Anne Le Bozec
The french pianist Anne Le Bozec studied the piano, chamber music and accompaniment with Theodor Paraskivesco, Anne Grapotte, Hartmut Höll and Mitsuko Shirai. She was awarded with three 1st prizes at the Conservatoire National Supérieur, Paris and the Konzertexamen for Lied at the Musikhochschule, Karlsruhe (Germany). Numerous master-classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Leonard Hokanson, Tabea Zimmermann, Gundula Janowitz, Julia Varady, were decisive in her evolution as a musician and a person.
She has won prizes in numerous international competitions: special prize for best accompanying pianist in the Stuttgart international lied competition and the Lili Boulanger competition in Paris, 1st Prize in the Guérande international piano competition, 2nd prize in the International competition Duo Schubert und die Moderne in Graz with the flautist Sandrine Tilly, well known in Korea. She receives grants from the Yamaha Music Foundation, the Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation and the Kunstiftung Baden-Württemberg.
Her regular partners on stage include lyrical artists Sabine Devieilhe, Marc Mauillon, Cyrille Dubois, Janina Baechle, Christian Immler, Philippe Huttenlocher, Amel Brahim-Djelloul, Karen Vourc'h, Isabelle Druet, Didier Henry, Roland Hermann, as well as cellists Alain Meunier, Yan Levionnois, pianists Christian Ivaldi, Flore Merlin, violinists Nicolas Dautricourt, Olivia Hughes, Hélène Collerette, the Ardeo, Navarra and Akilone Quartet, flamenco dancer Sharon Sultan.
A number of her recordings devoted to the Lied repertoire (Schubert, Mahler, Szymanowski, Delage, Wolf, Duparc, Brahms, a tribute to Shakespeare in 2016 and many others) have received enthusiastic reviews. Her complete songs of Chopin with the soprano Urszula Cuvellier is now considered a landmark recording. She has released numerous albums of chamber music, including the full sets of Beethoven’s and Fauré’s sonatas for cello and piano with Alain Meunier. She has also made five recordings of previously unreleased works in the collection Musiciens et la Grande Guerre (Musicians during WW1) on the Hortus Label.
Anne Le Bozec teaches vocal accompaniment at the Conservatoire National Supérieur, Paris and regularly gives master-classes for lied, piano and chamber music. For five years she was in charge of the very first class for French melody in Germany, at the Karlsruhe Musikhochschule. She is the artistic director, together with Alain Meunier, of the chamber music festival Fêtes Musicales de l’Aubrac.