In our virtual world, with its glittering allure of effortless accessibility, mastery of an instrument like the piano lies in perseverance, reflection and the search for perfection and beauty, so vital to us all. (…)
Les conseils d'Anne Queffélec pour jouer l'Andante Grazioso et ses Variations I, III et IV de la Sonate en la Majeur "Alla Turca" de Mozart
Anne QUEFFELEC, the Honorary President of the Competition since its inception, is actively involved in its organisation. In addition to selecting the members of the jury, she takes a keen personal interest in the preparation of the competition every year. The stature and and influence of this exceptional pianist are without doubt critical to the continued success and growth of this international event.
After graduating at the Paris Conservatoire, she studied in Vienna, where Paul Badura-Skoda, Jorg Demus and especially Alfred Brendel respectively became her teachers. The audiences will discover the charm and musical smartness of this great performer when she successfully wins the International competitions in Munich and in Leeds.
She plays under the direction of great conductors and with prestigious orchestras: the London Symphony, the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Symphony, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Chamber Orchestra of Poland, of Lausanne, the Tokyo NHK Orchestra, the Kanazawa ensemble, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the French National Orchestra and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, the Strasbourg Orchestra, the Lille Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kremerata Baltica Orchestra.
Anne Queffélec runs several French and foreign festivals. She took part in the soundtrack of Amadeus, under the baton of Neville Marriner. She performed Mozart’s complete Piano Sonatas live on France Musique at the festival of La Roque d’Anthéron, thus confirming her passionate similarity with the world of Mozart.
On stage and in her recordings, Anne Queffélec maintains a selective repertoire. She has recorded more than thirty recordings respectively cut out at Erato’s, Virgin Classics’, Mirare’s. Her last CD's "Ravel, Debussy, Fauré" for Erato (2014), and "Scarlatti Sonatas" for Mirare (2015) have been awarded by a "Diapason d'Or". Her CD "Satie & Compagnie" has been awarded "Diapason d'Or" of the Year for Mirare (2013).