Célimène Daudet Concert Pianist, 2012
Tour Dates
  • 7 Mar - 17 Mar, 2012

Tour Dates: 7 Mar - 17 Mar, 2012

"Passionate, free, almost improvisatory, with a virtuosity of the highest order"
- The Sunday Times


Ticket Information:

11 March,  National Centre for the Performing Arts,   010-66550000
13 March,  Shanghai Oriental Art Center,  021-68541234
14 March,  Nanning Theater,  0771-4800390 / 4823340
16 March, Suzhou Culture and Arts Center, 0512-62899875

Born of two cultures, French and Haitian, the young pianist Ms Célimène Daudet plays with an enormous tonal and dynamic range and charming French refinement. Performing internationally in Algeria, Canada, England, Europe, Russia and the USA, Daudet is well received from critics and audiences alike.

"Passionate, free, almost improvisatory, with a virtuosity of the highest order"

The Sunday Times

As a successful competitor, Daudet has won four international piano competitions: the International Competition Jean Françaix, the International Competition in Val d'Isère, the European Competition in Paris and the International Forum of Normandy. In 2010, she also won the International Pro Music is Prize with Guillaume Latour, the violinist with whom she has performed as a duo for many years.

A testament to her hard work and success as an artist, Daudet receives support from the International Academy of Villecroze. In 2006, she was selected for an artist residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada.

Daudet's musical career started in her home town, Aix-en-Provence (France), where she won several first prizes in piano and chamber music events: the conservatory prize of Aix-en-Provence, the Paris Conservatory, the Conservatory of Rueil-Malmaison and finally first prize at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Lyon in the class of Gery Moutier. Her passion for chamber music also led her to join the class of violinist Jean Mouillère at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris. During these formative years, she was profoundly influenced by several important figures: the pianists and pedagogues Denis Pascal, Billy Eidi, Jacques Rouvier, Roger Muraro, Chen Halevi, Luis Claret, Vladimir Mendelssohn and more recently the two pianists Bernard d'Ascoli and Anne Queffélec.

Through her attraction and curiosity of other forms of expression, Daudet leads initiatives towards the creative blending of piano with other artistic disciplines. Her show, Reflets Chorégraphiques, will be performed at the Opera National de Lyon, staging a piano and a contemporary dancer to the music of Debussy. She also participates in the ballet The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky with choreographer Yuval Pick.

Daudet appears regularly as soloist and chamber musician in France and internationally: She has performed in the United States in Washington, New York, Nashville, Minneapolis and Kansas City, in Russia in Moscow and with the Philharmonic orchestras of Rostov on Don and Nizhny Novgorod, as well as in England, Germany (with the support of the Association of Promotion of Young Artists), Canada, Austria, Italy, Algeria and Malta where she was invited by the President of the Republic and the Théâtre National Manoel. She has also performed at festivals in France such as Jeunes Interprètes aux Invalides, Prieuré de Chirens, La Roque d'Anthéron and Les Nuits pianistiques de Saint-Tropez. She has worked with the orchestras of Aix en Provence, Toulon Opera and les Solistes de Lyon.

Daudet first solo album A tribute to Bach was published early in 2011 under the Arion label. The composer Henry Fourès, speaks of "her remarkable journey […], and her personality anchored on a sure sense of invention that make her a unique interpreter in the music world".

Daudet is a teacher at the National Conservatory of Toulon and at the International Musical Academy of Aix-en-Provence. She currently has at heart to expand her educational projects in cooperation with developing countries like Haiti and Cameroon.