Biography

An accomplished accordionist who graduated with honors from the music schools of Freiburg, Germany (studying with Teodoro Anzellotti) and Basel, Switzerland (Master’s degree specialized in contemporary music), Marie-Andrée Joerger performs regularly as a soloist, as well as with orchestras and other ensembles. She appears in festivals such as “Musique en scène” (Lyon, France), “IGNM” (Vienna, Austria), “Upol” (Nova Gorica, Slovenia), “Festival International de Musique” (Colmar, France), “Zelt-Musik-Festival” (Freiburg, Germany), “Festival Musica” (Strasbourg, France), “Festival Manifeste” (Paris, France), “Artsmondo” (Strasbourg, France), to collaborations with ensembles such as the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the Philharmonic Orchestra and Kirchenchor of Freiburg, the Toulouse Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of Nancy, and in prestigious spaces such as the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Zürich Tonhalle, the Lyon Opera, the Frankfurt Alte Oper, and the Romana Theater of Bucharest. She has performed alongside several renowned soloists such as Armand Angster, Marc Coppey, François Kubler, Daishin Kashimoto, and Pierre Strauch. She has also won several international competitions in Geneva (Swizterland), Atri (Italy), and Montrond les Bains (France).

An active member of the contemporary music scene, Marie-Andrée Joerger has collaborated with composers such as B. Cavanna, D. D’Adamo, T. Escaich, B. Furer, M. Matalon, M. Mochizuki, A. Posadas, A. Schlünz, premiering new pieces as a soloist or within an ensemble.

Her passion for chamber music has lead to collaborations with Jean Philippe Audin (cellist), Philippe Koerper (saxophonist), and Antoine Pecqueur (bassoonist in the orchestra les Siècles). She is a member of the La Philharmonie de Poche, the Ensemble Linea, and is regularly invited to perform with the Strasbourgeois ensemble Accroche Note.

For the past ten years, she has also organized the annual Agora International Academy and the Agora International Festival in Switzerland with V. Lhermet and S. Tissot.

Marie-Andrée Joerger has been teaching at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg and the Académie Supérieure de Musique de Strasbourg since 2014, and is often invited to give master classes in various European conservatories.

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