Nadège Rochat

Strings - Cello

Regularly performs as a soloist with orchestra as well as in duo with piano or guitar.

“The warmth and specificity of expression in this disc are such that nobody’s winter should be without it” - Gramophone

Nadège Rochat has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the Dortmunder Philharmoniker, the Staatkapelle Weimar, the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of the Polish radio or the NDR Orchestra, at venues including the Musikverein, Vienna, the Tonhalle, Zurich, the Victoria Hall in Geneva and the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg.

Her duo project with guitarist Rafael Aguirre, La Vida Breve, which features her own arrangements of Spanish and South American pieces, has brought her to the Carnegie Hall, New York, the Gasteig in Munich, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, the Cello Unwrapped festival in King’s place, London and the Settimane Musicale in Ascona amongst others,

Nadège Rochat’s recording career began in 2012 with a disc featuring the first cello concertos of Édouard Lalo and Darius Milhaud. The CD release of her La Vida Breve project in 2015 met with much critical acclaim, as did her recording of the concertos by Edward Elgar, William Walton with the Staatskapelle Weimar and conductor Paul Meyer in 2017 (“''For many years we have been waiting for a worthy successor to Jacqueline Dupré’s (remastered and stereo only) Hi-res recording of Elgar’s Cello concerto. And now, within a few months, we have two new entries.'' - HR-Audio

Nadège Rochat’s interest in the music of forgotten composers from around the world was particularly reflected in her world premiere recordings of the works by Irish composer Ina Boyle, who’s “Psalm” she recently recorded as a soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Ronald Corp.

Born in Geneva in 1991, Nadège Rochat grew up in France. Aged fifteen, she moved to Cologne where she studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz with Maria Kliegel. In 2015, she graduated in the Masters programme of the Royal Academy of Music, London where she studied with Robert Cohen. From 2016-2018, she taught at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne and was Maria Kliegel’s assistant.

She performs regularly, as a soloist with orchestra as well as in duo with piano or guitar. Her chamber music partners include Francesco Piemontesi, Bruno Giuranna, Charles-Richard Hamelin, Rafael Aguirre, the Fine Arts Quartet and Esther Hoppe.

She plays on the “Ex-Vatican” Stradivarius Cello from 1703, on loan by a foundation.

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