‘Her mastery of phrasing and of the dramatic dimension open her the doors to worlds as different as those of Poulenc, Chausson and Fauré.’
– Gérard Condé (Diapason, october 2016)
‘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
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.
Concert available to listen in NEWS:
Brahms: Violin Sonata No 2 in A
Martinů: Violin Sonata No 3
Dvorak: 4 Romantic Pieces Op 75 No 1
Irène Duval, violin
Sam Armstrong, piano
Presented by Stephen Broad
Produced by Lindsay Pell