Biography of Léa Hennino


Léa Hennino

Recognized as one of the most promising violist of her generation, the French artist Léa Hennino has made her mark at prestigious international venues for concert season and Festivals around the world where she shared the stage of renowned musicians such as Gauthier Capucon, Clara Jumi Kang, Nicolas Dautricourt, Alexander Chauchian, Boris Brovtsyn, Daishin Kashimoto, Emmanuel Pahud, Modigliani quartet, Adam Laloum, Thorleif Tedeen, Anton Sorokow, Anna Fedorova, David Kadoush, Alexandra Soumm, Edgar Moreau, Alina Pogotskina, Alena Baeva, Nicholas Angelich, Lars Anders Tomter, Nelson Goerner, Kirill Troussov, Valery Sokolov, Guy Braunstein, Marc Coppey, Anne Queffelec, Itamar Golan, Martin Beaver amoung others...

In 2014 she took part in an European tour of the complete Mozart's string quintets with Renaud Capucon, Clemens Hagen, Alina Ibragimova and Gérard Caussé.
Léa is also a regular artist of the Paris Chamber Music Center lead by cellist Jérôme Pernoo and is often invited as guest member of Paris Chamber Orchestra, French National Orchestra and Dissonances Ensemble lead by violonist David Grimal.

In 2016, she performed the Rhapsody-Concerto by Martinü with the Kralové Philharmonic Orchestra in Czech Republic and she is invited by the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra next season. Léa was selected to participate in international events such as Krzyzowa Music for Europe (Poland), Kronberg "Cello Plus" (Germany), Ravinia's Steans Music Institute (USA), Verbier Festival Academy (Switzerland), IMS and Open Chamber Music of Prussia Cove (UK), Aurora Chamber Music (Sweden), Encuentro de Santander (Spain) where she performed solo and chamber music concerts and took master classes with renowned artists such as Tabea Zimmermann, Kim Kashkashian, Antoine Tamestit, Maxym Rysanov, Lars Anders Tomter, Thomas rieble, Veronika Hagen, Pamela Frank, Diemut Poppen, Miriam Fried, Ferenc Rados, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Hatto Beyerle...

Enriched by these many meetings, Lea received prizes in several competitions in France, Luxembourg, Germany and got support from the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, the Meyer Foundation and Adami.

Born in 1991, Léa is a former student of the Paris Conservatory where she studied with Sabine Toutain (leader of the French National Orchestra) and Christophe Gaugué (leader of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra). She also took lessons for a year with the Japonese violist Nobuko Imai in Geneva and with English violist Lawrence Power for two years in Zürich.

Léa plays a viola made in Paris by Charles Coquet for her in May 2014 and a bow built by Thierry Doison in Lille.