Mirabelle Kajenjeri

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Mirabelle Kajenjeri



French pianist Mirabelle Kajenjeri inspires audiences and the press "with a unique touch, manipulating some of the most challenging acrobatics with a (discrete) smile, disarmingly natural and generous" (La Libre Belgique). In September 2022, she released her first album "Étincelles" in collaboration with the label KNS Classical.

Born in 1998 to Burundian and Ukrainian parents, she recently had the opportunity to highlight this unique blend as a guest speaker at TEDxRoubaix (TED Talk). She has won awards at numerous international competitions, most recently at the prestigious "Santa Cecilia International Piano Competition 2021" in Porto, where she was awarded 1st prize as well as the orchestra prize. She is also a scholarship recipient of Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now (2019), the Lieven Piano Foundation Vienna (2021), the Feuerwerk Akademie Einbeck and the Wilhelm Kempff Foundation (2022).

From an early age, Mirabelle Kajenjeri performed in concerts at renowned festivals such as the Lille Piano Festival or the Piano Campus Festival and appeared as a soloist with various orchestras in Germany and abroad, including the Orchestre Cordes 21, the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt and the Orquestra Filarmónica Portuguesa. Mirabelle Kajenjeri is currently studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna" with Anna Malikova. She is a graduate of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles in the class of Mihaïl Faerman, Zofia Lalak and Gabriel Teclu and the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover in the class of Ewa Kupiec.

In addition to her career as a pianist, Mirabelle Kajenjeri's musical talent also extends to the violin. Thus, in 2018, she also obtained a bachelor's degree in violin performance at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles with great distinction.

Photo Credits: Yulia Mustaeva

Mirabelle Kajenjeri: Étincelles

KNS Classical Mirabelle Kajenjeri: Étincelles

"Étincelles" - sparkles - presents music that has shaped Mirabelle Kajenjeri's musical path. Each work in it is meant to release a singular brilliance, be it from passion, bright felicity or cosmic jubilation. Mirabelle Kajenjeri succeeds admirably in drawing an arch from the powerful Appassionata by Beethoven via Scriabin's crazy 5th Sonata to Victor Macedo Pinto's Sonata in C major. Supported by the colors of the C. Bechstein concert grand D282, the young pianist is able to fully flesh out these works in all their complexity.

The album was recorded in March 2022 at the Ölbergkirche recording studio in Berlin for the KNS Classical label.


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