Biography


Philogène was awarded the highest Prize at Virtuoso level at 16, performing Beethoven First Concerto at Pian'Austral International Piano Competition. Two years later, in 2005 she achieved her Scientific French Baccalauréat and obtained her Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music with Distinction. 

She then studied with French pianist Désiré N'Kaoua's at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. She was simultaneously offered a full scholarship at the RSAMD (now RCS) in Glasgow.

Juliette obtained her Bachelor of Music with Honours of the First Class in 2009 after studying with Philip Jenkins then Jonathan Plowright. She performed in masterclasses with Steven Osbourne, Jean-Philippe Collard, Professor Zolinsky, Professor Gruzman from Leipzig Conservatory, John Thwaites, Aaron Shorr and Fali Pavri. 




Juliette takes delight into the widest variety of music and ensembles. During Easter 2010, she went to Malta to perform solo in Valetta and with piano duo partner Geoffrey Tanti. She was chosen to perform Prokofiev 3rd Concerto with the RSAMD Symphony Orchestra in May 2010. She then participated in Prokofiev Ballet Suite Romeo and Juliet, Stravinsky's Petroushka and Firebird

Philogène is committed to new music, having premiered and recorded several contemporary composers' works: Rory Boyle's Pour Béatrice, Jennifer Martin's By-cicle commissioned by LMN! Scotland for Philogene and Langton duo. She was a member of the RCS Music Lab which took part in the ecat festival playing Stockhausen Aus Dem Sieben Tagen in Edinburgh at the McEwen Hall; they also improvised a Piano Concerto with Estonian pianist Anto Pett, amongst others, a much respected improviser and composer whom Juliette has benefited from tuition.





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In 2008, Juliette was highly commended for the Tony and Tanya Webster Prize - lesser know Russian piano solos - and for the Bamber Galloway competition. 

Juliette was accepted on the prestigious Live Music Now! Scotland scheme in 2009. She performs regularly around Scotland, England and Wales, on tour, in festivals, universities and varied recitals. 

In 2010, Philogène was invited by the WAM Foundation to work in Mumbai schools over the Summer. She graduated her Masters in Music performance in July 2011 with Distinction.

Her regular contact with several audiences - including children and adults with complex needs, severe mental and physical disabilities - through Live Music Now! and through an enriching trip to India inspired Juliette to strengthen her knowledge on music and its effects. Eager to feed her passion for psychology and bridge music together with science, she enrolled the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Masters in 2011; Philogène graduated in July 2013 and obtained the Masters of Science as a Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapist with Distinction.  

Philogène is one of the reputed Stewart Melville & Mary Erskine Schools and Colleges' (Edinburgh) piano teacher since 2012. 

 


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With the Wam Foundation (World Appreciation of Music) and the Mehli Mehta Music Foundation, she strove to bring and extend Western Classical music in India during Summer 2010. She then had the invaluable opportunity to undergo the Palau Musica Catalana choir conductors’ instruction, training and direction.

Whilst she thoroughly enjoys performing and continues to do so, Philogène has done musical voluntary work around hospitals, care centres and family centres. She has worked with a great number of schools for the disabled and blind, playing and engaging with a wide variety of listeners. She longs to bring music to as many audiences as possible, to share with them the significance of exquisite music playing and listening.

Juliette is now also a pianist on the Lost Chord scheme, touring around England with singer Julie Martin-Carter.