France Springuel

France Springuel

When France Springuel won the fourth prize of the International Tchaikowsky Competition in Moscow, she took a place among the greatest cello-soloists in the international concert world. She was also prize winner at the Tiji Competition in Bratislava, and got the “Prix du Jeune Soliste” in Montreal.

In 1983 France Springuel was proclaimed “Soloist of the Year” in Canada, Switzerland, France, and Belgium, and in 1986 she was the “Festival Star” at the Flanders Festival. France Springuel performed with famous orchestras in prestigious concert series in a.o. the Lincoln-Center in New York, the “Salle Gaveau” in Paris, the “Concertgebouw” in Amsterdam and the Hercules Hall in Munich. Famous conductors as Lorin Maazel and Yehudi Menuhin were impressed by her exceptional musical talent. France Springuel played chamber music with Salvatore Accardo, Igor Oistrakh, Pierre Amoyal, Renaud Capuçon, Pascal Devoyon, Ronald Brautigam, Gérard Caussé, the ‘Melos’ string quartet, Bruno Giuranna, Lynn Harell, Anner Bijlsma, Bruno Canino, José Van Dam and many others.

Her style is totally without mannerism. Her interpretations are always characterised by their natural quality, their virtuosity and their wealth of subtlety. Her versatility and the uncontrived directness with which she brings life to the great romantic concertos of Schumann, Tchaikowsky, Saint-Saëns, as well as Shostakowitch and Prokoviev, have earned praise wherever she plays.

Here recordings are used in movies such as  ‘There will be blood’ with Daniel Day Lewis or ‘The place beyond the pines’ with Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling.

France Springuel’s cello is an unusual 18th century Italian instrument.