Célimène DAUDET

Piano | CMA de Paris 8


Pianist Célimène Daudet, coming from both French and Haitian cultures, is a soloist whose playing was described by the press as being of a "seductive, delicate or consuming lyricism".

Invited to play in great venues, Célimène Daudet appeared in the United States and in Canada (Carnegie Hall in New York, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Kansas City, Calgary, Banff…), in Russia (Moscow, Nijni-Novgorod Philharmony, Rostov over Don Philharmony), in South-East Asia (Hanoi Opera, Ho Chi Minh Opera, Dewan Philharmonic in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta…), in China (NCPA in Beijing, SHOAC in Shanghai, Suzhou Philharmonic, Nanning, Tianjin), in Latin America (Ataneo Theatre in Panama, Colombia), in Israel (Tel Aviv, Jerusalem), Afrique (Congo, Gabon, Algérie), in the Emirates (Abu Dhabi Theatre) and throughout Europe.

In France, she regularly appeared at numerous festivals and great national halls (Festival Le Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, La Folle Journée de Nantes, les Flâneries musicales de Reims, Festival Debussy, Festival d'Aix, Festival des Nuits pianistiques, Festival les Nancyphonies, Festival ArsTerra, théâtre du Châtelet, le Centquatre, salle Cortot, théâtre Silvia Monfort, la Halle aux grains de Toulouse, Opéra national de Lyon, Opéra d'Avignon, théâtre du Jeu de Paume d'Aix-en-Provence, MC2 de Grenoble, théâtre musical de Besançon, Equinoxe à Châteauroux, théâtre d'Angoulême, théâtre de Compiègne, théâtre de la Croix-Rousse in Lyon)…

Sponsor in 2015 of the Festival les Amateurs Virtuoses at the Théâtre du Châtelet, she also supported promoting new talents during the launching gala of the Festival de Pâques d'Aix-en-Provence.

All praised by the critics, her recordings are always the fruit of a long thought process. Several years working on Bach's music led her to record two albums: "A tribute to Bach" (Arion 2011), L'Art de la Fugue (Arion 2013). "Dans la malle du Poilu" (Arion 2013) in duo with violinist Amanda Favier, selected among the best recordings of the year 2014 by Le Monde , was the result of a research on a rare repertoire related to the First World War. In 2016, the first volume of all Beethoven's sonatas for piano and violin was released, still with Amanda Favier, for NoMadMusic.

Célimène Daudet enjoys sharing the stage with artists from various backgrounds: with choreographer Yuval Pick, comedian Marie-Christine Barrault, Yoann Bourgeois's troupe with which she played Bach's Art of the Fugue more than a hundred times.

Trained at the Conservatoire d'Aix-en-Provence, her city of birth, and then at the CNSM in Lyon and Paris, she is a laureate at the Jean Françaix international competition, Fnapec International competition and obtained the Pro Musicis international Prize. She was nominated "Artiste Génération Spedidam 2014" and received the support of the Villecroze foundation, the Banff centre for the arts in Canada, the Safran Foundation, the Suez-Environnement group, and BNP Paribas.

Célimène is a Steinway Artist.