French pianist Claire Chevallier is much in demand across Europe for solo recitals, chamber music and concertos. Highly acclaimed for her concerts and award winning recordings, Claire specializes in historical informed performance.
She got her musical education at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles with Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden and Guy Van Waas, where she was awarded first prize in piano and chamber music. She became fascinated with the fortepiano during her studies via a masterclass given by Jos van Immerseel. She began to concentrate on the historical background and the evolution in the building art of the fortepiano. She thus developed extensive expertise in historical keyboards.
She has appeared regularly as soloist or chambriste in Cité de la Musique in Paris, Salle Pleyel, Opéra de Dijon, Académies musicales de Saintes, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vredenburg Utrecht, Netwerk Oude Muziek Utrecht, Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci, Brühl Schloss Konzerte, Musikfestspiele Bremen, Salzburg Mozarteum, Kölner Fest für alte Musik... In Belgium, she was invited by among others BOZAR and Kaaitheater in Brussels, Concertgebouw Bruges, MA Festival Bruges, the Festival of Flanders Ghent, AMUZ and deSingel in Antwerp.
Since 2004, she has been teaching fortepiano at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles. For the 2007 and 2010 edition, she was a jury member of the International Fortepiano Competition, organised by the Musica Antiqua Festival in Bruges. In 2014 she was a jury member of the Liszt Competition Utrecht and n 2018 of the 1rst International Chopin competition on period intsruments in Warsaw,Poland.
Her solo recordings are dedicated to Satie (Zig-Zag Outhere 2008), Liszt (Dolce Volta, HM 2011) and Moussorgski (Cyprès-records, Outhere 2016). In duo two piano’s with Jos van Immerseel, she recorded "Pièces à deux pianos" (Saint-Saëns, Poulenc, Franck, Infante), "Suites" by Rachmaninoff, Schubert works for four hands in the box "Schubertiade" (Alpha Outhere). As a soloist she recorded also the "Concerto pour ma main gauche" by Ravel, and the "Concerto pour deux pianos" by Poulenc, with Anima Eterna orchestra.