Irène Duval
*1992 in France

2014-2017 Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
Studies with Mihaela Martin
funded by the Benno und Ursula Stork-Wersborg Scholarship

2011 Violin Masterclasses, participant

2015 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

2016 Chamber Music Connects the World, junior

2017 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

2019 Geigen Meisterkurse, Konzert

Irène Duval


French violinist Irène Duval, born in 1992, completed her Master’s degree with Roland Daugareil in Paris, where she gained her chamber music degree in 2012 and her violin degree, with distinction, in May 2013.     She has already performed as a soloist with renowned French and European orchestras such as the Dresdner Philharmonie, the Vogtland Philharmonie, the Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine and the Orchestre de Caen. Irène Duval also gives regular concerts with pianist Pierre-Yves Hodique and cellist Aurélien Pascal in a piano trio and forms a violin duo with Virgil Boutellis. Irène Duval has taken part in numerous festivals such as La Folle Journée in Nantes and Japan, the Festival 1001 Notes, the Deauville Easter Festival, the Giverny Chamber Music Festival and the Pablo Casals Festival. Her outstanding competition successes include first prize and the audience prize at the Avignon International Violin Competition in 2009 and 2010 and first prize at the Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition in 2011, where her exceptional interpretation of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto was also praised. In 2016 she recorded the album ‘Poèmes’ (Mirare) with Pierre-Yves Hodique.

Irène Duval plays a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin of 1850, a copy of the Sancy Stradivarius, which is on loan to her by a private sponsor.

In 2011 Irène Duval took part in Kronberg Academy’s Violin Masterclasses & Concerts as an active participant as well as in the Kronberg Academy Festival 2015. In 2016 she participated in Chamber Music Connects the World. From 2014 to 2017 Irène Duval has been studying at Kronberg Academy with Mihaela Martin. These studies were funded by the Benno und Ursula Stork-Wersborg Scholarship.

Last updated: November 2016