Born in 1984, Fanny Clamagirand studied the violin with Larissa Kolos before joining Jean-Jacques Kantorow’s postgraduate course at the Conservatoire de Paris at the age of 16. She obtained her Artist Diploma under Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music, London, before coaching with Pavel Vernikov at the Vienna Conservatory. She has won numerous prizes and awards, in particular first prize at the 2005 Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna and at the 2007 Monte Carlo Violin Masters Competition. Considered one of the leading violinists of her generation, Fanny Clamagirand has made her mark on the most prestigious international venues and festivals and has performed with numerous renowned orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestre National de France. The elegance, sensitivity and authority of her performances are warmly received by critics. Her first recording, of the Six Solo Sonatas by Ysaÿe (Nascor, 2007) was highly acclaimed by the press, and her Naxos recording of the Saint-Saëns Violin Concertos (8.572037) was awarded a Choc by Classica in February 2011. She is a regular guest on French and foreign radio and television shows and in 2012 appeared on the ARTE television show ‘Stars of Tomorrow’. Fanny Clamagirand, who is currently supported by Anne-Sophie Mutter and Vladimir Spivakov, plays a 1700 Matteo Goffriller violin.