Irénée Krumenacker, viola
Irénée Krumenacker started playing the viola at age 6 at the Conservatoire of Lyon under Cécile Beaujon, Fabienne Perrin and Stéphane Marcel, where he obtained his “Diplôme d’Etudes Musicales” in 2010. He continued his studies at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève under Miguel da Silva, where he obtained his master’s degree in 2017. He has benefited from the guidance of such renowned violists as Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Louis Fima, Françoise Gnéri and Atar Arad at the Music Academy of Villecroze, as well as of leading chamber musicians such as Hatto Beyerle, Erich Höbarth and Gabor Takacs-Nagy. As a soloist he has performed Walton’s Concerto with the Orchestre du Conservatoire de Lyon and Mozart’s Symphonie Concertante with the Orchestre Buissonier in the vicinity of Geneva. In 2011 and 2012 he played in the Orchestre Français des Jeunes. In 2013 he joined Osmose, an ensemble which, depending on the repertoire, varies in size from a quartet to an octet. In 2014 he took part in the European Union Youth Orchestra, of which he was the solo viola in the spring of 2015. In 2016 he won the Gottfried von Einem Prize awarded by the eponymous foundation and the prize of the Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux awarded by the Ravel Academy in 2017. He has recorded a Tchaikovsky CD devoted to the Souvenir de Florence with La Camerata du Léman, as well as four piano concertos by Mozart with Quatuor Ernest. He plays in the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and in the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève. He is a member of La Camerata du Léman and of Quatuor Ernest.
Since September 2018 Irénée Krumenacker has been artist-in-residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel under the tutelage of Miguel da Silva.