Aurélienne Brauner - cello

Aurélienne Brauner
Raised in Bordeaux, Aurélienne Brauner began studying cello with Paul Rousseau, and then at the Bordeaux Conservatory under Etienne Péclard.

Admitted by unanimous jury vote to the class of Philippe Muller at the Paris Conservatory (CNSM) in 1999, she won Cello and Chamber music Prizes with highest honors and the Feydeau de Brou Saint Paul Award as a top instrumentalist. She received a French government scholarship to study for two years with Russian cellist Karine Georgian at Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and the University of Manchester (U.K.). She complemented her studies by taking lessons with Mstislav Rostropovitch, Gary Hoffman, Ralph Kirshbaum, Natalia Shakovskaya in Moscow, and many others. She returned to CNSM for a post-graduate studies program with Philippe Muller.

International competition successes include the interpretation prize in Warsaw (2001), one of the three British orchestral string scholarships from the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe in London (2004), and a special jury prize in Markneukirchen, Germany (2005). Aurélienne performed in New York and Kyoto, Santander, Verbier, Berlin, La Roque d'Anthéron, Ravinia, Lucerne under Pierre Boulez. In 2007, she was acclaimed "Classical revelation of the year" by Adami. She was Gaëlle Le Gallic's guest on France Musique public radio and named "Discovery of the Month" by Classica-Répertoire musical magazine. Her "Young soloist CD" supported by the Meyer Foundation and devoted to the 20th century sonata for solo cello (Ligeti, Kodály, Crumb, Dutilleux) illustrates her interest in a contemporary repertoire.

Aurélienne is currently the cello soloist of the Bordeaux-Aquitaine National Orchestra (ONBA). She plays an 1859 Nicolas-François Vuillaume cello.

Photo: François J