Maroussia Gentet won the ‘First Prize Blanche Selva’ of the 13th International piano competition of Orléans (France), in March 2018
After studying at the CNSMD in Lyon, her hometown, she attended Rena Shereshevskaya’s classes at the Ecole Normale de Paris – Alfred Cortot, where she obtained her Concert Diploma in 2015 and was honored with a Classical Artist Diploma and an Artist Diploma specialty Contemporary repertoire and creation (3rd cycle) at CNSMD in Paris, notably with Claire Désert and Florent Boffard. In love with literature and the classical and contemporary chamber music repertoire, she then completed a Master of Vocal Accompaniment with Anne Le Bozec at CNSMD in Paris.
Through her Doctorate research and practice, currently in progress at the CNSMDP and in partnership with the Paris Sorbonne University, she works on the perceptive presence in the scenic construction of the pianist’s action and focuses part of her research on the articulation of the gesture of the musician and on that of the body mime.
Passionate about sharing her art, she thrives in her collaborations with composers, in the transmission to the youngest – which leads her to hold the Certificate of Aptitude to Teaching – and of course on stage in ch amber music and within multidisciplinary projects. Her career has developed through numerous festivals and seasons in France (Roque d’Anthéron, Folles Journées de Nantes, Radio France Festival in Montpellier, etc.), in Germany (Steinway Festival – Philharmonies of Hamburg, Düsseldorf …), Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Russia…
She is committed to a variety of repertoires, as evidenced by her projects for the 2019-20 season, including Poulenc’s Concerto with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Mikko Frank, as well as the participation in the complete Beethoven Sonatas at the Maison de la Radio under the leadership of François-Frédéric Guy.
After several concerts around Henri Dutilleux, especially during the commemoration of 100 years of the birth of the composer at the Auditorium of the Maison de la Radio in Paris, she devoted her first record – released in October 2016 at Passavant Music label with the support of the association Assophie – to the piano music of the French composer and the one of Karol Szymanowski, Polish composer. Her album Invocations, recorded on Stephen Paulello’s opus 102 piano and dedicated to the invocation of the forces of nature around the Mirrors of Maurice Ravel, comes out in November 2019 at the BRecords label.
Prize List & Awards
- First Prize Blanche Selva – 18-03-2018
- Sacem Prize – 18-03-2018
- Special Prize - André Jolivet – 18-03-2018
- Special Prize - Ricardo Vines – 18-03-2018
- Orleans Conservatory Students Prize – 18-03-2018
- Special Prize - Albert Roussel – 18-03-2018