Mathilde CARRE (pianist) : She was born in Besançon (France) and trained at the Ecole Normale de Musique A. Cortot in Paris under the supervision of Germaine MOUNIER. She also followed the teaching of Jean-Marc LUISADA , Joachim ACHUCCARO...
She has won a number of international prizes (Grand Prix at the Concours International Sofia Competition in 1998, with a special Chopin Prize; Ibla Grand Prize 2001 (‘most distinguished artist’), with a Mozart Award and Chopin Award; Laureate of the London International Music Competition 2001).
She has given concerts in Britain (St John’s, Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London; Tyne Festival, Newcastle), Belgium (Festival d'Horrues), Bulgaria (Bulgaria Hall, Sofia), South Korea (Festival of Iksan,1998, 1999, 2000), France (Salle Molière, Lyon), Italie et Suisse, for the Janus Foundation.
March 2002 was a turning point in her career, as she was invited to play in New York at the Lincoln Center (Alice Tully Hall), and in Tokyo (Opera-City Concert Hall).
Her first great recital in Paris was given at the 19th Festival Chopin at Bagatelle in 2002. It was unanimously praised by the public and press (see “Les Coups de Cœur" in La Lettre du Musicien, and article in Piano Le magazine in the series “Les grands pianistes de demain” (november-décembre 2002).
Sponsored by the CIAL-CIC Bank, she recorded her first CD with a programme including works by Chopin, Listz, Fauré and Granados, under the artistic supervision of Philippe Olivier. This record is distributed via Piano Le Magazine n°35.
Mathilde Carré has recently signed in with ANIMA Records for a Chopin CD due out in June 2005.