Pierre Fouchenneret

Musician

Pierre Fouchenneret has been studying violin at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris, where he obtained in 2002 the 1st prize with highest honour at the unanimity in the class of Olivier Charlier.

In 2006, he was a laureate of the Fondation Groupe Banque Populaire - Natixis, then he won in 2012 the 2nd prize at the Concours international de musique de chambre de Bordeaux with the Raphaël quartet and in 2013 the “Jeune talent” scholarship of the Festival Musique et Vin du Clos-Vougeot. Pierre Fouchenneret is also associate artist at the Fondation Singer-Polignac.

He is regularly invited to the studios of France Musique, and performs in France and abroad as a soloist in orchestras such as the Opera orchestra of Nice, the Chamber orchestra of Saint Petersburg, the Chamber orchestra of the French Riviera, the Orchestre Dijon-Bourgogne, the Orchestre Bordeaux-Aquitaine and the Orchestra of Brno. Invited by several festivals, he has been collaborating with a large panel of musicians: Hortense Cartier-Bresson, Marielle Nordmann, Roland Pidoux, Denis Pascal, Henri Demarquette, Maurice Bourgues, Marc Coppey, the Ébène quartet, François Salque, Eric Le Sage, Xavier Phillips, Romain Descharmes, Sarah Nemtanu.

Since 2012, Pierre is a member of Opus 71 string trio with Eric Picard and Nicolas Bône. Together, they perform on the greatest French national stages, and also in Italy and in China, where these three musicians are the privileged partners of Chinese pianist and orchestra conductor Zongh Xu.

In 2013, he founded with François Salque, Sarah Nemtanu, and Lise Berthaud the Strada quartet. Sharing a passion for Beethoven, they recorded together an album dedicated to his last quartets, which has just been released under label “B Records”.

Then, Pierre recorded live complete sonatas for violin and piano for label “Aparté”, together with his long-standing accomplice.

His recordings, especially trios and quartets with piano by Mendelssohn or nonet by Onslow won critical acclaim. An album titled Bohème will be released by Arties records with Kodaly duo, the chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach and the 2nd sonata for violin and piano by Béla Bartok.

Pierre Fouchenneret is also professor at the Pôle supérieur de musique de Bordeaux.