Voted “Revelation” at the 2016 Victoires de la Musique Classique, French trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin Vary, “Fairy trumpet” according to the daily newspaper Le Monde, has a unique artistic identity that allows her to shine on classical stages around the world as well as on the jazz scene. At 22 years old, Lucienne has already released three albums with Warner Classics, all of which have received critical acclaim. For her album dedicated to Piazzolla, Lucienne received the OPUS Klassik Prize in the Young Artist of the Year category.
Lucienne is the guest of orchestras such as the Tonhalle-Orchester of Zurich, the Phiharmonia Orchestra of London, the Orchestre National de France, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Konzerthaus Orchester of Berlin, the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Les Siècles, Les Violons du Roy, the Orchestre National d’Auvergne, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Zurich Kammer Orchester, the Kanazawa Ensemble in Japan, the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire or the Gävle Symphony Orchestra with conductors like Paavo Järvi, Barbara Hannigan, François-Xavier Roth, Eun Sun Kim, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Tugan Sokhiev, Sascha Goetzel, Arie Van Beek, Anu Tali, Jan-Willem de Vriend, Christopher Warren-Green, Eugene Tzigane, Ruth Reinhardt, Chloë Dufresne, … She also performs in festivals such as the Snape Proms, the Easter Festival in Aix en Provence, the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Flâneries de Reims, the Folle Journée de Nantes, the Festival d’Auvers sur Oise, the Festival du Périgord Noir, the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad where she is offered a 5-year residency as a Menuhin Heritage Artist. In the summer of 2018, she made her debut at the Jazz in Marciac Festival, opening for Wynton Marsalis and Ibrahim Maalouf. The success was such that she is invited again to open for Wynton Marsalis in Marciac for the 2022 edition.
Very popular with the media and especially television, Lucienne performed at the Concert de Paris at the Eiffel Tower for July 14, 2020 alongside the Orchestre National de France live on France Televisions, as well as in the program of Rolando Villazon Stars of Tomorrow for Arte and ZDF or the program Podium Witteman of the Dutch public channel NTR. Lucienne was also the guest of the Grand Echiquier on two occasions and several of her performances were broadcasted by channels such as Medici, Arte or ZDF.
An eclectic artist who knows how to tackle different genres with immense talent, Lucienne shares the stage with artists like Barbara Hannigan, Bertrand Chamayou or Renaud Capuçon. Since 2019, she forms a duo with the accordionist Félicien Brut.
An exclusive Warner Classics artist, Lucienne released her first album The Voice of the Trumpet in 2017 in collaboration with the Orchestre National de Lille and Rolando Villazón. Her second album, Mademoiselle in New York, recorded with the BBC Concert Orchestra under the direction of Bill Elliott is released in 2019. In February 2021, Lucienne presents her album Piazzolla Stories recorded with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and Sascha Goetzel. A fourth CD featuring several famous trumpet concertos with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and Michael Sanderling will be released in the fall of 2022.
Lucienne is the winner of the 2019 Arthur Waser Prize, becoming the first woman to receive the award that recognizes young musicians by the Swiss Arthur Waser Foundation.