French violinist Clémence De Forceville will assume the role in March 2024

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Violinist Clémence De Forceville

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French violinist Clémence De Forceville has been appointed as the first concertmaster of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne (OCL) in Switzerland, following a successful trial period. She will assume the role in March 2024.

‘We wish her lots of happiness and lots of great moments within our orchestra,’ OCL released in a statement.

De Forceville studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris with Olivier Charlier, where she has since taught as Philippe Graffin’s assistant since 2021, and continued her studies in Germany with Antje Weithaas and Mihaela Martin.

As a soloist, she has performed with orchestras including the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra, the Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Europe Orchestra, the Südwestphalia Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Catalan Chamber Orchestra. 

As an ensemble player, De Forceville has performed with the Paris Chamber Orchestra, Lille National Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Pierre Boulez Ensemble, as well as the Hieronymus String Quartet and Sōra Trio.

She plays on a 1777 violin by Lorenzo Storioni, on loan from the Boubo-Music Foundation.

‘So happy to be appointed first concertmaster of the Orchestre Chambre Lausanne,’ De Forceville released in a statement on social media. ‘A huge thank you to all my colleagues for their support and trust, it is a great joy and an honour to join such a wonderful group of musicians.’

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