Emmanuelle Le Cann

Emmanuelle Le Cann

  • Concertist
  • Professor at the Conservatoiry of Beauvais
  • Membre of Trio « Una corda »

A lifelong devotee of chamber music, the pianist Emmanuelle Le Cann formed the Duo Le CannLejeune with the cellist Matthieu Lejeune in 1977 and has also been pianist with the Trio Una Corda since 2002. Winner of numerous international competitions with both ensembles, she has performed throughout the Europa, the United States, the Middle East and Africa.

She has appeared as soloist in various festivals (including with the Orchestre National de Lille and the Orchestre Paul Kuentz) and has performed in such prestigious concert halls as the Salle Pleyel, Chopin-Pleyel, and the Royal Festival Hall, London, playing with Alexandre Brussilovski, Valérie Aimard, Carole Dauphin... Her recording of music for two pianos “Gershwin and his French friends” (Arion-Verany) was highly commended by the magazine Le Monde de la Musique.

After benefitting from a solid musical training in Brittany, she studied with Alain Planès and Hortense Cartier-Bresson at the Paris Conservatoire for three years, graduating in piano and in chamber music (class of Daria Hovora). She continued her studies in London with Joan Havill at the Guildhall School, winning the international competition TWYICA. In parallel, she undertook two post-graduate courses at the Paris Conservatoire, in chamber music (studying with Alain Meunier) and in Pedagogy (with Marie-Françoise Bucquet). She further expanded her horizons through contact with pianists of such differing personalities as André Gorog, Vlado Perlemuter, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Pascal Devoyon, Pierre Réach, Christine Paraschos, Igor Laszko and Anne Queffélec. She has also placed great importance on being able to work alongside musicians such as Roland Pidoux, David Walter and Jorge Chaminé.

Emmanuelle Le Cann also devotes a lot of her time to teaching: she is currently professor at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental de Beauvais. She regularly participates in prestigious summer schools such as Musicalta at Rouffach, or Florigammes in the Auvergne.