MEERMANN-MURET, Swetlana (RUS/FRA)
Art Song Course, Chamber Music
Swetlana Meermann-Muret's artistic craft is located at the confluence of three cultures: Russian, German and French. Her musical talents are expressed under multiple facets be it on the international scene in quality of soloist, chamber musician, accompanist or as a teacher.
Swetlana never had doubts about her vocation: the piano immediately imposed to her in a natural way and she attended the Special School of Arts for gifted children in her home town, Lipezk. She completed her master degree as a soloist and her pedagogical degree at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt. In 2010 she completed her postgraduate diploma (Konzertexamen) as concert pianist with highest distinctions at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe in Germany. Her teachers were Irina Edelstein, Michael Uhde, Markus Stange. Beside this she completed her education in France at the National Music Conservatories in Lyon and Paris (CNSMD) working with famous pianists as Géry Moutier and Brigitte Engerer and perfected her piano playing with numerous master classes.
Swetlana Meermann-Muret has gathered her rich experiences in the educational field as a teacher and collaborative pianist working at the Musikhochschule in Karlsruhe and Frankfurt, at the Landesmusikgymnasium in Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, at the Conservatoire Départemental in Bourg-la-Reine, at the Conservatoire Régional (CRR) and at the music school for adults and at the university in Lyon in France. She gives master classes at the Landesmusikakademie of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany and for several years she has been teaching art song and chamber music at the Crescendo Summer Institute in Hungary.
Swetlana Meermann-Muret won her first prize at a competition at the age of 11. After that numerous prizes and awards followed in Russia, Germany, Italy and France. In 2015 she became one of the winners of the 8th International Art Song Competion Lied et Mélodie in Gordes, France.
A pianist sought for her finesse, Swetlana has a vaste repertoire ranging from baroque music to contemporary music including contemporary improvisation. She likes to make her public discover certain composers little frequented such as Lekeu, Ljadov, Medtner, Glier, Gavrilin, Chedrin. It is also significant that her first CD included a piece by Rodion Chedrin beside famous composers.
Passionate about chamber music, Swetlana obtained a scholarship from the German national foundation Villa Musica which offered her the opportunity to learn and to perform with renowned musicians. She has created different chamber music groups and duos with singers. With her Duo Vocalise she explores primarily Russian art song. She has also realised projects with actors being part of "Estivales musicales" in Switzerland and "Ars Sacra Festival" in Romania. Together with cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker Swetlana was part of a humanitarian project Music Road Rwanda in 2013.