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Parisian violinist Solenn Séguillon performs nationally and internationally as a soloist and chamber music musician. She completed a tour of China as soloist with the American Philharmonic Orchestra and returned to perform the Chausson Poème with the same orchestra. She has appeared as soloist with several other symphony orchestras including the Southeast Iowa Symphony, the Bear Valley Music Festival Orchestra and the Knox-Galesburg Symphony, performing the Brahms double with Aleron Trio cellist Anne Suda. This spring, Solenn's performances highlights included the Beethoven Triple Concerto with One Found Sound Chamber Orchestra in San Francisco and with the Venice Symphony in Florida under the baton of Maestro Imre Palló.
Peter Jaret of Classical Sonoma wrote of Solenn’s performance of Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, “Even in the highest register, her tone was warm and musical. There were moments when the audience seemed to be barely breathing.”

With her ensemble Aleron Trio, Solenn was invited to the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme at Aldeburgh Music in England and to the Banff Chamber Music Residency in Canada in 2014. Aleron Trio also won the 2014 Berkeley Piano Club Emerging Artist Award and was last season’s Ensemble-in-Residence at the Old First Concert Series in San Francisco. The San Francisco Examiner.com wrote of an Aleron Trio performance, “They focused in on every detail, never missing out on any tricks; and, by dutifully respecting [the composer’s] every demand, they allowed the rest of us to sit back and enjoy every bit of the fun.”

Solenn has performed on three critically acclaimed tours of France with her trio and recently completed a residency with the Southeast Iowa Symphony performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto and giving 17 school and community outreach presentations. Solenn will perform the Triple Concerto next season with One Found Sound chamber orchestra in San Francisco and with the Venice Symphony Orchestra in Florida. Aleron Trio has been mentored by members of the Alexander String Quartet, participating in the Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar twice, and has worked with members of the Juilliard String Quartet, Brentano String Quartet, Pavel Haas Quartet, Tokyo Quartet, St. Lawrence Quartet, and with pianists Robert McDonald, Mack McCray, Paul Hersh, and Klára Würtz.

As violinist of the San Francisco-based Hurd Ensemble (www.hurdensemble.com), Solenn enjoys pushing the boundaries of contemporary music by performing original works by the ensemble’s founder that unify the worlds of electronic and classical music. The Hurd Ensemble was selected to perform at the 2012 Switchboard Music Festival and regularly appears in concert throughout California.

Solenn has performed many solo and chamber music concerts in Paris and in French summer festivals. She also performed in festivals and master classes throughout Europe including the International Festival of the Fondazione Musicale Santa Cecilia di Portogruaro with Pavel Vernikov, Master Class of Puigcerda with Eduard Wulfson, Master Class of “La Sorbonne” with Natalia Gutman and Vadim Repin, the International Master Class of Champs-sur-Marne with Hagaï Shaham and the Zephyr Chamber Music Festival in Courmayeur, Italy. Solenn also enjoys performing as an orchestral musician, previously serving as concertmaster of the Unesco Orchestra and most recently performing with the San Francisco Symphony.

After graduating from the Paris Regional National Conservatory, Solenn studied with Pavel Vernikov at la Scola Musica di Fiezole in Italy, with Igor Volochine, and with Eduard Wulfson, chair of the Stradivarius Society in Europe. She received her Bachelor of Music and her Master degree from the San Francisco Conservatory as a student of German violinist Axel Strauss. She was the recipient of the Vincent Constantino and the Lester A. Holmes Scholarships.