"I feel very lucky that C. Bechstein places such trust in me. I was able to record my first CD thanks to their sponsorship. In the process, I had the chance to play magnificent pianos, extremely well prepared by passionate and committed people. It is a gift for a young pianist to have the trust of such a great brand. Expressing yourself becomes almost easy with pianos that have such a great sound palette !"
After receiving her first piano instruction at La Rochelle, Myriam Barbaux-Cohen was awarded the first prize for chamber music and piano by the Conservatory of Gennevilliers in 1999 and 2000. She continued her musical studies with Muza Rubackytė at the Conservatoire Rachmaninoff in Paris. She went on to become Rubackytė’s assistant and was appointed as professor in 2011. In 2008 she obtained her concert diploma with honours and commendations of the jury.
Myriam has studied the vocal repertoire for a decade at the Conservatoire Parisien du Centre, which led to her becoming an accompanist for choirs and vocal ensembles such as Ensemble Folia and Les Choeurs de Malestroits.
In 2009 Myriam participated in the ICPA master class series under the presidency of Philippe Entremont with internationally renowned artists including Jean-Philippe Collard, François-René Duchable and Michel Béroff and concerts under the direction of Nelson Delle-Vigne. With her sensitive interpretations and unique sound palette, Myriam has performed at the French Ministry of Finance and at music festivals in Palm Beach, Funchal, Paris, Brussels and Taiwan.
Myriam’s wide-ranging interests in different musical styles have led her to become a member of the Al-Prago quintet, a tango nuevo ensemble dedicated to the work of Astor Piazzolla.
Since moving to Germany, Myriam has appeared at private concerts and charity events. She teaches piano to children and French-speaking young people in Frankfurt and is committed to providing musical education to people suffering from autism and behavioural problems.