Admitted to the Paris Conservatory at age 14, cellist Noémi Boutin has developed a virtuosic and sensitive playing style with the support of famous musicians such as Roland Pidoux, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Ralph Kirshbaum, Jeroen Reuling, Sadao Harada, Seiji Osawa and Philippe Muller. As a soloist, she has been the winner of numerous competitions and has been invited to play with great orchestras (Munich Radio Orchestra, Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse, Orchestre de Chambre d’Auvergne). She has also performed in recitals and chamber orchestras in prestigious halls and festivals (the Philharmonie de Paris, the Auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay, the Amphitheatre of the Opéra Bastille, the Théâtre des Bouffes-du-Nord, the Théâtre des Célestins, the International Piano Festival of La Roque-d’Anthéron, the Flâneries de Reims, the Berlioz Festival Berlioz, the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier, the Biennale Musiques en Scène), as well as in Japan, China, Spain, Italy and Norway.
She has shown her gift for chamber music with the Boutin Trio, as well as in performance with Jonas Vitaud, Julien Dieudegard and the Béla Quartet.
A singular artist, she is equally comfortable in classical masterworks as she is in new artistic adventures, and she has shared the stage with great circus artists, actors, and jazz musicians, including Mathurin Bolze, Jörg Müller, Sylvaine Hélary, Marc Ducret and Pierre Meunier.
Her interest in contemporary classical music has driven her to produce creative and daring solo programmes that mix new works with repertory pieces. She has worked in close collaboration with a diverse array of composers: François Sarhan, Magic Malik, Joëlle Léandre, Frédéric Pattar, Michael Jarrell, Frédéric Aurier, Jean-François Vrod and Jacques Rebotier.
The authenticity and diligence of her artistic approach go hand in hand with an astounding and atypical trajectory built on varied influential encounters and imbued with sensitivity and curiosity.
Noémi Boutin is a laureate of the Natexis Banque Populaire Foundation Award, an associate artist with multiple national companies, a member of ADAMI and a musician supported by the National Office for Contemporary Performing Arts Circulation (ONDA).