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Nadège Rochat’s Highlights


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1991: Born in Geneva, Switzerland.

1995: Started learning cello with her aunt, Fabienne Diambrini.

2000: After winning the 1st Prize at the Les archets de l’an 2000 competition in Switzerland, she began cello lessons with Jacob Clausen (Orchestre de la Suisse Romande).

2001: Was admitted in Daniel Haefliger’s class for gifted students at the Conservatoire of Geneva.

2006: 1st Prize at the Jeunesses Musicales Switzerland Competition, being also awarded the Credit Suisse Prize and the SUISA Foundation Prize for the outstanding performance of contemporary Swiss music. Then she moved to Germany, studying with Maria Kliegel at the Cologne University of Music until 2013.

2007: 1st Prize at the Jugend musiziert Competition in Germany, in the category of Violoncello Solo.

2009: Again, was awarded the 1st Prize at the Jugend musiziert Competition in Germany, in the category of Violoncello Solo, and the Special Classical Award from the WDR (West German Radio) for the outstanding performance of Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No. 3. Besides, she received a scholarship from the Werner Richard – Dr Carl Dörken Foundation in Herdecke.

2010: Konzerthaus Berlin debut.

2012: Carnegie Hall New York debut. Released her first solo album, Lalo & Milhaud (Ars Produktion), with the Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra / Ola Rudner.

2013: 2nd Prize at the Ton & Erklärung Competition of the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft (Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries). 1st Prize and Audience Award at the Concorso La Cellissima (Maria Kliegel’s ProCello Competition). She started his Master’s studies with Robert Cohen at the Royal Academy of Music in London, from where she graduated in 2015.

2014: Musikverein Vienna debut.

2015: Mariinsky Theatre debut. She was awarded the May Muckle Prize at the Royal Academy of Music. Released the album La vida breve (Ars Produktion) with guitarist Rafael Aguirre, featuring Spanish music arrangements for cello and guitar.

2016: Became Maria Kliegel’s teaching assistant at the Cologne University of Music for two years.

2017: Second solo album, Cello Abbey: Walton, Boyle & Elgar (Ars Produktion), with the Staatskapelle Weimar / Paul Meyer, including the premiere and first recording of Ina Boyle’s Elegy for cello and orchestra (1913).

2018: Appointed Professor of Cello at the Royal Academy of Music. She participated in the album Ina Boyle (Dutton Epoch) by the BBC Concert Orchestra / Ronald Corp, in Boyle’s Psalm for cello and orchestra.

2021: Released her last solo album, Schumann (Klarthe), with the Toulouse Chamber Orchestra / Gilles Colliard.

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