Célimène Daudet


The pianist Célimène Daudet comes from two cultures, French and Haitian. She is a soloist whose playing and artistic commitment are recognized by the public and the international press. She has performed all over the world including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Konzerthaus in Vienna and the Philharmonie de Paris.

Célimène Daudet has made regular appearances in reputed French venues  (Folle journée de Nantes, Festival Variations, Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, Musicales de Cambrai, Piano en Valois, Festival de Pâques d’Aix…). She is also a regular guest on radio broadcasts (Radio Classique, France Musique, France Inter, France Culture, Fip) and television.

Her recordings, from Bach to Messiaen (at Arion and NoMadMusic music labels) are long-considered and unanimously acclaimed by the critics: A tribute to Bach, Bach’s Art of Fugue, Dans la malle du Poilu (works around the Great War), Beethoven’s Sonatas for piano and violin with Amanda Favier, Preludes by Debussy and Messiaen. Her new album “Messe Noire” has been released in March 2020 by NoMadMusic.

Her repertoire also includes the premiere of several works dedicated to her: most recently Nombres by Benoît Menut, Anima-Alias with live computer and breathing sensor by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi and she will premiere in 2021 the concerto for piano and orchestra by Christian Rivet. She has also collaborated for several years with the choreographer Yoann Bourgeois, with whom she has performed Bach’s The Art of Fugue more than a hundred times on stage.

She is the founder of the Haiti Piano Project launched in 2017 with the goal of bringing a grand piano to Haiti and creating the first International Piano Festival. This project has been widely covered by the press throughout the world.

Trained at the CNSMD in Lyon and Paris, then at the Banff Centre in Canada, she was awarded several times, among wich, the International Pro Musicis Prize, the Jean Françaix piano prize and was named Artist Generation Spedidam. She has received the support of the Safran Foundation for Music and her career has been rewarded with the Senate medal. She has also been named as a Young Leader since 2018.


Photo credit : Christophe Berlet


« Wonderful playing with an enormous tonal and dynamic range and typical French refinement. There was authority as well as delicacy in the performance. (…) Passionate, free, almost improvisatory virtuosity of the highest order that went beyond the empty display it could have become. »



« Daudet’s performance was one of those special, one-off musical events that concert goers spend their lives searching for. »



« Célimène Daudet is a sensitive and evocative French pianist (…) Daudet’s performances of Messiaen’s Préludes, from the most extended, the nearly nine-minute ‘Bells of Anguish and Tears of Farewell’, to the fleeting ‘The Light Number’, at barely two minutes, impart the feeling of sensations grasped from the air, sparkling and evanescent, which are tasted and savoured to the fullest, before being released again into the ether. Debussy’s Préludes, which may seem more substantive due to their greater familiarity, are equally flavourful. ‘La puerta del vino’ is given beautiful shape and narrative flow, while ‘La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune’ seems to emanate a silvery glow. Despite the maturity and sophistication of Daudet’s conceptions, it is difficult to escape the sense of still greater things in store. I can’t wait. »



« From the moment she stepped on stage at Weill Recital Hall last night, Célimène Daudet created her own milieu. “This”, Ms. Daudet seemed to say, “happens to be my Debussy. But since you’re here, you may as well enjoy my show.”… »


Read the article in Le Figaro Magazine (in French)

Célimène Daudet, Piano aux Princes, Libération (in French)


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Messe Noire
Liszt, Scriabine chez NoMadMusic
Préludes pour Piano
Messiaen, Debussy chez NoMadMusic
A tribute to Bach
Mendelssohn, Liszt, Franck chez Arion
L'art de la fugue
Bach, chez Arion