Amanda Favier violin
A precocious artist -- Amanda Favier played her first concerto appearance at nine years old. She is the youngest laureate ever of the International J.S. Bach Competition in Leipzig, Germany, and has since collected international prizes, such as the Ifrah Neaman contest (Mainz), Louis Spohr (Weimar), Johann-Georg Pisendel (Dresden), Haverhill Sinfonia (England), Sion-Valais (Switzerland), Lyon International Competition, Ravel, Berthier, Bourg-Madame, F.M.A.J.I, Jean-Français (France). She also received the Mathilde Forthuny Prize from the Académie des Beaux-Arts.
Having achieved outstanding musical studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, she received her Violin First Prize in the class of Gérard Poulet, as well as her upper level diploma with notable mention. After completing an improvement course, she learned another approach with the Slav violonist Igor Ozim (Bern) and Ifrah Neaman (London).
Trusted by many conductors, Ms Favier performs with the following orchestras: Pasdeloup, OSF, Bayonne Côte-Basque, the kammerorchester in Mainz and Leipzig, Haverhill Sinfonia Orchestra, the Republican Guards, Prague Symphony, Nuove Musiche and Czech Virtuosi, among others. Frequently invited to music festivals, including the famous "Roque d'Anthéron", she performs in prestigious concert halls (Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Salle Gaveau and Cité de la Musique in Paris, for example) and collaborates with several radio and television broadcasts in Europe and Japan. She also presents international masterclasses, and some competitions have already invited her to be a jury member. She performs chamber music with: P. Amoyal, T. Adamopoulos, P. Muller, G. Sharon, M.Baglini, S. Chiesa, V. Mendelssohn, H. Joulain, C. Tiberghien, A. Queffelec, V. Aimard, F. Salque, E. Bertrand and P. Amoyel, among others.
The Banque-Populaire Foundation, a dedicated sponsor since 1997, enabled her to record her first CD in June 2000, with pianist Cédric Tiberghien. Winner of the 2004 "ADAMI Revelations", she is now "le violon de l'ADAMI", and plays a beautiful instrument from Anselmo Bellosio (1756).
Ms Favier made a guest appearance on France 2 TV news, and has received several broadcasts of her latest CD release. The recording features an innovative version of The Four Seasons, and has already received notable mentions: "Attention Talent" - Fnac, "Disk of the Month" - Air France, "Disk of the Month" - Women's Question, "Blow of Heart" - French music auditors (broadcast of Gaëlle Gallic). The recording also received the coveted "Golden Classic" - RTL, and is now on the Top Ten List in French sales.
Further information can be found at her personal website, www.amandafavier.com.