Professor Annie Cochet-Zakine. Chevalier
des Arts et Lettres,
studied cello at the Conservatory of Chambery (Savoy), at the CNR of Boulogne-Billancourt and Ecole Normale de
Musique de Paris.
performed in France and abroad with several chamber music ensembles. Annie
joined the Colonne
Orchestra and also specialized in Viol de Gamba in Zurich.
In 1992, she was appointed Professor at the Paris Conservatoire and the CNR
of Toulouse and then devoted most of her time to teaching.
Renowned as a
teacher she initiated and trained many professional cellists, including
some of national or international fame: Gauthier Capuçon, Delphine Borsarello
Of teaching she says "Amateur or
professional to be, all need to work in excellence.”
[...] "Starting" a young musician is for the teacher the greatest
responsibility. If he (she) becomes a
professional, it shows that he (she) has been rigorously
initiated on his (her) instrument and
trained to express its full potential with his(her) natural abilities[...]
It is important, very early in the day, to make young people aware that music
is not a solitary activity, but that their music is intended to enable them
to integrate into the musical communiity and
to benefit from it and have fun [...]
This training will also include music education, i.e. sensitization to
listening to other musicians or attendance at concerts.