Clémence de Forceville is considered one of the most promising French violinists of her generation. Her numerous activities as a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster and teacher make her an accomplished and versatile musician.
Born in 1991, she began playing the violin at the age of 4 with Radu Blidar. She won her first international prizes at the age of 9 and gave her first concerts. She studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in the class of Olivier Charlier and then perfected her skills in Germany with Antje Weithaas and Mihaela Martin. Selected in international masterclasses such as Ravinia Stean's Music Institute, IMS Prussia Cove or Ozawa Academy, she receives the advice of great masters such as Daniel Barenboim, Eberhard Feltz, Andràs Schiff, Alfred Brendel, Donald Weilerstein, Miriam Fried, Pamela Frank, Zakhar Bron..
Prizewinner of numerous national and international competitions, she collaborates as a soloist with various orchestras such as the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of New Europe, the Südwestphalia Philharmonic Orchestra, the Portugese Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris or the Chamber Orchestra of Catalonia, in the great classical and romantic concertos as well as contemporary creations.
She has been invited to perform at numerous festivals in France and abroad such as Les Folles Journées, La Roque d'Anthéron, Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, Sonoro Festival, Verbier Festival, Les Flâneries Musicales de Reims.. She performs with artists such as Renaud Capuçon, Gérard Caussé, Philippe Graffin, Shani Diluka, Gary Hoffman, Benedict Kloeckner, Anna Fedorova, Léa Hennino, and Adam Laloum. . she has already performed throughout the world in prestigious venues such as the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin, the Tokyo International Forum, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Victoria Hall in Geneva and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
Passionately invested in the chamber music repertoire, she played as first violin of the Hieronymus String Quartet for three years, then with the Trio Sōra with whom she recorded the six great Beethoven Trios for a triple album released by the Naïve label. Acclaimed by international critics, the album also received a Choc Classica of the year 2021.
Fascinated by the symphonic repertoire, Clémence de Forceville has been first concertmaster of the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and the Orchestre National de Lille, and is regularly invited as concertmaster in various ensembles and orchestras. She has distinguished herself in concerts by playing/conducting in repertoires ranging from Beethoven to Stravinsky, notably at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées where she received critical acclaim. She has also performed within the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Pierre Boulez Ensemble. She will be playing from march 2023 as first concertmaster of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne.
Since 2021 she has been teaching at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris as an assistant in Philippe Graffin's class.
Thanks to the generous support of the Boubo-Music Foundation, Clémence plays a violin by Lorenzo Storioni dating from 1777.