Paloma Kouider



« It is splendid with intelligence, with musical sense, with personality. A true discovery. » (Gérard Manonni, Classica)

Awarded « Révélation Classique » by Adami, laureate of the « Fondation Banque Populaire », the French pianist Paloma Kouider studied wih Serguei Markarov in Paris and Elisso Wirssaladze in Firenze before receiving the advice of Avedis Kouyoumdjian at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna.

Soon performing in renowned festivals, she did not forget to cultivate her other passion, Literature, which she studied in the Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris. A passion that is shared by her colleagues of the Trio Karénine, winner, among other prizes, of the 62th ARD Competition in Münich.

Some outstanding musical personnalities durably inspired her musical path : the Ysaÿe Quartet, Hatto Beyerle, Menahem Pressler, Alfred Brendel, Ferenc Rados, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Paul Badura-Skoda as well as Claude Helffer regarding contemporary music and Stéphane Béchy for the interpretation of baroque music.

Current and upcoming highlights include concerts in Paris’Auditorium du Louvre, Salle Pleyel, London’s Wigmore Hall, Saint-Petersburg’s Philharmonia, Hamburg’s Laeiszhall, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Venice’s Palazetto Bru Zane… She regularly appears at international festivals such as Festival de Menton, Radio-France Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence, Saint-Petersburg Piano Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron, Tokyo’s Folles Journées … With her trio, she also took part to the prestigious ARTE program « Stars Von Morgen » in Berlin. They were awarded the prestigious « NORDMETALL – Prize » by the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festspiele.

Paloma premieres new music and works with composers like Fazil Say, Benoît Menut, Philippe Hersant, Eric Tanguy and Jean-Frédéric Neuburger.

As a chamber musician, apart from the Trio Karénine, she regularly shares the stage with cellists Aurélien Pascal and Anastasia Kobekina – with whom she was awared the André Hoffmann Prize in Gstaad’s Sommets musicaux – and the violinist Alexandra Soumm.

Paloma’ recording of Beethoven’s sonatas and Liszt’s Rhapsodies was awarded 5 Diapasons and 4 stars by Classica in addition of very enthusiastic critics. She released in 2017 a violin/piano recital with Fanny Robilliard on Evidence Classics and a French music program with her trio for Mirare.

Involved in charity projects aimed at creating opportunities through the arts, she founded with two friends a non-profit organization named Esperanz’Arts.

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