Chloé Thominet, viola, has had the chance to perform all across the United States as well as in her native France, as a soloist, orchestra and chamber musician. She has soloed with the CIM orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra in Severance Hall, the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the Southwest Florida Symphony as a recipient of the Jillian Prescott Award.
An avid chamber musician, she took part in CIM’s Intensive quartet Seminar led by the esteemed Cavani String Quartet and Peter Salaff, and participated in the quarterfinals of the Fischoff competition, 2016. In the summer of 2015, she received the Ravel Foundation first prize for the performance of the first and second movement of Ravel’s String Quartet. She has been coached and has collaborated with renowned teachers including Darret Adkins, members of the Borromeo and Brentano quartets, Annie Fullard, Raphaël Merlin, Merry Peckham, William Preucil, and Peter Salaff. Chloé has performed in many local chamber music outreach concerts and her interest in education has led her to teach in the Cleveland’s community.
She has participated in several prestigious summer festivals, including the Taos School of Music, the School of Music and Fine arts of Fontainebleau, the Aspen Music Festival, the Perlman Music Program, the Heifetz International Music Institute.
Prior to her arrival in the United States, Chloé completed her musical education at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Cergy-Pontoise in France, where she was unanimously given a first prize with honors. She then attended the Young Artist Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she also earned a Bachelor of Music degree, under the tutelage of Jeffrey Irvine. She is currently a 2nd year master’s student of Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory at the Juilliard School of Music as a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship.