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Isabelle Oehmichen

The French pianist, Isabelle Oehmichen, pursues a sustained activity of solo pianist, in recital, with orchestra, or in chamber music, in France and in many countries (Great Britain, USA, Canada, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary ….).

First Grand Prix of the International Milosz Magin Competition 1989 and Winner of the Cziffra Foundation 1993, she often participates in radio and television programs (recital filmed in Zelazowa Wola, birthplace of Chopin or the 2nd Concerto of Saint-Saëns at the Franz Liszt Academy Budapest live on Bartók Radio …).

She has already recorded 13 CDs:
At Polskie-Nagrania, Chopin and Magin, in 1990, then, at Marcal-Classics, works by Sauguet, Collet, Liszt, concertos with orchestra by Weiner, Wissmer, Mozart, Dohnanyi (Piano-le-Magazine March 2003) and at A & A a romantic recital “Féerie”. Once again at Marcal’s, Isabelle Oehmichen released in 2006 a CD dedicated to Chopin (Nocturnes and Concerto No. 1 opus11) and a recording of piano works by French composer Stéphane Blet.

His 12th CD is devoted to unknown Nocturnes by Carl Czerny, a recording made for the Hortus label, released in March 2010, Codaex distribution.

Isabelle Oehmichen has been invited as a soloist for prestigious concerts with symphonic orchestras: the Léon Barzin orchestra under the direction of Jean-Jacques Werner (Wissmer concert hall Gaveau), the Dinu Lipatti orchestra with Hungarian conductors Richard Weninger and German, Franz Lamprecht (Chopin concerto at the Satu Mare Philharmonic and Griegen Germany concerto), Leo Weiner Orchestra, Hungary (Mozart concertos, Chopin and Saint-Saëns in Hungary and touring France) …
She gives numerous recitals and concerts in chamber music every year and in 2006 she created the “Trio Primavera” (violin, cello and piano) with top Hungarian soloists.

Apart from her concert activity, Isabelle Oehmichen is also a teacher, provides Master-Classes and gave a lecture in the Sorbonne on Romantic Piano Interpretation (as part of the “Musical Heritage” seminars).

She is Artistic Director of the Franco-Hungarian Music Association (A.M.F.H.) in Paris and co-directs a Summer Academy of Chamber Music in Budapest.

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