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Born in 1983, Marie VERMEULIN benefitted from the teaching of the pianist Jacqueline Dussol in Paris for six years. In 1999 she was admitted in Marie-Paule Siruguet’s class at the Conservatoire National de Région in Boulogne-Billancourt. There, in 2001 she obtained her music degree (Diplôme d’Etudes Musicales) with a first prize for piano by the unanimous vote of the jury.

In 2001 she gained entrance to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Lyon where she studied in the piano classes of Hortense Cartier-Bresson, Edson Elias and Thierry Rosbach. There she obtained her national higher music degree (Diplôme National d’Etudes Supérieures Musicales) in June 2004.

For four years she studied with Lazar Berman who welcomed her warmly first in Florence then in Imola, and since 2004 with Roger Muraro in the cycle « young soloists » in Reims.

While attending various masterclasses, she met some well-known musical artists such as Zoltan Kocsis, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Akiko Ebi, Florent Boffard, Gérard Fremy, Jean-François Heisser, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Klaus Hellwig…

In December 2004, Marie Vermeulin won the First prize for piano at the International Music Tournament as well as the 2004 Grand Prix voted both by the jury and the public. In May 2006, she won the Second Prize at the International Maria Canals Competition in Barcelone as well as several prizes, among which the prize of the youngest finalist. Finally, in December 2007, she won the Second Prize at the Olivier Messiaen International Competition in Paris.

Her talent has been sponsored by the Société Générale and by the association Accademia Pianistica Internazionale of Imola. In July 2007, she is chosen by Culturefrance to take part to the program “Déclic” which promotes young French winners of international competitions.

Since 2006, she is often invited to take part to radio programs on France Musique: “Dans la cour des grands” presented by Gaëlle Le Gallic, “Sur tous les tons” presented by Arièle Butaux…

She performs regularly in France and abroad (Italy, Spain, Lithuania, Germany,…). She recently gave recitals at the Annecy summer festival for the « Piano Night » (« la Nuit du Piano »), the « Beethoven Marathon » at the Molière hall and at the Embarcadère in Lyon, at the “Young Talents” festival, at the Cortot concert hall, at the “Serres d’Auteuil” festival, and at the Little Palace (Petit Palais) in Paris, at the theaters of Corbeil-essonnes, Evry, and Etampes, at the Valloires Abbey, at the festivals of Rochebonne, Privas and La-Charité-sur-loire, in Monopli and in Bari in Italy, at the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, in Sitges and in Blanes in Spain, in München in Germany…

She has performed Chopin’s first piano concerto, Schumann’s concerto, Tchaikovsky’s first concerto, in Lithuania, with the Kaunas Philarmonic Orchestra conducted by Pavel Berman, Mozart’s concerto K 453 and K 488 with the “Ose Musicians” conducted by Charles Limouse, Ravel’s concerto in G with the Orchestra Del Valles conducted by Salvador Brotons, then in Liban, with the National Orchestra, conducted by Claire Levacher, as well as the “Exotics Birds” of Messiaen, with the “Intercontemporain Ensemble”, conducted by Pierre Boulez.

August 2008

«It is my opinion that Marie Vermeulin is an extremely talented pianist. In spite of her young age, her genuine pianistic artistry reveals an originality and a very attractive and creative personality. I am convinced that Marie’s performances in concert will draw the attention of the public and will be highly received in the musical world. She is endowed with all the gifts required to become one of the most interesting French pianists. »

Lazar Berman, Novembre 2001

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