Piano Master Class


December 13, 2018 (Thu)  -  December 20, 2018 (Thu)


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Prisca Benoit who began her musical studies at the National Conservatory of Nice, discovered the piano at the age of three years. After two brilliant first prizes for her Degree Diploma in Píano and Chamber Muslc studies, she chose to enrich her artistic career at the University of Bloomington (Indiana, USA) with Gyorgy Sebok.

The international prizes she won in Athens(1990) and Dublin (1991) opened doors to large concert halls such Salle Pleyel and Theatre Chatelet, Opera Comique in Paris, the Theatre de la Monaise in Brussels, Lincoln Center in New York, the Salle des Forces Motrices in Geneva, and others.

A soloist as well as a chamber musician, Prisca Benoit gave concerts all over the world, in the USA, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, among others. Highest distinction from critics and her vast repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music, Prisca was invited to performed at various festivals, and this led to invitations to conduct master classes in France, the USA, Austria, Taiwan, to name a few.

As a soloist, Prisca records a discography including Sonatas by Scarlatti and Mozart Recital. In 2014 her highly acclaimed debut with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra led her to sign for three consecutive seasons of concerts and record a CD of Schumann's Concerto and Chopin's Concerto in F minor. under the direction of JoAnn Falletta, which will be released in 2020. Her other piano discography inctudes a CD for two pianos with Jacques Rouvier, on a dance theme.

She also devotes a large part of her time to pedagogy, teaching piano at the prestigious Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris, since 1991.

During her musical life, Prisea approaches practically all chamber musie formations and develops a multi-faceted chamber music career.

Another of her deepest convictions is in the field of music and medicine, for which she teamed up with eminent neurologist Dr Chemali Kamal, director of the Sentara Music and Medicine Center in Virginia, where she is artist-in-residence. Since 2008, they have given concerts around the world to raise public awareness of the effects of music on health.

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