year of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). During the concert at Warsaw’s Philharmonic Hall, he plays the Romance by Bruch with the Polish Iuventus Orchestra conducted by José Maria Florencio. The jury describes his performance with the words: “At his young age, Adrien Boisseau is, quite apart from his technical skills and the beauty of his sound, a particularly mature and introspective musician”.

Adrien’s life completely changes in 2015 when he is invited to join the famous Quatuor Ebène, one of the best string quartets in the world. He performs with the quartet in the most prestigious halls (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall) and with the most renowned musicians (Mitsuko Uchida, Matthias Goerne, Anne Sofie von Otter, Nicholas Angelich, Martin Fröst).

After three very fruitful years with the Ébène Quartet, the artist decides to follow his own path. In the 2019/2020 season, he performs at the Schubertiade in Hohenehms (Austria), at La Folle Journée in Nantes (France), at the Arts Center in Seoul (Korea), at the Arsenal in Metz (France), as well as at the festivals in Evian (France) and Bergen (Norway).

Adrien Boisseau performs as a soloist with many world-famous orchestras, such as: Orchestre de chambre d’Auvergne, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Novaya Rossiya Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein, Les Siècles, Orchestre National de Metz, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse. He plays under the baton of such conductors as: Tugan Sokhiev, Krzysztof Urbański or François-Xavier Roth.

He recently performed at the Philharmonie de Paris with Khatia Buniatishvili and Edgar Moreau for the first public concert in Paris since the lockdown.

Adrien Boisseau plays a magnificent viola made by Yair Hod Fainas in Paris.