Isabelle Faust

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Isabelle Faust appears with some of the world’s finest orchestras, including the Berliner and Münchner Philharmoniker, Orchestre de Paris, Boston Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Mahler Chamber Orchestra, under such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Giovanni Antonini, Ji˘rí B˘elohlávek, Franz Brüggen, Daniel Harding or Mariss Jansons,
Whilst not neglecting the classical and romantic repertoire, Isabelle Faust is a noted interpreter of the great twentieth-century works of Feldman, Jolivet, Ligeti, Nono, and Scelsi. She has premiered pieces by such composers as Olivier Messiaen, Werner Egk or Jörg Widmann, and works dedicated to her by the composers Thomas Larcher and Michael Jarrell (2009).
Isabelle Faust has made several recordings of chamber music for harmonia mundi on both modern and period instruments with her partner Alexander Melnikov. Many of her critically acclaimed CDs have won prizes, including the Diapason d’Or and the Gramophone Award.
Isabelle Faust plays the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Stradivarius of 1704, kindly loaned to her by the L-Bank Baden Württemberg.