Sunday 3rd July at 5 the château

Marie YTHIER, cello & Maroussia GENTET, piano


A classical musician, also committed to premiering works by composers of her generation, cellist Marie Ythier has already recorded five albums, including Une Rencontre (An encounter), based on cello pieces by Schumann and Murail, (Divine Art Recordings, Naxos 2019), all critically acclaimed. She studied at the Paris and Lyon Conservatoires – CNSM, and graduated with a master’s degree (soloist with honours), studying in Anne Gastinel’s class. She obtained a postgraduate Artist Diploma from the Paris Conservatory and participated in masterclasses with Philippe Muller, Heinrich Schiff, Miklos Perenyi and Gary Hoffman. She regularly performs in prestigious French and international venues and festivals (Paris Philharmonie, Dijon Auditorium. Kuhmo Festival, FIMC Lima, Suona Francese/Suona Italiano, the festival Messiaen au Pays de la Meije, CMMAS of Morelia, CENART of Mexico, KKL Luzern…).Marie Ythier has collaborated with composers such as Ivo Malec, Gilbert Amy, Tristan Murail, Pierre Boulez… and has performed as a soloist under the direction of renowned conductors, including Pierre Boulez and Peter Csaba.


A devoted teacher, she works at the Conservatoire in Aulnay-sous-Bois, is guest professor at the National Conservatoire in Lima (Peru) and gives master classes in France, Asia, and Latin America.


With her wide musical experience, Marie Ythier is an artist whose range of interests and open mindedness are revealed in the particular emphasis that she gives to new music. She enjoys playing repertoires from all periods, both as a chamber musician and as a soloist.

She has received prizes from numerous national and international competitions (1st prize at the Zonta Clubs cello competition, award winner from the Société Générale Mécénat Musical, Meyer Foundation, Adami…). Marie Ythier graduated from the Francis and Mica Salabert Foundation and the Fondation de France in 2015, was appointed Visiting Artist by Adami, received sponsoring from Monceau Assurances in 2017, was a laureate of the foundation Cordes Sensibles for her disc Une Rencontre in 2018, and was artist in residence at Singer-Polignac Foundation until 2020. She is now also a member of Collège Contemporain. She is now artist in residence at the  Royaumont Foundation until 2024.


Since 2019, Marie Ythier has been  playing a Bernardel cello, loaned to her by the association Talents et Violoncelles.

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- Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) - Fünf Stücke in Volkston pour violoncelle et piano

Tristan Murail (né en 1947) - C’est un jardin secret, ma sœur, ma fiancée, une source scellée, une fontaine close… 

- Philippe Schoeller (né en 1957) - Troisième Prélude Ritualis Vincent Van Gogh

Robert Schumann - Fantasiestücke op. 73 pour violoncelle et piano 

- Sergueï Prokofiev (1891 - 1953) - Sonate opus 119 pour violoncelle et piano 

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Maroussia GENTET

Born in 1992, Maroussia Gentet is a pianist whose sensitivity has always been invested in the contemporary repertoire, while cultivating a love of the great classics. She won the Blanche Selva First Prize and the SACEM, Roussel, Jolivet, Ricardo Vines and Student Prizes at the 13th Orléans International Piano Competition in 2018.

After studying piano at the CNSMD in Lyon, her native city, she met Rena Shereshevskaya and studied at the Ecole Normale de Paris - Alfred Cortot, where she obtained her Concert Diploma in 2015. She then went on to perfect her classical Artist Diploma and her Artist Diploma specialising in contemporary repertoire and creation (3rd cycle) at the CNSMD in Paris, notably with Claire Désert and Florent Boffard. Lover of literature and of the chamber repertoire, both classical and contemporary, she then completed a Master's degree in Vocal Accompaniment with Anne Le Bozec at the CNSMD in Paris, from whom she still benefits from precious advice through the "Doctorate in research and practice at the CNSMDP" that she is carrying out in partnership with the University of Paris Sorbonne. Her research on the role of the imaginary space in the scenic construction of the pianist's action finds a resonance through the creation of the piano/performance duo elaborated with Vahram Zaryan and the Collectif Géoïde that they founded in 2020, currently in residence at the Fondation SInger-Polignac.

A fervent interpreter of French music of the 20th/XXIst century, committed to nurturing a practice of varied repertoires, her career has developed through numerous festivals and seasons in France (Roque d'Anthéron, Folles Journées de Nantes,

Radio France Festival in Montpellier, etc.), in Germany (Steinway Festival -

Philharmonies of Hamburg, Düsseldorf...), Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Russia, as soloist or in concerto, with notably the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Orchestre de chambre de Paris and collaborating with conductors such as Kent Nagano, Mikko Franck, Pierre Bleuse or Roberto Forés.

Passionate about sharing her art, she flourishes in her collaborations with

She is passionate about sharing her art, and flourishes in her collaborations with composers, on stage in chamber music and in ensembles, as well as in the transmission of her knowledge to the youngest, which leads her to hold a teaching certificate and to be a professor at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Cergy-Pontoise.

After a first disc - released in October 2016 by Passavant Music with the support of the Assophie association - devoted to the piano music of Henri Dutilleux and Karol Szymanowski, his latest disc Invocations recorded on Stephen Paulello's opus 102 and devoted to the invocation of the forces of nature around Maurice Ravel's Miroirs was released in 2019 on the BRecords label and awarded five Diapasons and a Coup de coeur by the Académie Charles Cros.

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