Adèle Ginestet, viola

Adèle Ginestet (b. 1998) is a French violist. She started out in music by taking horn lessons from her father, in her hometown of Rodez, Aveyron. She discovered the viola at the age of 9 and her training continued apace, securing her a place at the Toulouse Conservatoire in Louis Merlet’s class at the age of 15. In 2016 she joined the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMD), studying under Jean Sulem, Marc Desmons and Odile Auboin.

During her training in Paris, Adèle spent some time abroad, studying with Jeffrey Irvine at the Cleveland Institute of Music in the US in 2017. She joined an intensive string quartet program led by the Cavani String Quartet and attended masterclasses with the Emerson String Quartet and the Danish String Quartet.
In 2020–21 she refined her skills with Roland Glassl at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, while finishing her studies at the Conservatoire de Paris.
In September 2021, she joined the class of Tatjana Masurenko and Ronen Shifron at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne as a Master Soloist. In June 2023 she made her solo debut with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra in Martinů’s Rhapsody-Concerto, conducted by Nicolas Chalvin.
Adèle will be joining the class of violist Miguel da Silva at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in September 2023.

An orchestra enthusiast, she was selected to take part in the 2019 and 2020 seasons of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, conducted by Herbert Blomstedt and Jonathan Nott. She has performed in renowned venues, such as the Konzerthaus and the Musikverein in Vienna, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In France, Adèle is regularly invited to play with such major orchestras as Opéra National de Paris and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

An avid chamber musician, she has been invited to several festivals in France (including Rencontres Musicales de Saint-Cézaire, Musique au Palais, Mille Sources, Nice Classic Live Festival, Les Musicales de la Vallée aux Loups and Les Mélusicales) in various chamber music formations, and she has already shared the stage with musicians such as Stéphanie Marie-Degand, Philippe Graffin and François Salque. In 2021 she was invited to participate in a chamber music residency at Lommoye, under the direction of Renaud Capuçon.

She has benefited from the advice from Gérard Caussé, Nobuko Imai, Miguel da Silva, Lawrence Power and Ori Kam, at the Villecroze Music Academy, the Maurice Ravel International Music Academy and the Hindemith Foundation in Blonay, Switzerland, among others.

Adèle was sponsored by ADAMI in 2021 and has been supported by the Fondation Safran pour la Musique since July 2022.