Adrien Boisseau

2013 - 2015 Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
studying with Nobuko Imai
funded by the Gingko scholarship


2012 Chamber Music Connects the World, Junior   

2013 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

2015 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

2018 Mit Musik – Miteinander, Tutor

2019 Mit Musik – Miteinander, Tutor

2019 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

Adrien Boisseau


When Adrien Boisseau discovers the music at the age of five, he almost immediately is decided to become a musician. At that time, he loves his instrument, the viola, just as much as the piano and singing. After attending the music school of Nevers and the Regional Conservatory of Saint-Maur, Adrien integrates the CNSM of Paris at the age of 14 becoming a student of Jean Sulem.

In 2009, aged 17, Adrien picks First Prize as well as the Audience Award at the International Max Rostal Competition and is subsequently invited to make his debut at the Philharmonie in Berlin in 2011, with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin conducted by Krzysztof Urbanski.

After getting his diploma with the congratulations of the jury at the National Conservatory in Paris, Adrien decides to continue his studies with Tabea Zimmermann in Berlin. Her teaching focuses style and a harmonious approach of the instrument. At the same time, Adrien is successful in several competitions, in Tokyo in 2012 (4th Prize and Prize of the Public) and in Moscow in 2013 (2nd Prize). He starts to be a soloist with orchestras such as the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Münchener Kammerorchester, the Moscow Soloists, Sinfonieorchester Liechtenstein, the Zagreb Soloists...

From 2013, Adrien improves his skills with prestigious teachers of the Kronberg Academy: András Schiff, Nobuko Imaï, Steven Isserlis, Christoph Eschenbach, Ivry Gitlis. He studies at inspiring academies such as Prussia Cove in Cornwall or Verbier in Switzerland, two magic places where he develops his musical ideas and meets the best young soloists of his generation.

For Adrien, since long, chamber music represents the opportunity to share the most intimate feelings. He is the guest of the Festivals of Deauville, Radio-France Montpellier, Menuhin in Gstaad, Schleswig-Holstein, Moments Musicaux La Baule, Flâneries de Reims, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Stavanger and many more. His partners are Anne Queffélec, Olivier Charlier, Henri Demarquette, Eric Le Sage, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Adam Laloum, Edgar Moreau...

In 2014, Adrien wins the title of Young Artist of the Year of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA). At Warsaw's prestigious Philharmonic Hall he plays the Romance by Bruch with the Polish Iuventus Orchestra conducted by José Maria Florencio. The jury says: "At his young age, the French viola player Adrien Boisseau is, quite apart from his technical skills and the beauty of his sound, a singularly mature and introspective musician."

Adrien's life completely changes in 2015 when he is asked to join the famous Quatuor Ebène, one of the foremost string quartets in the world. He appears with the quartet in the most famous halls (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall) and with the most renowned musicians (Mitsuko Uchida, Matthias Goerne, Anne Sofie von Otter, Nicholas Angelich, Martin Fröst...).

In the same year, Oehms Classics publishes his first CD, a Schumann recital with pianist Gaspard Dehaene. The album gets ravishing reviews (Musik und Theater, Gramophone, Pizzicato).

In 2012 Adrien Boisseau participated as "Junior" at Chamber Music Connects the World. In 2013, 2015 and 2019 he performed at the Kronberg Academy Festival, and in 2018 and 2019 he was tutor at Kronberg Academy's chamber music project Mit Musik - Miteinander.

Last updated: October 2019