Yan Levionnois
France, °1990
 
CELLO 2017 : Laureate
First Prizewinner at the André Navarra International Competition, Yan Levionnois won two special prizes at the last Rostropovich Competition, was nominated for the Victoires de la Musique 2011, and has been an Associated Artist of the Fondation Singer-Polignac since 2016. He studied in Paris under Marc Coppey and Philippe Muller, in Oslo under Truls Mørk, and later in New York under Timothy Eddy. He has been a soloist with, among others, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, under conductors such as Daniele Gatti, Dimitry Sitkovetsky, Jacek Kaspszyk, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Heinrich Schiff, and Arie Van Beek. He has made several recordings, in particular for EMI. Chamber music partners have included Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Augustin Dumay, Nicholas Angelich, Frank Braley, David Guerrier, Emmanuel Pahud, and Richard Galliano.

Instrument : Patrick Robin

Teachers

2014-2015 Timothy Eddy
2012-2013 Truls Mørk
2006-2010 Philippe Muller;

Degrees

2014-2015 Graduate Diploma - The Juilliard School;
2012-2013 Graduate Performance Diploma - Norwegian Academy of Music
2006-2010 Master - Conservatoire national supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris

Concerts

2016 Adami, Auditorium de Radio France (Paris) - Orchestre National de France, Brian Schembri (dir.)
2016 Mezzo, Salle Gaveau (Paris) - Béatrice Rana (piano)
2015 Concert Hall (Zaragoza) - Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Kazuki Yamada (dir.)
2011The Dome (Brighton) - London Philharmonic Orchestra, Dimitry Sitkovetsky (dir.)

Competitions

2009 Rostropovitch - "Most remarkable personality" and "Best Debussy Sonata"
2009 VTB Capital Prize "In Memoriam Rostropovitch" - 1st Prize
2008 André Navarra - 1st Prize
2008 Note et Bien - 2nd Prize
Video
Final 2017: Yan Levionnois
Semi-final 2017: Yan Levionnois - recital
Semi-final 2017 : Yan Levionnois - Concerto
Audio
Programme
Final (30/05/2017)
Toshio Hosokawa Sublimation
Antonín Dvořák Concerto n. 2 in B minor op. 104 B 191
Yan Levionnois, cello
Brussels Philharmonic, dir. Stéphane Denève
Semi-final

Récital (19/05/2017)

Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude (Suite n. 2 in D minor BWV 1008)
Johann Sebastian Bach Allemande (Suite n. 2 in D minor BWV 1008)
Johann Sebastian Bach Gigue (Suite n. 2 in D minor BWV 1008)
Annelies Van Parys Chacun(e) sa chaconne
Gabriel Fauré Butterfly op. 77
Richard Strauss Sonata in F major op. 6
Yan Levionnois, cello
Anna Naretto, pianist accompanist

Concerto (16/05/2017)

Joseph Haydn Concerto n. 1 in C major Hob. VIIb:1
Yan Levionnois, cello
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Frank Braley
First round (13/05/2017)
Eugène Ysaÿe Grave (Sonata for solo cello in C minor op. 28)
Luigi Boccherini Sonata in C minor G. 2
Franz Schubert Allegro moderato (Sonata in A minor D 821)
Yan Levionnois, cello
Anna Naretto, pianist accompanist
Karel Steylaerts, cellist accompanist
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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