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Bénédicte de Larouzière – Cello
Laureat of the Toronto Concerto Competition in 2004 (Canada), as well as several national competitions: Leopold Bellan International Competition (1999), Young Musician of Lempdes Competition (1996 – 1998) – Bénédicte de Larouzière obtained several first prizes à « l’unanimité avec félicitation du jury » as well as the DEM in cello and chamber music from the Boulogne-Billancourt and Reuil-Malmaion conservatoires. Following her studies at the University of Toronto where she graduated, Bénédicte de Larouzière was invited to play as a soloist with orchestra in Canada.
Back in France, she founded the Lumen Trio with her sister Aude (violin) and Pierre Morabia (piano), then Alberta Alexandrescu, with whom she gave concerts and recorded the trio in Si bM D898 by Franz Schubert.
At the same time, Bénédicte was very attracted to baroque repertoire and period instruments. She trained with François Poly, Philippe Foulon, and sought advice from Patrick Cohen-Akenin and Blandine Rannou. She performed at the Chappelle Royale and at the Château de Versailles.
Bénédicte de Larouzière founded the Ensemble Lumen with which she plays in such festivals as Festival Bach in Périgord, Les Riches Heures de La Réole with James Bowman, Lavaudieu Festival, The Musical Autumn of Nîmes, The Month of Molière in Versailles, Palace of Versailles, Festival of Sacred Music of Jordan, in Belgium and Italy, as well as in the Museum of Fine Arts of Rouen, Marmottan-Monet Museum, Museum of Hunting, Palais Brognard, Petit Palais, Paris City Hall. Bénédicte has also performed with actors Brigitte Fossey, Marie-Christine Barrault and Pierre Fesquet.
Bénédicte de Larouzière obtained the French teaching diploma, DE and has also followed training in the Montessori method. Bénédicte teaches at several schools including the Ecole Koenig/American Conservatory.back to top