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Name: Caroline Haffner
Skills: Soloist, Accompanist, Player, Teacher, Writer, Broadcaster and masterclass organizer
Phone: + 41 (0)78 918 71 58
Fax: + 33 (0)1 48 74 31 63
Address: 67 rue de Provence, Paris 75009, France
Links: Website     E-mail
Caroline Haffner is acclaimed by connoisseurs, critics and fellow musicians for the brilliant virtuosité, profound musicianship and dramatic intensity of her playing. She has been encouraged throughout her career by personalities such as Placido Domingo, Maxim Vengerov and Mstislav Rostropovitch, who has spoken of the imagination, colour and poetry in her performance.

The style of playing - eminently romantic and dramatic - which characterizes Caroline Haffner allows her to be mentioned alongside the legendary pianists with whom she has studied. As a child prodigy she took lessons with Alfred Cortot and was deeply influenced by the limpidité, fluidity and spontaneous expression of his style. Later she studied with Samson Francois, Pierre Sancan, and with David Oistrakh's accompanist, the Russian teacher Lev Oborine in Moscow.

Caroline Haffner is much in demand as a chamber orchestra musician, and spends a large part of her time collaborating with artists of international renown such as Maxim Vengerov, Teresa Stich-Randall, Bruno Pasquier and Alain Marion. Her recording of Mendelssohn's sonatas and variations acclaimed in reviews by 'Fanfare' and 'Intune' among many others. She has been invited as Maître de Chant by the Opéra of Paris, the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the St. Gallen and Monte-Carlo Operas. She has also been the accompanist at a number of opera recitals.

In 2006 Caroline Haffner focussed on recitals of Mozart's music and presentation of his music in her festival activities and working and performing with cellists and violinists in masterclasses and performances. Celebrations of Mozart continue into 2007 with performances planned for Istanbul, London, La Baule and Gstaad and further recitals of Chopin's Ballades and Nocturnes.



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