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Born in Paris in 1987, Louis Rodde trained with Philippe Bary and Philippe Muller and then studied at the Paris Conservatory in the class of Roland Pidoux, before perfecting his skills with Peter Bruns at the Hochschule in Leipzig. He has also worked in master classes with artists such as Janos Starker, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Natalia Shakhovskaia, Wolfgang Boettcher, Gary Hoffmann.
In 2009, Louis founded the Karenina trio with pianist Paloma Kouider and violinist Anna Göckel. Trained by the members of the Ysaÿe Quartet at the CRR in Paris, the trio also benefits from the advice of many eminent pedagogues within the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA), which it will join in 2011, and is in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris. In December 2012, the Karenina trio became a winner of the Banque Populaire Corporate Foundation.
Named "Classical Revelation" of the Adami and winner of the Cziffra Foundation in 2011, Louis is
also winner of the Epernay (1st prize) and Flame (2nd prize) competitions. It also offers a
important series of awards within its trio: before winning the 1st prize at the Charles Hennen Competition in Heerlen (Netherlands) in April 2012, the Karenina Trio won the Club-Services Prize of the Ravel Academy (2010), the International Pro Musicis Prize (2011) and a special prize at the Joseph Haydn Competition in Vienna (2012).
Louis has given concerts in many European countries (France, Italy, Slovenia, Bulgaria,
Great Britain, Spain, Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Sweden, Switzerland...), in venues such as the New Century in Lille, the Musikverein and the Schönbrunn Castle Theatre in Vienna, the Palacio de Musica in Santander, the Théâtre du Ranelagh, the Cité de la Musique, the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris, the Salle Molière in Lyon and the Bulgaria Hall in Sofia. He has performed solo with orchestra ("Ashford Festival of Arts", Festival FLAME in Salzburg, oratoire du Louvre in Paris) in Haydn, Saint-Saëns, Dvorak concertos and chamber music in various festivals and academies (including the Festival Pablo Casals in Prades, the Encuentro de Musica de Santander, the International Academy of Villecroze, the Musikforum Trenta of the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Festival International de La Roque d'Anthéron, the Académie Ravel, the Rencontres de violoncelle de Belaye or the Ravéliades de Ciboure). He has had the opportunity to perform in concert with artists such as Vladimir Mendelssohn, Peter Cropper, Silvia Marcovici, Emmanuelle Bertrand, François Salque, Miguel Da Silva and Roland Pidoux. Her concerts have been regularly broadcast on France Musique ("le magazine des festivals" presented by Arnaud Merlin, "concert du matin" and "concert jeunes interprètes" presented by Gaëlle Le Gallic, "Les invités d'Arièle" presented by Arièle Butaux), as well as on Dutch (Radio 4) and Austrian (ORF) channels.
Also interested in orchestral practice, Louis was principal cello of the orchestra of
the Santander Academy, and a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. For the 2010-2011 season, he has joined the Academy of the Orchestra of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
During the 2011-2012 season, Louis gave numerous concerts, notably as part of the Epau musical season, in Paris for the "Jeunes Talents" program, at the Festival des Nuits d'été au Pausylippe (Naples), as well as at the Salle Cortot. He has performed with the ensembles "Le Concert Idéal" and "Les Dissonances", or as a soloist with the orchestra l'Ensemble Parisien in Beethoven's Triple Concerto. He made his debut in 2013 at the Salle Pleyel, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris, and performed in numerous programmes and festivals.
Louis Rodde has received support from the Meyer and SYLF foundations, as well as from the Academy of
Villecroze. Winner of the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) for the year 2011-2012, he became in 2012 a godchild of the Accenture Foundation, whom he thanks for his generous support. He plays a cello made for him by luthier Jean-Louis Prochasson.