Biography of Marie Chilemme


Marie Chilemme

Marie Chilemme, born in Toulouse (France) in 1988, begins the viola at the age of three. In 2005 she is admitted in the CNSM of Paris in the class of Jean Sulem. From 2008 to 2013 she is selected each year for The Academy Ozawa in Switzerland (IMAS) where she receives the precious advices from Pamela Franck, Robert Mann, Sadao Arada, Nobuko Imai and Seiji Ozawa. 

In 2010, she obtains her diploma of Master’s degree in the CNSM of Paris, with the congratulations of the jury. Marie enters the class of Tabea Zimmermann in the Hochschule Hanns Eisler of Berlin and the String Quartet's Class of Artemis Quartet at the same time.

In 2012, she creates the Quatuor Cavatine with her brother Guillaume Chilemme, Matthieu Handtschoewercker and Bruno Delepelaire, winning two prices in the prestigious International Competition of Chamber music of Hamburg (ICMC) and the 2nd Grand Prix in the International Competition of String quartet of Banff in Canada (Bisqc).

In January 2015, Marie is admitted in the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels as a resident in the Viola Class of Miguel Da Silva.

She is now part of the Ebene Quartet.

She is invited in many Chamber Music Festivals: Aix en Provence Festival de Pâques, Deauville Festival, Musique à l'Emperi, Colmar (France), Kuhmo Festival (Finland), Folle Journée (Bilbao), Artie's (India)... And was rewarded recently with a "Diapason d'Or" for her last ERATO recording of the Brahms Sextets with Renaud & Gautier Capuçon, Christoph Koncz, Gerard Caussé and Clemens Hagen.