MEERMANN-MURET, Swetlana (RUS/FRA)
Art Song Course, Chamber Music
Swetlana Meermann-Muret is located at the confluence of the 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.
She is regularly invited to give master classes for piano, chamber music and to be a vocal coach for russian/german répértoire at the Academy of Music of Rhineland- Palatinate in Germany and at the International Crescendo Summer Academy in Hungary. In 2013, together with a cellist Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Swetlana was part of Music Road Rwanda where she teached and played humanitarian concerts in Kigali.
Swetlana Meermann-Muret has made her rich experiences in educational field as a teacher and collaborative pianist working at the Musikhochschule in Karlsruhe and Frankfurt, at the Landesmusikakademie in Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, at the Conservatoire Départemental (CRD) in Bourg-la-Reine, at the Conservatoire Régional (CRR) and at the school for adults in Lyon in France.
Swetlana was born in a family of musicians in Lipezk, Russia, where she finished the regional music school for gifted children as one of the best students. Her Master Degree as soloist and her Pedagogical Degree she got at the Musikhochschule Frankfurt. In 2010 she achieved with highest distinctions her Post-graduate Diploma as concert pianist 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 won her first prize at competition at the age of 11. After it 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 in France. She got a scholarship of the Lipezk Region and of the Russian Government. In Germany she was awarded the Lions-Club- Prize, DAAD and ZIRP- scholarships, and in France she was selected for the Académie musicale de Villecroze.
At age of 16 she gave her debut with the State Youth Orchestra Northhampton by Tchaikovsky’s piano Concerto No. 1. She performed with the State Philarmonic Orchestra of the Rhineland-Palatinate and with the Philarmonic State Orchestra of Baden-Baden in Germany.
A pianist sought for her finesse has a big repertoire ranging from Baroque Music to Contemporary Music. She likes to make her public discover certain composers little frequented such as Lekeu, Ljadov, Medtner, Gavrilin, Chedrin. It is also significant that her first CD included one peace of Rodion Chedrin beside famous composers.
Swetlana's passion for chamber music has lead her to create Duo Slavia for piano four hands, Duo Lichtspiel with violin, SwetArtTrio .She also played in duo with contrebasse and saxophone and realised a project with actors at the International Festival Estivales musicales in Switzerland. With her Duo Vocalise she explores first of all Russian vocal repertoire.