Constance Ricard

Cello

Constance Ricard was born in Paris and lives in Berlin, where she plays baroque and modern cello in several ensembles. She studied in Paris with Marc Coppey and later in Leipzig with Peter Bruns. Inspired by an orchestra project led by Jordi Saval and Riccardo Minasi, she went on to study baroque cello with Balázs Máté and then with Jan Freiheit, graduating from the Universität der Künste in Berlin. She works regularly as a guest with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. She also occasionally works with European chamber orchestras such as Geneva Camerata and Les Dissonances. In 2016 she played the premiere of Hermann Keller's hour-long solo piece for a speaking cellist “Ihr sollt die Wahrheit erben”, which she has since performed several times, in particular in 2019 for the German radio in Cologne during the Forum Neuer Musik Festival. But the core of her artistic activity lies in chamber music, which is what led her to become a musician in the first place. In 2017, she started to delve into the string trio repertoire by creating the Franz Trio, with which she has since played concerts all over Germany. Constance is also one of the founding members of the Tamuz Ensemble. A dedicated teacher, Constance has pupils in Berlin and coaches amateur orchestras all over Europe.

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Constance Ricard