Pierre Doumenge

French cellist Pierre Doumenge enjoys a busy career divided between solo work, chamber music and teaching.

From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the Dante Quartet performing at major venues in Europe and making regular radio and commercial recordings. Pierre has also worked as guest principal cellist of the English Chamber Orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Passionately fond of chamber music, Pierre has explored and performed the repertoire with artists such as Lars Vogt, Pascal Rogé, Ana-Maria Vera, Ian Brown, Pekka Kuusisto, Vasko Vassilev, Lawrence Power, the Belcea and Allegri Quartets and the Nash Ensemble. He has appeared in festivals such as the Aldeburgh, City of London, Bath, Three Choirs, Dartington, Kuhmo, Paunat, Nuremberg, Toyama and regularly performs at the Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, St David’s Hall Cardiff, the Kennedy Centre Washington, the Théâtre du Châtelet Paris and the Hong Kong City Hall.

He was chosen to be the official cellist of the Menuhin International Violin Competition 2008, playing the Ravel Sonata with the nine semi-finalists.

Pierre taught cello and chamber music at the Yehudi Menuhin School from 2003-2009, the position ending due to his recent appointment as Associate Deputy Head of Strings at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. In this new role, Pierre is responsible for the management of strings groups across the Guildhall, including coaching, concerts, assessments and liaison with ensembles-in-residence.

He is regularly invited to give masterclasses at the Oxford Cello School, the Eton International Cello Course, the Violoncello Society of London, the West Helsinki Music Institute (Finland), the Conservatoire Royal de Mons (Belgium) and the Simon Goldberg’s Seminars in Toyama (Japan).

Engagements this season include performances of the complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas with pianist Daniel Tong, the Brahms Double Concerto with Corina Belcea, a tour of Rumania with the Nash Ensemble and the Schubert B flat piano trio with Marianne Thorsen and Andrew West at the Wigmore Hall in London.

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