Virginie d'Avezac


Los Angeles, CA
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5 Played at 5 groupmuses!

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The French violist Virginie d'Avezac began her musical studies with the Piano at the age of 5 and entered the Bordeaux National Conservatory at the age of 10.
At 14, she found her true musical calling and began studying the viola. She received first prizes from the Bordeaux Conservatory in viola, chamber music, harmony and counterpoint.
Virginie studied with two of France’s most respected violists, Tasso Adamopoulos and Serge Collot.

She has played in many prominent orchestras across France and North Africa, including the National Orchestra of Ile de France, the National Orchestra of Bordeaux, the Youth Orchestra of the Mediterranean and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Morocco.
For 6 years,Virginie was professor of viola and violin at the Cognac Conservatory of Music and was the conductor of the school’s string orchestra. She has been a music teacher in many music schools since 2000.

An avid chamber musician, Virginie performs regularly with the pianist Zachary Deak.
With the Magnolia quartet that she founded in 2011, she was admitted in 2012 to study at the prestigious European center of chamber music, Proquartet, in Paris. They have participated in Master Classes and received encouragement from such musical figures as Guy Danel (Danel quartet), Vaclav Remes (former first violin and founding member of the Prazak Quartet), Eric Robberecht (violin solo of "la Monnaie" symphony orchestra in Brussels), Günther Pichler and Valentin Erben (Alban Berg quartet), and Louis Fima (Arpegione quartet).

Since her arrival in Los Angeles in February 2016, Virginie has been playing with Kaleidoscope, the Dream orchestra, the LA Jewish Symphony and she has joined the String Mob ensemble for several music scoring.
She is also the new principal viola of the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra and a violin/viola teacher at the Santa Monica Conservatory.

Interested in different styles of music, she has performed with pop singers, rock band, tango ensemble, Malagasy artists.

Traditional Repertoire

Viola and piano classical repertoire: Brahms viola sonatas, Schumann Fairy tales, Clarke viola sonata, Prokofiev pieces from Romeo and Juliet....
String quartet repertoire:,Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, Borodin, Dvorak, Shostakovitch...
String quintet with two violas: Brahms and Mozart.
Piano quintet: Franck
Piano quartet: Brahms.


Performed groupmuses (5)

Beginning the New Year with Great Music!!

  • Sunday, January 26, 2020, at 4:00 PM
  • Central LA, Los Angeles

This groupmuse happened over 2 years ago

Saturday Symphony at Galerie XII

  • Saturday, September 28, 2019, at 6:00 PM
  • Central LA, Los Angeles

This groupmuse happened almost 3 years ago

Duo Strings for a Spring GroupMuse!

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 6:00 PM
  • Central LA, Los Angeles

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Saturday Symphony at Galerie XII

  • Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 6:00 PM
  • Central LA, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

This groupmuse happened over 3 years ago

Classical music at the beach

  • Sunday, July 22, 2018, at 2:00 PM
  • Ocean Park, Santa Monica

This groupmuse happened about 4 years ago