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Manuel Vioque-Judde has asserted himself in recent years as one of the most captivating violists on the French and international music scene.

Recognized by his peers from a young age, he has won numerous awards in international competitions, including the XIV Primrose Competition in Los Angeles in 2014 and the XII Tertis Competition on the Isle of Man in 2016.

Since then, he has collaborated with numerous orchestras worldwide, forging musical connections in France with the French Youth Orchestra, in Belgium with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, in Venezuela with the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, in the Czech Republic with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, in Germany with the Vogtland Philharmonic Orchestra and the Elbland Philharmonie Sachsen, in the United States with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, in Sweden with Camerata Nordica, and in Japan with the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra.

Manuel Vioque-Judde is also a sought-after chamber musician, counting among his partners eminent artists such as Augustin Dumay, Jonathan Fournel, Ilya Gringolts, Gary Hoffman, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Barnabás Kelemen, Suyoen Kim, Gidon Kremer, Alexandre Kantorow, Aurélien Pascal, Christian Tetzlaff, the Wanderer Trio, and the Arod Quartet.

He performs on the grandest international stages, including Bozar in Brussels, the Philharmonie de Paris, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Seiji Ozawa Hall in Boston, Symphony Hall in Osaka, and participates in prestigious events such as the Folles Journées in Nantes and Tokyo, the Festival International de la Roque d'Anthéron, the Verbier Festival, the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, the Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence, the Tanglewood Music Festival, and the Festival des Jeunes Solistes Européens in Venezuela.

His musical journey began in Paris at the age of 5, exploring the viola while dedicating himself intensively to singing and piano. A student of Laurent Verney, he won the 1st prize unanimously at the National Young Violists Competition at the age of 15 before entering the Paris Conservatory under the tutelage of Jean Sulem. His quest for improvement led him to receive guidance from renowned violists such as Tabea Zimmerman, Antoine Tamestit, Tatjana Masurenko, Miguel Da Silva, and Lawrence Power.

Manuel Vioque-Judde is a laureate of the Banque Populaire Foundation and was designated ADAMI Classical Revelation in 2017.

Since 2018, he has been the artistic director of the Just Classik Festival in Troyes, and in 2019, he founded the Arnold Trio alongside violinist Shuichi Okada and cellist Bumjun Kim.

He plays on two violas crafted by the German luthier Stephan von Baehr.

Manuel Vioque-Judde Altiste site officiel biographie, Manuel Vioque-Judde violist official website Biography
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