Artists biographies
Hélène Clément

Born in France in 1988, Hélène Clément has already been recognized as one of the most gifted and accomplished violists of her generation.

As a chamber musician, she has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Wigmore Hall in London, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the Gardner Museum in Boston, the Auditorium de Dijon, in the Salle Gaveau, the Salle Cortot, and the Cité de la Musique, all in Paris, and in other venues throughout Europe. Her chamber music partners have included Nicloas Altstaedt, Jonathan Biss, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Mitsuko Uchida and Peter Wispelwey, as well as the Brentano String Quartet and the Nash Ensemble.

Since September 2013, she is the viola player of the Doric String Quartet, with which she performs around the world, for example in Japan, Israel, Australia, America and New Zealand. Recent highlights include recitals at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Musikverein, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Hamburg Laeiszhalle and De Singel, and regular performances at the Wigmore Hall.

Alongside main season concerts the Quartet has a busy festival schedule and has performed at the Aldeburgh, Carinthischer Sommer, Edinburgh, Grafenegg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Musica Viva Sydney and West Cork Festivals, collaborating with artists including Ian Bostridge, Andreas Haefliger, Aleksandar Madžar, Alexander Melnikov, Daniel Müller-Schott, Mark Padmore and Cédric Tiberghien.

Since 2010 the Quartet has recorded exclusively for Chandos Records. Future releases will include works by Haydn, Schubert and Mendelssohn.

Ms. Clément is a frequent guest at the Marlboro Music Festival in America; in her native Europe, she has been a guest at the Festival des Arcs, Festival Opus, Prussia Cove, Festival les Fondamentales and the Festival le Printemps des Alizés, among many others.

Ms. Clément studied with Jean Sulem, Hariolf Schlichtig and Tabea Zimmermann.

She plays a viola made in 2008 by the luthier Stephan von Baehr.

Hélène Clément © George Garnier Hélène Clément © George Garnier

Appearances at the
Beethovenfest 2017