Named "Instrumental Soloist of the Year" at the 2022 Victoires de la Musique awards, Manon Galy was born in Toulouse and began playing the violin at the age of 7.
Her studies took her from the Toulouse CRR to the Paris CRR, then to the CNSMDP in the class of Roland Daugareil, Suzanne Gessner and Christophe Poiget, the Munich Hochschule with Julia Fischer and the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Waterloo with the Zeliha trio. Manon was also a member of the Vivaldi class at the Académie Musicale Philippe Jaroussky.
Manon is a prizewinner in numerous international competitions, including the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition in 2021, where she won 1st prize as well as all the special prizes in sonata with Jorge G-Buajasan, the Jascha Heifetz International Competition in Vilnius (3rd prize and audience prize), the Marie Cantagrill and Ginette Neveu competitions, the Musicales du Centre and the UFAM. For the year 22-23, Manon is part of the "Euroradio Top Young Performers Series" alongside artists such as Maria Dueñas, Jonathan Fournel, Maria Ioudenitch, Zlatomir Fung... She is also a prizewinner of the Banque Populaire and Safran foundations, as well as the AMOPA and Charles Oulmont foundations.
As a soloist, Manon performs regularly with various international orchestras, including the Vienna and Salzburg chamber orchestras, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Lausanne chamber orchestra, the Lithuanian National Symphony orchestra, the ONPL and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice...
She has collaborated with such great conductors as Renaud Capuçon, Aziz Shokhakimov, Victorien Vanoosten, Gabor Tackaks-Nagy, Patrick Davin and Simone Menezes.
In France and around the world, Manon is a regular guest at major festivals such as the Festival International de Piano de la Roque d'Anthéron, the Easter Festivals of Aix-en-Provence, Deauville and Colmar, the Rencontres Musicales d'Evian, the Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, the Al-Bustan Festival (Lebanon), the Folle Journée de Nantes and Tokyo (Japan), and more. He has also performed in such legendary venues as the Philharmonie de Paris, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Seine Musicale, the Vilnius Philharmonic, the RHOM Theatre Kyoto, the Grand Théâtre de Provence, the Grange au Lac and the Reinier III Auditorium in Monte-Carlo, to name but a few.
During these concerts, Manon has been lucky enough to share the stage with many artists, including Renaud Capuçon, Corina Belcea, the Modigliani and Zaïde quartets, Marie Chilemme, Marie-Joseph Judde, Marc Coppey, Aurélien Pascal, Yan Levionnois, Yann Dubost, Paul Zientara, Violaine Despeyroux and the Ouranos ensemble...
A chamber musician at heart, Manon Galy founded the Trio Zeliha in 2018 with Jorge Gonzalez-Buajasan and Maxime Quennesson. Their first disc was released in 2020 on the Mirare label to critical acclaim (5 diapason, 5 stars from Classica, Editor's choice from Gramophone magazine...) Menahem Pressler calls it "an exceptional recording".
"Nuits Parisiennes", a new duo album with pianist Jorge Gonzalez-Buajasan, will be released on 24 February 2023 on the Aparte label.
Manon is also a member of Ensemble K, directed by Simone Menezes. Two CDs have been recorded: "Accents" with the Aparte label and "Metonoia" with the Accentus label.
Manon plays a 1741 Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi violin on loan from Michaël Guttman, and a Nicolas Maire bow on loan from Renaud Capuçon.
Since 2022, Manon has been part of "Beau Soir productions", a production company founded by Renaud Capuçon in partnership with Banijay.
OCL, dir. Renaud Capuçon | Lausanne
Beethoven - Triple Concerto
OCL, dir. Renaud Capuçon | Lausanne
Beethoven - Triple concerto
Soloists of Ensemble K | Lille Opera (FRA)
“Belles Éveillées”: Trio concert with Kacper Nowak and Mara Dobresco;
Korsakov, Beach, Bloch, Baker
March 18 to 21
Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra (ROMANIA)
Tchaikovsky Concerto, dir. David Molard-Soriano
Odeon Theater (Paris, FRA)
Ensemble K dir. Simone Menezes, Fasil Say
Bouffes du Nord Theater | Beautiful Season | Paris (FRA)
Metamorphoses of Strauss with the trio Arnold, Aurélien Pascal, Grégoire Vecchioni and Laurène Helstroffer-Durantel
Notre-Dame des Invalides Cathedral | Paris (FRA)
Solo concert with the Appassionato orchestra
Alla zingarese: the gypsy violin
Sarasate, Brahms, Ravel, Monti, de Falla
National Trident Stage | Cherbourg (FRA)
Metamorphoses of Strauss with the trio Arnold, Aurélien Pascal, Grégoire Vecchionio and Laurène Helstroffer-Durantel