Madeleine Caillasse

(born in 1963, France), pianist, composer.  She was  admitted at the age of sixteen to the Lyon Conservatory in Germaine Devèze piano class. She won the National Diploma of Higher Studies Musical. By perfecting with Jean- Claude Pennetier, her attraction to the contemporary repertoire is confirmed and she played in concert among other Ohana and Messiaen (including Oiseaux exotiques). Then she participated in numerous master – classes in Germany, especially with Erik Werba to the accompaniment of songs and Edith Picht. In 1990, she participated in the concerts of the "Villa Musica" of Mainz and the "Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik" in Darmstadt. Since 1992 she has been a professor of piano at the Music Centre Annecy Practice. Her creative activity was in her teens, then she followed the course of music history and analysis with Daniel Gaudet at the Conservatory of Chambery. It was during this period that were deep rooted her deep attraction to German romanticism and passion for Schumann in particular. Colors, expressive intervals, harmonic richness and suspensive resonance prevail in her creations. She has forged an original language which explores the various facets through the series of Jeux de clés. She is also the author, in a tonal language, of a compendium for piano Klass' Ambiance-Remembrance.
Award: 1998, Diploma of Honor contest TIM (Torneo Internazionale di Musica - Rome) for Jeux de clés (created in 2000 to the second Festival " Alfeo Gigli " Bologna ) and Symétrie.