Cecile Lartigau is one of today’s rare ondes Martenot players, internationally recognized for her multifaceted career as a soloist, improviser and performer involved in performing arts. A leading interpreter, her vast repertoire includes works from solo to orchestra, by Bussotti, Murail, Cage and Messiaen in particular, and she regularly premieres new works. Her researches on lost works have pushed her to rediscover the first music for ondes Martenot and orchestra, Poème Symphonique composed by Dimitrios Levidis in 1928. Her numerous activities have drived her performing worldwide with leading conductors as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Teodor Currentzis, Michael Wendeberg, Maxime Pascal notably, and pianists Bertrand Chamayou and Yuja Wang. She has performed with Vienna Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano and other orchestras, and has appeared at prestigious festivals and concert halls as Elbphilharmonie, Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Festival, Festival Messiaen among many others. Firstly a violinist, Cecile Lartigau started studying the ondes Martenot in 2010 with Valérie Hartmann-Claverie. She is then awarded a master’s degree in ondes Martenot, a second one in musicology and an Artist Diploma Creations from Paris and Lyon’s Conservatoires. As a musicologist, her researches focus on the indeterminacy and graphic notation in John Cage and Sylvano Bussotti’s music. In October 2023 she made her debut at La Scala di Milano. This is her first appearance with the Israel Philharmonic.
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