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Cécile Ousset
France
piano
Born in Tarbes, France, Cécile Ousset studied under Marcel Ciampi at the Paris Conservatoire, where she won the First Piano Prize at the age of 14. She was a prize-winner at several major international piano competitions, including the Van Cliburn, Queen Elisabeth, Long-Thibaud, and Busoni competitions, before undertaking an international performing career that has taken her to all five continents. She has recorded a vast repertoire, including concertos by Johannes Brahms, Edvard Grieg, Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Piotr Tchaikovsky, Sergey Rachmaninov, Sergey Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel, and Francis Poulenc, under conductors such as Kurt Masur, Simon Rattle, Günther Herbig, and Neville Marriner. Cécile Ousset gives master classes in the USA, Canada, Europe (including at Puycelsi, France, since 1984), Australia, and the Far East. She frequently serves as a jury member at major competitions such as the Queen Elisabeth, Van Cliburn, Rubinstein, Leeds, and Long-Thibaud.
Activities
ActivityFunction
Final piano 2010Member of the jury
Semi-final piano 2010Member of the jury
PIANO 2010Member of the jury
First round piano 2010Member of the jury
DVD preselection piano 2010Member of the jury
Final piano 2007Member of the jury
Master classes 23/05/2007: Cécile OussetMember of the jury
Master classes 22/05/2007: Cécile OussetMember of the jury
Master classes piano 2007Member of the jury
Semi-final piano 2007Member of the jury
First round piano 2007Member of the jury
PIANO 2007Member of the jury
DVD preselection piano 2007Member of the jury
Final piano 2003Member of the jury
Master classes 28/05/2003: Cécile OussetMember of the jury
Semi-final piano 2003Member of the jury
First round piano 2003Member of the jury
PIANO 2003Member of the jury
Final 1956: Cécile OussetSoloist
PIANO 1956Fourth Prize
Audio
Final 1956: Cécile Ousset
Fryderyk Chopin : Concerto n. 2 in F minor op. 21
Final 1956: Cécile Ousset
Franz Liszt : Etude d'exécution transcendante n. 5 "Feux follets"
Final 1956: Cécile Ousset
René Defossez : Fusioso ed Marcato (Concerto for piano and orchestra)
Final 1956: Cécile Ousset
René Defossez : Allegro giocoso (Concerto for piano and orchestra)
Concert of the 2nd, 4th and 6th laureates piano 1956
Fryderyk Chopin : Concerto n. 1 in E minor op. 11 (Allegro maestoso)
Concert of the 2nd, 4th and 6th laureates piano 1956
Fryderyk Chopin : Concerto n. 2 in F minor op. 21 (Larghetto)
Concert of the 2nd, 4th and 6th laureates piano 1956
Fryderyk Chopin : Concerto n. 2 in F minor op. 21 (Allegro vivace)
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