Véronique BONNECAZE

Président

Founder of Musica ClubVéronique Bonnecaze is a classical concert pianist and piano teacher on the faculty of École Normale de Musique de Paris.

She studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where she was awarded first prizes in piano and chamber music. She also won prizes and was a finalist at international piano competitions (CIEM Genève, Mavi Marcoz, Pescara, Jaen…). She now pursues her career as a international soloist.

Many of her recordings were recognized by the press and obtained awards.

She has also directed the Half Past Noon Concerts at the Cortot Concert Hall and launched numerous musical events (Harmonies du Soir at the Plaza Athénée hotel in Paris, Biscarrosse Music Academy, Musical Emotions at the Cercle France-Amériques in Paris, the France-Piano Competition in Tokyo, and the Arcachon International Piano Competition).

Véronique Bonnecaze now aims at building on her experience to bring together friends and music lovers who share into her passion. Her objective is to propose concerts with original programming, performed by renowned or young and talented artists, in exceptional venues.

Harold C. SCHONBERG (Music Critic at the New York Times)

The sound is warm and full of color, never pushed, never banged out. The interpretations are aristocratic and poetic, yet strong enough to encompass the big moments of the music. In general, these performances look back to the true romantic tradition as represented by such pianists of the past as Joseph Lhevinne. Very few pianists of our time have this kind of elegance and taste Ms.Bonnecaze has. 

Alain LOMPECH  (Music Critic at Le Monde and Diapason)

Ms.Bonnecaze’s artistry is impressive. She allows no mannerism or sentimality to interfere between the music and the listener and she makes no attempt to attract attention on any interesting or novel ideas she may happen to entertain.

Instead, as much as possible given their difficulty, she plays the Études exactly as they are written and the result is sheer music! The austerity of her style is not unlike Wilhelm Backhaus’ as she unleashes an impressive amount of energy sourced in a deep knowledge of the big picture to bring forward the music and nothing else. 

Stéphane FRIEDERICH (Chief Editor of the Magazine PIANISTE)

 » … Véronique Bonnecaze’s recital is a demonstration of musicality. She displays an impressive gamut of nuances and boldness in the breathing of the music as well a extreme thoughtfulness allowing her to find an equilibrium between the requirements of the spectacular (Liszt paraphrases with almost orchestral qualities) and the supple delivery of voices (the March from “Funérailles” is a demonstration of legibility and clarity).