Marie Vermeulin


Awarded at the Tournoi International de Musique (Rome, 2004 - First Prize), the International Competition of Musical Execution Maria Canals (Barcelona, 2006 - Second Prize and Prize of the youngest finalist), the Olivier Messiaen International Competition (Paris, 2007 - Second Prize), and the International Pro Musicis Award (Paris, 2009), Marie Vermeulin is doubtlessly one of the most promising pianists came to light on the international stage these past few years. Supported by several foundations (Mécénat Musical Société Générale...) and the Institut Français when she tours abroad, she was acknowledged in very little time for her style, made of technical temerity, finesse and maturity. She has been invited by many leading festivals and venues, where her passionate and unique personality worked wonders in an extensive repertoire.

In Paris, she has performed at the Cité de la Musique, the Petit Palais, the Bastille Opera Amphitheatre, the Musée d'Orsay Auditorium and at the Auteuil Greenhouses. She has been invited by the Salle Molière and the Embarcadère in Lyon, the Salle de l'Institut in Orléans, the Centre Pompidou-Metz, several "Scènes nationales" (Evry, Besançon, Châteauroux...), the Vincennes Auditorium, the Corbeil-Essonnes, Étampes, Pontoise and Aurillac theatres, the Solliès-Pont and Aulteribe castles (Monuments nationaux concert series), as well as the Chambord festival (dir. Vanessa Wagner), the Lille Piano(s) festival, the Touquet Piano Folies, the Annecy Nuit du piano, the Rochebonne and Charité-sur-Loire festivals, as well as the Festival Messiaen au Pays de la Meije which is a priviledged partner of hers...

She is sought after abroad as well, giving recitals in Spain – in Madrid (Circulo de Bellas Artes/Teatro Real) at Gerard Mortier's invitation, in Barcelona (Palau de la Musica) and within the Sitges and Blanes festivals –, in Italy (Monopoli and Bari festivals), in Germany (Kulturkreis Gasteig in Munich), but also in Lithuania, Lebanon, Algeria, Moldavia, Montenegro, Finland... Her first tour in South-East Asia (Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, 2012) was a great success.

Marie Vermeulin interpreted Clara Schumann's concerto with the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Toulon (Debora Waldman) and the Orchestre Symphonique de Mâcon (Eric Geneste), Chopin's first concerto, Schumann's and Tchaikovsky's first concerto with Kaunas Philharmonic Orchestra (Pavel Berman), Mozart’s K453 with Sir Paul Goodwin and the Wallonie Chamber Orchestra, Ravel’s concerto in G with the Orchestra Del Valles (Salvador Brotons) and the Lebanon National Orchestra (Claire Levacher), Haydn's Hob.XVIII:4 and XVIII:11 concertos with National Chamber Orchestre of Moldava (Didier Talpin). She also interpreted Messiaen’s Oiseaux exotiques with the Ensemble Intercontemporain under the direction of Pierre Boulez.
She is used to deliver lectures and give master classes related to her concerts, most particularly about Olivier Messiaen's work. She has been working on contemporary writings for several years, in close collaboration with composers such as Alain Louvier, Bruno Ducol, Mauro Lanza, Ramon Humet, Philippe Fénelon and Pierre Boulez.

In November 2014 Marie Vermeulin gets the prize of Simone and Cino Del Duca Foundation at the Institut de France.
After her studies with Jacqueline Dussol and Marie-Paule Siruguet, Marie Vermeulin obtained her degree at the Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatoire in 2001. She then completed a course at the Lyon CNSMD, notably with Hortense Cartier-Bresson and Edson Elias; she was studying at the same time with Lazar Berman in Florence and at the Imola Accademia Pianistica Internazionale. She finally became a disciple of Roger Muraro, with whom she has deeply improved her knowledge of 20th century French music. Thanks to master classes, she had the opportunity to meet personalities such as Zoltan Kocsis, Klaus Hellwig, Florent Boffard, Gérard Frémy, Jean-François Heisser, Akiko Ebi, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Eric Heidsieck, Tamas Vasary, David Lively, Jean-Claude Pennetier...

In 2008 – the year of Olivier Messiaen's centenary – Universal asked Marie Vermeulin to participate in the composer's complete work recording, under Deutsche Grammophon label (Fantasia for violin and piano beside Daniel Hope, Vocalise for high voice and piano, together with soprano Nathalie Manfrino).
Marie Vermeulin's first (and very much expected) CD recital was released in 2013: dedicated to Olivier Messiaen, this recording delighted both critics and public. It won the precious ffff award of Télérama (Gilles Macassar).
Her last CD is devoted to Debussy and released in 2016 under Le Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo Label.