Monday 22nd of July 2019 - Saturday 27th of July 2019
MAYEUL GIRARD Viola
Mayeul Girard began his viola studies at a very young age. After taking a First Prize at the Conservatoire of Boulogne-Billancourt under the guidance of Michel Michalakakos, he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, where he studied with Bruno Pasquier, David Gaillard, Françoise Gnéri et Nicolas Bône. A founding member of the Quatuor Girard in 2008, he entered the class of the Ysaÿe Quartet at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris, then gained his third degree at the Haute École de Musique of Geneva under the guidance of Miguel da Silva.
He has been invited to the Académie Ravel, the Académie Musicale de Villecroze and the Aix-en-Provence Festival, and is a member of the European Chamber Music Academy. He receives advice from Alfred Brendel, Hatto Beyerle, Johannes Meissl and Valentin Erben. Supported by the Banque Populaire and HSBC Foundations, a prize-winner of the Prix Ravel and the Concours de Genève, he has then recorded for the historic label Les Discophiles Français.
In 2016 he founded the Ensemble Gustave with Sullimann Altmayer, Tristan Cornut and Antoine de Grolée. They share their passion for chamber music and deepen the repertoires with other musicians or composers. In 2017, they ordered and created a piano Quartet to the French composer Benoit Menut.
His concert partners also include, among others, Lydija Bizjak, Guillaume Bellom, Raphaël Pidoux, François Salque, Nicolas Dautricourt, Alexandra Soumm, Miguel da Silva, Maurice Bourgue, Romain Leleu and Dame Felicity Lott. He has appeared at many celebrated halls and festivals both in his native France and internationally, such as La Folle Journée de Nantes, l’Opéra-Comique (Paris), Le Printemps des Alizées (Morroco), or the Wigmore Hall (London). He is regularly invited to broadcast on France Musique, and has performed with Jean-François Zygel for French television. He has taught viola and chamber music at the Caen Conservatoire since 2013, where he has been artistic advisor since 2017.