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Born in 1992 in Garenne-Colombes, Parisian suburbs, Sélim Mazari began playing piano at the age of 5 with one of his parent's neighbours, Suzel Ginisty, a pupil of the great pianist Brigitte Engerer.
He made such prodigious progress that he was admitted in 2004 to the Conservatoire to study with Pierre Reach, at the age of only 11 years old. During the summer 2003, he took part in a music academy in Nice, where he meets Brigitte Engerer. He is so inspired and influenced by the virtuoso teacher that he chooses to continue his studies with her. He is unanimously admitted to her class at the Superior Conservatoire of Paris, where he improved under her tutelage until her premature death in 2012. He continues his studies with Claire desert as well as Rena Shereshevskaya, Michel Dalberto and Jean-Claude Pennetier at the Academy in Villecroze. After graduating from the Conservatoire, he leaves France for London to pursue studies at the Royal College where he starts working with Dmitri Alexeev. He meets in London Avedis Kouyoumdjian, the renowned teacher and friend of Brigitte Engerer, pupils of Dieter Weber and Stanislav Neuhaus, who becomes his mentor and invites him to perfect his training at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.
Highlights of Sélim's 20/21 season include debuts at Auditorium Radio France with the violonist Augustin Dumay and the Diotima Quartet , Piano à Lyon with the Modigliani Quartet, Aix-en-Provence with the Hermès Quartet, recitals at La Roque d'Anthéron, the Opera House in Toulon (as well as 4 hands with the russian pianist Adi Neuhaus), la Grange de Meslay, Radio-France/Montpellier, Chambord, Chopin à Bagatelle, Mougins, a violin recital tour with Raphaëlle Moreau, aso.
His first recording, Beethoven's Variations (for MIRARE label), recorded in Lyon and produced by Piano à Lyon, has been released in January 2020 for the Folles Journées in Nantes, celebrating 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth.
Brilliant chamber-music performer, he regularly plays alongside the pianist Michel Dalberto, the cellist Victor Julien-Lafferière, the violinist Raphaëlle Moreau, the Modigliani and Hermès Quartets, as well as the flautist Josephine Olech, (First Prize of the 2019 Nielsen Competition and principal flute of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra). He has also collaborated with cellists Yo-yo Ma and Henri Demarquette, and with the Artemis Quartet.
Paul Meyer is not only one of the outstanding clarinetists worldwide and performs regularly with the major orchestras in Europe and the USA, in the Far East and Australia, since 1988 he has also worked internationally as a conductor alongside his solo career. He is the founder of the Orchester de Chambre d'Alsace, was assistant to John Crewe at the Northern Junior Philharmonic in England and was appointed Associate Chief Conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra by Myung Whun Chung in 2007, whose international profile he has above all with a French repertoire and works by Roussel, Dukas and Saint-Saëns. Paul Meyer is a co-founder of the orchestra academy there for young artists. From 2009 to 2012, Paul Meyer was chief conductor of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra and has since worked with well-known orchestras such as the Orchester Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchester Philharmonique de Nice, l'Orchestre National de Bordeaux, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Danish Symphony Orchestra or the China Philharmonic, his artistic work to date is on more than 50 CDs Documented recordings with leading labels, including DGG, Sony, RCA, EMI and Virgin; for this he was awarded numerous prizes such as Fono-Forum, Diapason d'Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Gramophon and Grammy Awards. His recordings as a conductor with the Camerata Padova (piano concerts by Mozart and Haydn with JM Luisada), with the Royal Philharmonique de Liège (works by Darius Milhaud) and the Brussels Philharmonic (works by Corigliano & Carter), with the Staatskapelle Weimar (cello concert by Elgar & Walton) as well as horn concerts from different epochs with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the highly successful CD "Bolero de Meyer" with the Tokyo Kosei Orchestra. His series of Play & Conduct recordings with the Orchester de Chambre de Lausanne has won awards.
In the series of chamber orchestras previously conducted by Paul Meyer, only the following are mentioned: Orchester de Chambre de Paris, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Stockholm Cham-ber Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Munich chamber Orchestra.
In 2012, the French state Paul Meyer awarded the highest cultural award of the "Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" for its musical achievements to date.
In autumn 2018, Paul Meyer was unanimously elected to succeed Johannes Schlaefli as the new chief conductor of the Chamber Orchestra Mannheim, in whose hands the artistic development of the traditional orchestra will lie from the 2019/2020 season.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Piano Concerto in A major KV 414
Piano Concerto in E-flat major KV 449
Louis Théodore Gouvy (1819-1898)
Serenade Es-Dur op. 11
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Symphony Nr. 40 in G minor KV 550