Macha Kanza, French pianist, and violinist born in 1984 began her piano studies at the age of five in the Conservatoire de Saint-Quentin with IRENE KUTIN.
In 2002, she was honored with the FIRST PRIZE of the City of Paris, and in the same year was accepted into the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music under YEVGENI MOGUILEVSKY, where she brilliantly completed her MASTER'S DEGREE in performance, obtaining the highest distinctions.
During her studies, she participated in several international piano competitions, such as
AQUA VIVA INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION in Italy in 2005 (2nd Prize)
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION in Los Angeles in 2008 (Prize laureate), and performed in various musical events including the contemporary music festival
Ars Musica, the Festival Musical des Orres, and the Festival Musical du cloître de Cimiez (Nice).
She has also had the occasion to play in various famous concert halls around the world, including « Théâtre de la Ville d'Atri »(Italy, 2005), «AULA NOVA OF POZNAN » (Poland, 2008), « PASADENA CONCERT HALL » (Los Angeles, 2008), «MUSEUM OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN BRUXELLES » (2006), BIALYSTOK PHILARMONY (2008,Poland), ODESSA PHILARMONY, (Ukraine, 2009), STEINWAY HALL (New York, 2012), etc.
In June 2009, she was an invited soloist with the Bialystok Philarmonic Orchestra (Poland) under the direction of REINHART SEEHAFER (conductor of the Comic Opera of Berlin), and with the Odessa Philarmonic Orchestra (Ukraine) with Hobart Earne.
Macha Kanza was a FINALIST and was awarded 4th PLACE at the «EMIL GILELS INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION» in Odessa in November 2009.
In parallel with her pianistic endeavors, Macha studied the VIOLIN at the Conservatoire Jacques Ibert in Paris with MARIE-HELENE VIVANCO and was accepted into the BRUSSELS ROYAL CONSERVATORY of Music studying under ADAM KORNISZEWSKI. This DUAL INSTRUMENTAL PRACTICE has allowed her to enlarge her soloist and chamber-music repertoire and has given her the opportunity to benefit from the precious guidance of Masters as JEAN-CLAUDE PENNETIER, DARIA HOVORA, IVRY GITLIS, BRUNO RIGUTTO, TIGRAN ALIKHANOV...
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