Valentine Michaud

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Copyright: Akvile Sileikaite
Copyright: Akvile Sileikaite

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Terry Shew

Terry Shew

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Maya Feldman

Maya Feldman

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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Valentine

Winner of the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award 2020 "Valentine Michaud is a phenomenal musician who has opened my ears to the saxophones’ unexpectedly enormous range of expression. She is expanding the frontiers of the instrument with her intriguing interdisciplinary performances." Pamela Rosenberg, Credit Suisse Young Artist Award Jury Member

Valentine Michaud’s 2023/24 season includes debuts with the MDR Sinfonieorchester, Prague Philharmonia, Jenaer Philharmonie, and Pannon Philharmonic, as well as recitals at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Beethovenfest Bonn, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, and La Folle Journée.

Highlights of the last two seasons include performances with the Wiener Philharmoniker under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen, where Valentine became the first saxophone soloist to perform with the orchestra. She has also recently debuted with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra with Vasily Petrenko, the Philharmonie Zuidnederland with Duncan Ward, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, as well as Orchestra Wellington, among others.

Valentine has appeared as a soloist, recitalist and in chamber music groups on many of the world’s leading stages, including KKL Luzern, London’s Wigmore Hall, Grand Philharmonic Hall St Petersburg, Wiener Konzerthaus, Tonhalle Zurich, Geneva’s Victoria Hall and the Great Guild Hall in Riga.

A recipient of numerous awards, including the Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes (2017), and Jurjans Andrejs VI Woodwind International Competition, in 2020 Valentine was the first wind player to be awarded the prestigious Credit Suisse Young Artist Award.

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Season Highlights

Sep 2023
Post Tower, Beethovenfest Bonn
POST KLASSIK VERTIKAL Kordz (piano & producer) Kai Strobel (percussion)
Nov 2023
Volkshaus, Jena
Glazunov Saxophone Concerto in E-flat major Op. 109 Jenaer Philharmonie Valentin Uryupin (conductor)
Jan 2024
Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven
Works by Monk, Piazzolla, Cangelosi, Michaud, Ter Veldhuis, Tanada, & Fauré. Gabriel Michaud (percussion)