Raphaël Sévère

About Raphaël Sévère

Clarinetist Raphaël Sévère was a prodigy, making appearances worldwide as early as age 11 and enrolling at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris when he was 14. After winning major prizes as a teen, he went on to an impressive adult career. Sévère made such rapid progress on the clarinet that at 11, he could perform in China with the Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra in a concert marking Mozart's 250th birthday. In 2008, he issued an album called Récital de Musiques Française. Sévère's chamber music partners are an impressive group, including Martha Argerich and Gidon Kremer; he has also performed on an ongoing basis in a piano trio with pianist Adam Laloum and cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière. He has remained active, releasing the album On Tour in 2020 and an album of Mozart clarinet pieces in 2022.

Rennes, France
15 September 1994
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