Irene is a wonderfully gifted musician with an original approach of scores and always in search for best solutions to interpret them. While having listened to her performances at the Kronberg Academy in Germany and having experienced her cooperation with Kremerata Baltica in concerts, I had the joy to play with Irene some chamber music.’
– Gidon Kremer
‘It is not only her command of the violin that is impressive; it is her musical sensitivity, her seeking towards the truth of the music, that marks her out.’
– Steven Isserlis
08 October 2022
Maidstone Symphony Orchestra (MSO)
7:30PM at Maidstone Leisure Centre
With MSO, orchestra; and Brian Wright, conductor
MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64
26 November 2022
Wigmore Hall - IMS Prussia Cove
7:30PM at Wigmore Hall
With Jonian Ilias Kadesha, violin; Timothy Ridout, viola; Steven Isserlis, cello; Vashti Hunter, cello
SCHUBERT: String Quintet in C D956
Born in France, to a French father and Korean mother, Irène Duval grew up in Japan and Hong Kong before returning to France at the age of 11. Since graduating from the Conservatoire de Paris and Kronberg Academy Irène is firmly establishing herself as a compelling and versatile performer.
Praised for her infinite delicacy (Le Populaire du centre), astonishing virtuosity (Revelation Classiques, Prades) and her mastery of phrasing and of the dramatic dimension(Diapason), Irène has won multiple international competitions and is an active performer of concerti, recitals and chamber music.
Next September, Irène will make her debut with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Sir András Schiff at Kronberg’s new Casals Forum Hall (in Germany).