St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Louise Cournarie - piano

Friday, 4 July at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Louise Cournarie - piano


Partita n 6 in e minor



Sonata reminiscenza

Louise Cournarie began the piano at the age of 3 at the Toulouse Conservatoire in France.
Her first experience on stage was as a soloist in children's operas with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, playing the role of the cat in Brundibar by Hans Kraza, along with many others. A few years later she met with the French pianist Racha Arodaky, a former student of Dominique Merlet and Murray Perahia. Following his recommendation, Louise decided to go to Paris to study the piano with him.

After completing her baccalaureate at 17, she obtained a piano prize with honours from the conservatoire. She was accepted into the Guildhall School of Music and Drama of London, and is currently completing her undergraduate degree with Professor Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva. With his guidance she was able to significantly develop her playing, working on aspects of technique and musicality, culminating in her success at The International Competition of Ile de France and in 2012, where she won 2nd prize. In 2011 she worked as the assistant director for Racha Arodaky's recording of Bach's Partitas. Since 2011 she has studied the fortepiano with Maggie Cole.

Louise has had the privilege of working with many performers of international standing, such as Pascal Devoyon, Peter Donohoe, Paul Roberts, and Emanuel Krasovsky. In 2013, she was accepted with scholarship into the postgraduate course at the Royal Academy of Music. She performs regularly in Paris and London.