Valérie Hartmann-Claverie studied piano, harp, ondes martenot, and chamber music in college, and continued her study of the ondes martenot at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique with Jeanne Loriod. She made her concert debut in Vienna in 1973, and now performs throughout Europe and with orchestras such as the London, BBC (London and Manchester), Boston, Vienna, and Vienna Radio symphony orchestras; the Berlin, Munich, Netherlands Radio, New York, and Oslo philharmonic orchestras; and the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, New Japan Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Hamburg Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI Torino, Orchestra della Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, SWR Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, and Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. She has worked with conductors including Seiji Ozawa, Kent Nagano, Kurt Masur, Marek Janowski, Hans Vonk, Lothar Zagrosek, Leif Segerstam, Reinbert de Leeuw, Hubert Soudant, Eliahu Inbal, Myung-Whun Chung, Zubin Mehta, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Edo de Waart, Daniel Harding, Sylvain Cambreling, Pascal Rophé, Bertrand de Billy, Hans Zender, Pierre Boulez, Jukka Pekka Sarasate, Ingo Metzmacher, Charles Dutoit, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. She took part in the creation of Olivier Messiaen’s opera Saint François d’Assise, which she is regularly invited to play around the world. Ms. Hartmann-Claverie was a member of the Jeanne Loriod Sextet from its 1974 founding until 1995, and in 1996 she founded the quartet Ondes de Choc. She also collaborated with Radiohead, playing live with Thom Yorke for a show organized by the French television channel Canal+. Jonny Greenwood, Radiohead’s guitarist and ondist, later offered her the opportunity to interpret and record his piece Smear for the first time in London; it was ultimately included in Greenwood’s sound track to the film There Will Be Blood. Valérie Hartmann-Claverie teaches the ondes martenot at the Paris Conservatoire.
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