Festival Lille Clef de Soleil

Suzana Bartal

Suzana Bartal is one of the rising talents of the new generation. His play was described by the Bonner Anzeiger as “pearled in touch and absolute precision”. Her concerts have taken her to prestigious venues such as Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Salle Pleyel and Radio France in Paris, Merkin Hall in New York, Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice, and Milton Court in London. recordings on France Musique or the West Deutscher Rundfunk (WDR). This season she is invited to perform in major series such as that of the Vichy Opera, the Avignon Opera, the festival “Classique au Vert” in Paris, the Easter Festival of Aix-en-Provence, the Epau Festival, the Berlioz Festival and the Evian Festival.

His first album dedicated to Schumann’s music was released in March 2016 at Paraty (Harmonia Mundi distribution) and was warmly received by the press. The record was “Coup de coeur” on Radio France Internationale and Bertrand Boissard wrote in the magazine Diapason: “The depth of its touch is mixed with the richness of the textures (…) the game is characterized by its softness, seduced by its plastic (…) certainly, a musician. ”

In January 2015, Suzana made a successful debut in the Grieg Concerto with the Avignon-Provence Orchestra under the direction of Wolfgang Doerner as she replaced Marie-Josèphe Jude at short notice. Her performance was acclaimed by the critics: “As soon as she puts her hands on the keyboard, the artist imposes a strong personality: her touch is sure, she shows perfect technique and plays with absolute simplicity of the pages. of great complexity, its sound is powerful and luminous (…) “” – La Marseillaise.

In 2013, Suzana Bartal won the New York Concert Artists Concerto Competition and made her orchestral debut in New York in 2014. She also won the Woolsey Concerto Competition, which allowed her to perform with orchestra under the direction of from Peter Oundjian.

Suzana has given concerts in many countries: France, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Holland, the United Kingdom, as well as the United States and China.

Suzana is also a very enthusiastic interpreter of contemporary music and has collaborated with illustrious composers nowadays, such as Thomas Adès or Eric Tanguy (of which she creates several works).

Very active as a chamber musician, Suzana also performs with cellists Henri Demarquette, István Várdai, Benedict Klöckner, Aurélien Pascal and Yan Levionnois, violinists Kristóf Baráti, Josef Spacek, Alina Pogostkina, Alexandra Soumm, Deborah Nemtanu, Alexandra Conunova, violist Lise Berthaud, clarinetist Pierre Génisson or the Zaïde Quartet.

Born in 1986 in Timişoara (Romania) to a Hungarian family, Suzana Bartal began her musical studies in her hometown. Three years later, she won national and international competitions and gave her first solo recital at the age of twelve. At 13, she appears for the first time soloist with orchestra. In 2005, she decided to settle in France where she studied with Denis Pascal, Pierre Pontier and Florent Boffard in Paris and Lyon at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance. Between 2011 and 2014 Suzana perfected with Peter Frankl at Yale University in the United States where she obtained her PhD in performance. She also taught at Yale in 2013 and 2014. Suzana was honored with the Harriet Gibbs Award of Excellence from Yale University.


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