The soloists of the Ensemble intercontemporain
Jeanne-Marie Conquer

Born in 1965, Jeanne-Marie Conquer won the First Prize for violin at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) at the age of 15 and continued with higher studies in the classes of Pierre Amoyal (violin) and Jean Hubeau (chamber music). She became a member of the Ensemble intercontemporain in 1985. Jeanne-Marie Conquer has developed close artistic relationships with contemporary composers and has in particular worked with György Kurtág, György Ligeti (on the Trio with Horn and Violin Concerto), Peter Eötvös (on his opera Le Balcon) and Ivan Fedele. She has recorded different works on Deutsche Grammophon: Luciano Berio’s Sequenza VIII for solo violin, and Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Ode to Napoleon, as well as Pierre Boulez’s Anthèmes and Anthèmes II for a publication by Jean-Jacques Nattiez on the composer’s work.
Jeanne-Marie Conquer was the soloist in Anthèmes II at the Lucerne Festival in 2002 and the first Latin American performance of the work in Buenos Aires in 2006, and in György Ligeti’s Violin Concerto at the Paris Cité de la Musique for his 80th birthday in 2003. Apart from her soloist career, Jeanne-Marie Conquer teaches at the Conservatoire Municipal W. A. Mozart (Paris 1st district) and the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP).