Biography

Clément Pimenta is one of the most highly demanded French violists of his generation. Equally at ease as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, he flourishes in all facets of the musician's life.

At only 20 years old, Clément has already been invited to numerous festivals: Festival International de piano de la Roque d’Anthéron, Festival Pablo Casals de Prades, Festival Musique de Chambre en Normandie, le Centre de Musique de Chambre de Paris, Les Pianissimes…
He shares the stage with artists such as Claudio Bohórquez, Marc Danel, Guillaume Chillemme, David Gaillard...

He is a member of the Astor Quartet (formed in Paris with Vassily Chmykov, Clément Verschave and Bogeun Park) and of the Möbius Quartet, which is mainly dedicated to the interpretation of contemporary music.

Il prend également part à des projets au sein de grandes formations orchestrales telles que Les Dissonances, L’Orchestre National de Lille, L’Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc (alto solo), L’Orchestre de Paris…

This activity leads him to perform on major international stages: Philharmonie de Paris, Salle Cortot, Salle Gaveau, Opéra de Lille, Cathédrale des Invalides, Kiev Philharmonie, Nouveau Siècle de Lille, Newcastle‘s Sage Gateshead, London’s Cadogan Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall...

In the media, he appears on France Musique, Arte Concert, France TV, Recithall, Diapason...

Originaire du Nord de la France, Clément découvre l’alto à 9 ans, à Roncq, sa ville natale. Il rejoint rapidement le CRR de Lille sous les conseils de Juliette Danel et poursuivra ensuite sa formation au CNSM de Paris, admis à 15 ans à l’unanimité du jury dans la classe de Jean Sulem. Il doit sa formation à Juliette Danel, Marc Danel, Virginie Jacquin, Jean Sulem, Marc Desmons, et a aussi bénéficié des conseils d’Adrien La Marca, Lise Berthaud, Tatjana Masurenko, Odile Auboin…

He has won several national and international prizes: Special Jury Prize at the 2016 French National Competition for Young Violists, Honorary Prize (Highest distinction) at the Léopold Bellan International Competition, 2nd Prize at the International Triumph of Art Competition in Brussels...

A graduate of the Paris CNSM, he is currently continuing his studies in Switzerland, at the prestigious International Menuhin Music Academy (IMMA), under the guidance of Ivan Vukcevic and Gérard Caussé.

He is supported by the Meyer Foundation and the Tarazzi Funds.