Warner Classics has signed 17-year-old French trumpet player Lucienne Renaudin Vary. Her debut album A Voice, recorded with Orchestre National de Lille, will be released in autumn 2017.
Vary first came to fame in 2013 after performing at Victoires de la Musique Classique, which has a televised audience of over 1m. This year she appeared again at the awards ceremony, winning the ‘Révélation’ category.
Commented Vary: ‘It was a great honour and privilege to collaborate with artists I admire; notably Erik Truffaz, who improvises in duet with me for a new orchestral arrangement of Gershwin’s Summertime, and Rolando Villazón who suggested we record a Donizetti aria together.
‘I chose vocal music as the theme for the album, taking the melodic line from opera arias to jazz standards and musicals, because I always aim to play the trumpet as if I were singing.’
Jean-Philippe Rolland, executive vice-president of business development at Warner Classics, was effusive in his praise for the young musician: ‘At just 17 Lucienne Renaudin Vary already has complete mastery of her instrument, with a singing legato and a warmth in her sound that perfectly matches her personality…equally at ease in classical and jazz.’