Marie-Ange Nguci

“PURE DIAMOND. Each facet of her talent belies her age: the pianist Marie-Ange Nguci offers a jewel where virtuosity rhymes with musicality and inventiveness […] Every work of the program is interpreted with a visionary power […] Much more than a promising talent: an accomplished artist.”


The 2023/24 season sees Nguci appear as artist-in-residence with the Basel Symphony Orchestra, performing under Ivor Bolton and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. She makes her US debut with Utah and St. Louis symphony orchestras, then with Macao Symphony Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia, and returns to Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI under Krzysztof Urbański and Orchestre National de Lyon with Nikolaj Znaider; and performs debut recitals at the prestigious Concertgebouw (recital hall) and Klavier-Festival Ruhr.


Among the highlights of the two last seasons, Marie-Ange Nguci was invited by such major orchestras as NHK Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Orchestre de Paris, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tonkünstler Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Belgium National Orchestra, Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, as well as Lille, Bordeaux and Pau National Orchestras, working with first-class conductors: Paavo Järvi, Fabio Luisi, Petr Popelka, Dalia Stasevska, Pierre Bleuse, Kristiina Poska, Tabita Berglund, Robert Trevino, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider and Case Scaglione.


She is invited to prestigious international festivals and venues such as Radio France and Lyon auditoriums, Oslo Opera, Beethovenfest Bonn, Musikmesse Frankfurt, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Piano à Lyon, International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York and Festival Musiq’3 Festival in Brussels and Bergen international Festival. In France, she has performed at International Piano Festival of La Roque d’Anthéron, La Folle Journée in Nantes (as well as in Tokyo and Ekaterinburg), Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier, Festival La Grange de Meslay, Festival Chopin in Bagatelle, L’Esprit du Piano in Bordeaux and Nohant Festival Chopin.


Her extensive repertoire ranges from baroque, classical and romantic to contemporary. Passionate about the music of our time, she has worked closely with composers such as Thierry Escaich, Bruno Mantovani, Graciane Finzi, Pascal Zavaro and Karol Beffa in preparing her interpretations of their works.


Marie-Ange came to wide public attention in 2018 with the release of her first CD, En Miroir on the Mirare label. It featured the piano works of composers best known as organists and improvisers – Franck, J.S. Bach, Saint-Saëns and Thierry Escaich. The recording received the coveted Choc de Classica for 2018 and was warmly praised in the press.


Marie-Ange Nguci was accepted into the Paris Conservatoire at the age of 13 in Denis Pascal’s class. She plays organ and cello, and spent a year studying conducting at Vienna’s Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst.