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Name: Solène "Solène Getenet" Getenet
Skills: Arranger, Player, Soloist, pianist ( )
Address: France
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Solène Getenet was born near Paris in 1984. She started playing the piano and the violoncello at the age of four. She fisrt was the pupil of Lucette Descaves, one of the most famous french pedagogues, then of Marie-Paule Siruguet ( Boulogne-Billancourt National Music Academy) and Hubert Guillard. Now she is studying with Romano Pallotini, Nicholas Angelich and Paul Badura-Skoda. In 1995, Solene began her career as a concert pianist. She performed in two concerts with the orchestra in Versailles and Paris (Cortot Concert Hall) and also performed in several recitals, among others in Rennes, Paris and surroundings. In 1996, she was went on her first musical tours through Martinique, Tahiti and Belgium, and she also played in the Gaveau Hall in Paris. In March 1999, Solène won the First Prize in the "Claude Kahn competition", then she stood out at the "International Liszt Festival in Munster" and got the gold medal in the Boulogne-Billancourt National Academy. In 2000, Solène got a first Prize at the "Sucy-en-Brie competition", a first medal in the "Claude Kahn four hands competition", the honorary prize at the "Royaume de la Musique competition" and the first prize (with one consent) at the " Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche competition". She has also been the recipient of various international prizes : in Germany (French-German competition) and Italy (Premio Gramsci competition). In the beginning of 2001, she got many prizes including prizes in the "Wurmser", "Vulaines" and "French-Chinese" competitions. Solène has worked under the guidance of such great names as Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Aldo Ciccolini, Béchara El Khoury , Bertrand Ott, Anne Queffelec, Boaz Sharon, Einar Steen-Nokleberg, Claude Helffer, Marie-Françoise Bucquet, Leslie Howard, Evgeny Moguilevsky, Claude Kahn...

Newspapers Cuttings "Much confidence in her technique, much sensitivity in her phrasing, reminiscent of an early Martha Argerich. One can already sense the makings of a great pianist." Michel Cattelain "At 11 years old, Solène is already a dazzling artist possessing a mastery of her talent and an exceptional power of concentration." P.G Turahiti, Tahiti Matin "Very lively at the keyboard, Solène demonstrated not only a remarkable sensitivity but also a thrilling vigor at the keyboard. Whether accompanied or solo at the piano, Solène Getenet possessed the same comfort and confidence to the delight of the audience, which was astounded by the precocity and the maturity of the young girl." F.S, Les dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace The combination of her great modesty and simplicity, the joy radiating from her face, and her already great talent transported me to a world of bliss." R Lenormand "This so gifted and open minded pianist." Bertrand Ott "It seems to me the Solène definitely possesses all the qualities to be able to envision a beautiful career: magnificent musical qualities and a pianistic essence." Edith Canat de Chizy "Solène is an exceptional pianistic talent with a fine musical temperament and excellent technique. Her playing also has a remarkable individuality that is so often lacking in the playing of even very advanced pianists with more experience." Boaz Sharon "I've had 184 students. Among them, there have been some particularly gifted students, true. But Solène is truly unique, even extraordinary. It's the first time I've seen this. And what does the word "student" mean when such a gift is present? Of course, the work is necessary but with Solène sometimes, I no longer teach, I just listen and reflect." Désiré N'Kaoua It was surprising to see such intuitiveness and naturalness in the young pianist's playing. She didn't falter once, on the contrary, she exhibited a masterful understanding of the content of the music, such that one would not expect from so young a pianist. It was also fascinating to notice how profoundly the French pianist grasped the rather bitter musical thoughts of this very German composer. Friedrich-W. v. Oppeln-Bronikowski



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