Voted “Revelation” at the 2016 Victoires de la Musique Classique awards, French trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin Vary, “Fée trompette” according to the daily Le Monde, has a unique artistic identity that enables her to shine on classical stages around the world as well as on the jazz scene. At the age of 22, Lucienne has already released three albums with Warner Classics, all to critical acclaim. For the last of these, dedicated to Piazzolla, Lucienne received the OPUS Klassik Prize in the Young Artist of the Year category.
Lucienne has been a guest with orchestras such as the Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, the Phiharmonia Orchestra London, the Orchestre National de France, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Les Siècles, Les Violons du Roy, the Orchestre National d’Auvergne, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Zurich Kammer Orchester, the Kanazawa Ensemble in Japan, the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and the Gävle Symphony Orchestra with conductors such as Paavo Järvi, Barbara Hannigan, François-Xavier Roth, Eun Sun Kim, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Tugan Sokhiev, Sascha Goetzel, Arie Van Beek, Anu Tali, Jan-Willem de Vriend, Christopher Warren-Green, Eugene Tzigane, Ruth Reinhardt, Chloë Dufresne, … She also performs at festivals such as the Snape Proms, the Festival de Pâques d’Aix en Provence, the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Flâneries de Reims, the Folle Journée de Nantes, the Festival d’Auvers sur Oise, the Festival du Périgord Noir and the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, where she is offered a 5-year residency as a Menuhin Heritage Artist. In summer 2018, she made her debut at the Jazz in Marciac Festival, opening for Wynton Marsalis and Ibrahim Maalouf. Such was her success that she was invited back to open for Wynton Marsalis at Marciac in 2022.
A favorite of the media, especially television, Lucienne performed at the Concert de Paris à la Tour Eiffel on July 14, 2020, alongside the Orchestre National de France, live on France Télévisions, as well as on Rolando Villazon’s program Stars de Demain for Arte and ZDF, and Podium Witteman for Dutch public broadcaster NTR. Lucienne was also a guest on Le Grand Echiquier on two occasions, and several of her performances were broadcast by channels such as Medici, Arte and ZDF.
An eclectic artist with an immense talent for tackling different genres, Lucienne shares the stage with artists such as Barbara Hannigan, Bertrand Chamayou and Renaud Capuçon. Since 2021, she has formed a duo with accordionist Félicien Brut.
An exclusive Warner Classics artist, Lucienne released her debut album The Voice of the Trumpet in 2017 in collaboration with the Orchestre National de Lille and Rolando Villazón. Her second album, Mademoiselle in New York, recorded with the BBC Concert Orchestra under Bill Elliott, will be released in 2019. In February 2021, Lucienne presents her album Piazzolla Stories, recorded with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and Sascha Goetzel. A fourth CD featuring several famous trumpet concertos with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and Michael Sanderling was released in November 2022.
Lucienne is the winner of the 2019 Arthur Waser Prize, becoming the first woman to receive the award for young musicians from the Swiss Arthur Waser Foundation.
Simon Fowler © Parlophone Records Ltd