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
30 May 2022
Hay-On-Wye, Wales, UK
Solo BACH with readings by James Runcie of his new book 'Bach: The Great Passion'
JS BACH: Erbarme dich, meine gott, from Matthew's Passion, BWV 244
JS BACH: Partita n°2 in D minor, BWV 1004
13 July 2022
St John's Smith Square
with the Salomon Orchestra conducted by Graham Ross
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto
23 July 2022
with the CBSO Youth Orchestra conducted by Michael Seal
MOZART: Concerto n°5 in A Major K.219
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.