Stéphanie MORALY

Violin | CRR de Paris - PSPBB


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« Stéphanie Moraly is remarkably committed. Her sound seems alive, and reaches dizzying heights, combining minimalism and power, thus vibrating with sheer passion. » ( La République du Centre )

Stéphanie Moraly is a multifaceted artist; an active concert violonist, a musicologist passionate about French sonata, as well as a dedicated teacher. She was born in Paris, began playing the violin at the age of six and won her first competition as a ten-year-old child prodigy. The following year she gave her first recital, won the first prize at the Concours Jeunes Prodiges Mozart and appeared as a soloist in Prague and at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and the Châtelet Theatre in Paris. After becoming a student at the Paris Conservatoire while still only sixteen, she was awarded a first prize at the age of nineteen and then went on to a period of advanced study with Michèle Auclair at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Stéphanie has won many awards from international competitions and foundations and has given solo performances in France, Italy, the United States, and in Lithuania and Brazil with orchestras including the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie and the Lithuanian National Orchestra. She also is a passionate recitalist and a chamber music enthusiast, performing in festivals worldwide.

Being passionate about sonata, Stéphanie released in 2010 the CD “The Meeting of the Waters”, Olivier Greif's complete works for violin and piano, with pianist Romain David (Triton label). This recording won high critical acclaim (5 Diapasons), bringing to light the Moraly-David duo, that has been extensively performing ever since. Stéphanie is also first violin of the Syntonia Quintet, with whom she has given concerts at prestigious festivals and concert halls, and was often broadcasted by France Musique, Radio Classique, and Arte Live Web. Their last recording, “Dvorak/Suk: Piano Quintets”, was awarded 5 Diapasons. Stephanie's next CD will feature Koechlin's Violin Sonata and Piano Quintet and will be released in Sept. 2017 by Timpani records.

With a view to broadening her knowledge, Stéphanie has also completed a PhD in musicology at the Sorbonne University in Paris and obtained her doctorate with distinction for her thesis on the French violin and piano sonata. She has also been invited to take part in international conferences and has already had several articles published.

Stéphanie plays a French violin by Léopold Renaudin from 1783.