World Classical Music Awards 2023 S2 Grand Prize Winner
At the Heart of Music with Caroline
Born in 1983 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Caroline Fauchet grew up in a family of musicians: Bernard Fauchet, a pianist, and Adèle Auriol, a violinist.Her musical studies started at the Saint-Germain-en-Laye Conservatory of Music, where she obtained, by the age of 14 only, two gold in medals in piano and chamber music. In parallel to her studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris in Germaine Mounier’s class, she regularly performed in concerts. In 1998, she played Mozart’s Concerto in D minor with an orchestra at the Gaveau hall, held for the Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. In 2000, she won the second prize at the Sofia International Competition, as well as the Albert Roussel Interpretation Prize.After Germaine Mounier died in 2006, she continued her musical studies in François Chaplin’s class at the Regional Conservatory of Versailles, where she obtained a First Prize and performed at the Grandes Ecuries de Versailles as part of Le Mois Molière (The Molière Month) with M. Ravel’s Concerto in G. In 2009, she was invited to the Chopin Festival in the gardens of Bagatelle in Paris.
The portrait of a passionate pianist
In 2010, Caroline Fauchet dedicated her first solo piano recording to the works of F. Chopin, F. Liszt, S. Rachmaninoff, C. Debussy, and A. Ginastera.The following year, she was awarded a scholarship from the Serpev Society, which allowed her to record two albums under the Centaur and Undici 07 labels with American violist Brett Deubner. She was also the laureate of the “Artistic and Manual Work” Prize by the Rotary Club of Paris-Doyen. In March 2012, American violist Brett Deubner, one of the most representative renowed musicians of his generation, performed in France with Caroline Fauchet. This musical encounter led to a tour collaboration in the United States and France for the years to come. The Deubner-Fauchet Duo recorded two albums: the first, released in 2013 under the Centaur label, is dedicated to Brahms’ contemporaries: Site, Kalliwoda, and Reinecke.During her travels to the United States, Caroline Fauchet regularly gives teaches masterclasses at universities (William Patterson, UCLA Los Angeles University, Occidental College, Ocean County). During her last tour in New York in November 2014, Caroline Fauchet collaborated with American violist Jessica Meyer and performed a week later in France, notably at the famous Sunset jazz club, as part of a Franco-American jazz program. In 2017, the Deubner Fauchet Duo recorded works by American composers Zimmerli, Harberg, Newman, Louchouarn, and Binet under the Undici 07 label, eager to present the richness of their repertoire with an opening to jazz. In November 2022, Caroline Fauchet recorded the concerto for piano in C minor “Ariana” by French composer Yves Leveque, at the Colonne hall with the Colonne Orchestra. The concerto won several gold medals for composition in international competitions. The Calliope Indésens Records label will produce the album, featuring the Ariana concerto and César Franck’s Prelude, Chorale and Fugue, also interpreted by Caroline Fauchet.
A musician committed to teaching music
Caroline Fauchet shares her career as a concert pianist with her passion for teaching. She obtained her teaching diploma after two years of training at the Cefedem Ile-de-France and has been teaching in the Parisian region for 20 years. Caroline Fauchet holds piano teacher position at a conservatory in the Yvelines, which demonstrates her commitment to music education.Caroline Fauchet is also the author of piano and music education methods (Hit Diffusion-Billaudot and Soldano Editions).Her methods, with innovative pedagogical approaches, are always praised by both music teachers and students. Her piano method “Un piano pour trois” (Hit Diffusion Editions) is a ground-breaking and original method, specially designed for group piano pedagogy with 3 beginner-level children on a single keyboard.Caroline Fauchet also has great success with music schools and families with her two-volume music education method “A la portée d’un nouveau langage” (Soldano Editions). This method allows children to discover music in a fun and interactive way, using games, songs, and creative activities. She has been praised for her child-friendly approach, which allows them to develop their musical ear, creativity, and artistic sensitivity.Caroline Fauchet is an accomplished musician who devotes her time to her career as a concert pianist, teaching and writing innovative pedagogical methods, and her family. Her commitment to music education and its transmission is a source of inspiration for her students and for anyone who believes in the value of music in daily life.