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ABOUT

Here is my complete Curriculum Vitae.

But, if you want to know me,

as I really am,
go check my Projects

Teaching Experience

From now on    Instructor of Piano, Centre Artistique du Lac, Collonge-Bellerive, Switzerland.

 

2019-2020.       Instructor of Piano, École Internationale Ecoleint, Genève, Switzerland.  

2017-2019        Instructor of Piano, Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental, Bourg-en-Bresse, France.

2014-present    Associate Instructor, Conservatoire Populaire de Musique et de Danse, Geneva, Switzerland.

2016                 Instructor of Piano and Music Theory, École de Musique Allegretto, Lyon, France.

2012-2014        Educational Internship, Class of Alexandre Loeffler, CPMDT, Geneva, Switzerland.

2008-present    Private Piano Instructor, Geneva, Switzerland.

Education

2019                 Postgrade CAS, "Certificate of Advanced Studies" instrumental and interpretation proficiency, with the                           highest qualification and congratulations of the jury, Haute Ecole de Musique, Geneva, Switzerland. 

   

2016                 Master of Arts (MA) in Music Performance, major in Concert Performance, Main subject: Piano,                                     Haute Ecole de Musique, Geneva, Switzerland.

2015                 Certificate of Improvisation, Haute Ecole de Musique, Geneva, Switzerland.

2014                 Master of Arts (MA) in Music Pedagogy, major in Instrumental / Vocal teaching, Main subject: Piano,                             Haute Ecole de Musique, Geneva, Switzerland.

2007-2013        Courses of Lyrical Singing, Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional, Lyon, France.

2012                 Bachelor of Arts in Music, Main subject: Piano, Haute Ecole de Musique, Geneva, Switzerland.

2011                 Diploma of Musical Studies (DEM) in Harmony and Composition, Conservatoire à Rayonnement                                   Régional, Lyon, France. By unanimity and special mention.

2010                 Certificate of End of Musical Studies in Analysis (CFEM), Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional,                                 Lyon, France. By unanimity and with congratulations.

2009                 Diploma of Proficiency in Piano, Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional, Saint-Maur-desFossés,                                   France.

2008                 DEM in Piano, Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional, Lyon, France. By unanimity and with                                         congratulations.

2008                 DEM of Specialization in Music Theory, Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional, Lyon, France.

                         With congratulations.

 

Honors and Awards

2015                 1st. Place, International Contest of Chamber Music, Luigi Nono, Venaria Reale, Italy. by Unanimity

2016                 Laureate, Swiss Chamber Music Contest, Bern, Switzerland.

2016                 3rd. Place, International Contest of Chamber Music, Coop Music Awards, Cremona, Italia.

2016                 3rd. Place, International Contest of Chamber Music, Antón García Abril, Baza, Spain.

Since 2006 Isabelle has been regularly invited to perform as pianist and chambrist by organisations such as Societa Umanitaria (Milan), Regional Institute G. Garibaldi (Reggio Emilia, Italy), Concerts Amarcordes (Moulin-en-Clarens, Switzerland), Associazione Amici per la Musica de Venaria Reale (Italy), Association Musicami à la Maison d’Asie du Sud-Est (Paris, France), Meister von Morgen Werner Richard Saal Festival (Herdecke, Germany), Centro Cultural Peruano Británico (Lima, Peru). She also regularly performs as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of the Lyon Conservatoire Lyon (France), the Orchestra of the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève (Switzerland) and the Orchestra Jóvenes de Lima (Peru).

Isabelle also accompanies candidates who participate in International Competitions such as the Crussel Oboe International Competition (Finland) and the Tchaïkovski International Competition in St-Petersbourg, (Russia).

Replay at the Tchaikovsky Competition on Medici.tv with Ivan Kobylskiy: https://tch16.medici.tv/en/replay/#filter?slug=semi-final-with-ivan-kobylskiy

Performances in: France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Finland, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Russia and Peru.

 

International Professors:

Géry Moutier, Manuel Schweizer, Marie-Paul Aboulker (France, Lyon)

Marie-Josèphe Jude and Romano Pallottini (France, Paris)

Pascal Devoyon (Germany)

Milen Petrov and Milena Mollova (Bulgaria)

Galina Eguiyazarova (Russia)

Dominique Weber (Switzerland).

Languages:

French: native-bilingual; Spanish: native-bilingual; English: proficient; German: advanced.

 

Other artistic activities:

Art painter, performing several art exhibitions in galleries and concerts.

Website as artist: www.castro-balbi.com

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