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2018 Concerts and Masterclasses Announced

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Diana Ligeti named Director of the Conservatoire Américain 

It is with great pleasure that the Fontainebleau Associations and the Fondation des Ecoles d’Art Américaines announce the nomination of internationally renowned cellist Diana Ligeti as Director of the Conservatoire Américain of the Ecoles d’Art Américaines in Fontainebleau, France. She is the second woman to hold the title after the long tenure of the famous Nadia Boulanger from 1949 to 1979. Diana was elected unanimously at a recent meeting in Paris of the French Conseil of the Fondation. She is no newcomer to the Fontainebleau Schools, having been on the cello faculty since 2004, then, for the last several years, serving as executive director to former Director Philippe Bianconi (2013-2017). Romanian by birth, she came to Paris to attend the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (CNSM) from which she graduated—see her bio on our website for more details. She is currently pursuing an international career as a cellist, as a chamber musician and as a teacher, having a particular affinity for the French repertoire as well as contemporary music.



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