Lucie DE SAINT VINCENT
A French pianist with an eclectic musical background, Lucie de Saint Vincent loves traveling across different musical worlds and crossing genres and influences. She built her pianistic foundation at the Conservatory of Perpignan where at the age of 17 she performed Ravel’s piano concerto on the first-prize winners’ concert; she completed her course program there and was awarded the Prize of Excellence with highest distinction in piano and chamber music. In parallel, she explored improvised music and jazz with Serge Lazarevitch. Lucie then left to Paris to study at the École Normale with Francois Thinat and with Denis Pascal, teacher of main influence for her pianistic journey. She moved afterwards to the Conservatory of Utrecht (Netherlands) with Paolo Giacometti, and the following year at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest (Hungary) with Pr Lantos. Upon completing her master’s diploma in piano at the Utrecht Conservatory, she delved into the sonic richness of the fortepiano, exploring this practice at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Bart van Oort. She obtained there a second master’s diploma in 2012. At the same time, she participated regularly in professional development workshops at the “Abbaye de Royaumont” and in 2013 received the First Prize in Music from the Fondation Royaumont. Enriched by the inspiration she drew from the “transcultural” projects with Fabrizio Cassol, Magic Malik, or Joelle Léandre, Lucie seeks to fuse all the influences she has encountered to create new ones. She does it with the “Quintuor Trytone”, quintet revisiting J.S Bach works with different influences between barock, jazz and improvised music. With the “Ensemble Lâlezar”, Lucie includes the fortepiano to this quintet interpretating with a contempory vision melodies from Anatolie and mixing the cultures of the land of the rising sun to the land of the setting sun.
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