Taught by Philippe Muller at the Paris Conservatoire and by Frans Helmerson at the Musikhochschule in Cologne, Ingrid Schoenlaub was nominated with the Psophos Quartet in the category ‘Best Ensemble of the Year’ at the Victoires de la Musique ceremony in 2005, and also chosen as a BBC ‘New Generation Artist’.
She has been invited to play in leading international venues in Toronto, Montreal, Boston, London (Wigmore Hall, BBC, St Luke’s), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Detroit (Great Lakes Music Festival), La Folle Journée de Nantes, Musée d’Orsay and Auditorium du Louvre (Paris), Brussels (Palais des Beaux-Arts), Printemps des Arts de Monaco, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Teheran, Tel Aviv…
As a concert artist, she has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra of the Garde Républicaine, Orchestre Pasdeloup, and Ensemble Philharmonique de Paris, and was invited as cello co-soloist by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London.
She likes exploring new musical forms and is involved in contemporary creation with the Cairn, Sillages and Lucilin (Luxembourg) ensembles. The expression of her artistic sensibility thus also blossoms in works by composers of our time: Berio, Kagel, Aperghis, Grisey, Dusapin, Leroux, López López, Saariaho, Romitelli, Matalon, Gervasoni, Combier, Rebotier, Cendo, Bedrossian, Dufourt, Greitzer, Pontier.
The quality of exchange offered by playing chamber music is especially revealing. She plays in duo with pianist Sodi Braide, and their concerts in France and abroad lie within this quest for complicity between performers and beyond: with an audience, a venue, a work...
Ingrid Schoenlaub also plays with the Paris Mozart Orchestra, founded and directed by Claire Gibault, of which the social commitment, particularly performing in prisons and schools, is close to her heart.
Her recordings with the Psophos Quartet have been unanimously hailed by the musical press: Felix Mendelssohn Quartets Opp. 44 no.1 and 80 (5/5, Classica Repertoire); Schoenberg, Berg, Webern (4 stars, Le Monde de la Musique); complete quartets of Maurice Ohana (‘Choc’, Le Monde de la Musique, 10/10, Classica Repertoire, 5/5, Diapason).
Her curiosity leads her naturally to the crossing of different art forms. In 2008, alongside Laure Daugé, dancer-choreographer accomplice, she was artist in residence in Montreal, invited by the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec. With Marie Tikova, stage director (Compagnie Feux de la Rampe), she created ‘Fables Amoureuses’ a show for two actors and cello based on Jean de La Fontaine. She is currently participating in ‘Divertimento for Rope & Strings’ with the English acrobat Gisele Edwards, a show premiered in London in 2016.
Ingrid Schoenlaub takes part in the ‘Fous de Musique’ (Mad for Music) action, initiated by pianist Itamar Golan with ATD-Quart Monde, which offers concerts to the most destitute in order that music open ever more doors.
She trained with Wilfride Piollet, prima ballerina at the Paris Opera, whose ‘Barres Flexibles’ method nurtures her musical and instrumental practice.
Her exceptional companion in this progression is an 18th-century Venetian cello called the ‘Rembrandt’…