The violinist Maïté LOUIS marks the spirits by her deeply moving interpretations and her extraordinary presence on stage. She is winner of numerous national and international competitions (1st prize at the Golden Classical Music Awards in New York, 1st prize of the International Competition Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition in Rome, 2nd prize of the Glazounov International Competition, Silver Medal at Manhattan International Competition Ivo Pogorelich, 3rd prize at International Competition Rising Star, Honorary Prize of France Musique…) and now laureate of The Wagner Foundation in France. She divides her time between her solo career on great classical scenes and traditional Irish music, another musical style of her artistic facets.
Her extreme virtuosity combined with an exceptional musical expression and sensibility serve marvelously the pieces of the great classical repertoire. Her new CD “Inspirations” (Continuo Classics, 2018) illustrates her magnificent stylistic qualities.
She is currently preparing the recording of another CD “In the gardens of Spain” with works of Sarasate, De Falla and Granados.
Her book “The violin, from pleasure to excellence” prefaced by Alexis GALPERINE, was published in January 2019 at Editions DELATOUR.
Her teachers and masters, from Ivry GITLIS to Nejmi SUCCARI and Jean-Pierre WALLEZ, see her as an immense artist from her very young age, and although a clear way to a classical career opens to her, Maïté chooses to leave the HEM ( Music Highschool )from Geneva at the age of 18. She leaves the beaten track and will enrich her musical personality by other ways.
Maïté LOUIS studied than traditional Irish music and baroque violin (she was co-soloist for the Musicians of the Louvre for several years), and is also interested in gypsy music, tango and jazz, in parallel with intensive work of the classical repertoire.
This peculiarity of her carrier, this refusal to enter the prefabricated mold of classical soloists, this attachment to find the music at the heart of everything, make her the unique and rich artist she is today.
Concerts: Maïté LOUIS played already in:
Carnegie Hall (New York), Parco della Musica (Rome), Berlioz Festival, Auvers sur Oise Festival, Grand Odeon in Paris, Rare Music Festival, Cortot Hall in Paris, Multirhythm Festival, Bonlieu Scene National Annecy, Evian Festival, Interceltic Festival of Lorient, Young Talent Festival, Megève Congress Center, Villecroze Academy, National Scene Archipelago of Guadeloupe, …
Some of her partners:
Conductors: Marc MINKOWSKI, Jean-Christophe KECK, Donatus KATKUS, Nicolas BROCHOT
Musicians: Ivry GITLIS, Patrice FONTANAROSA, Marie-Annick NICOLAS, Jacques CHARPENTIER, Olivia RUIZ, Maurice BAQUET, Gilles SERVAT, Didier LOCKWOOD;
Composer : Graciane FINZI, Philippe HERSANT, Arvo PÄRT;
Dancer: Jean-Claude GALLOTTA
Some orchestras who invited her: Concert Orchestra Column, San Christofer Chamber Orchestra of Vilnius, Chamber Orchestra of the Hautes Alpes, Ensemble Vauban, Symphonia Medica Orchestra, Brass Ensemble in Dumb …
Maïté Louis is violin Professor at the Geneva Conservatory (CPMDT) and she is invited to give masterclasses in Belgium and China.
She has written a book on pedagogy “The violin, pleasure to excellence” which was published by Editions Delatour in 2019 and is prefaced by Alexis Galpérine.
Maïté LOUIS plays a violin of Jacobus HORIL (1777 – Roma) and a modern violin from the master luthier Pierre