Noémy Braun

Noémy Braun Born into a music-loving family, Noémy immerses herself in music from an early age. At the age of 5, she takes her first cello class. She then studied cello and chamber music with Rainer Schmidt, Walter Levin, Jorge Pepi, Paul Coker, Marcio Carneir, Enrico Dindo, Matt Haimovitz, and took part in numerous master classes: Anner Bylsma, Christophe Coin, Raphaël Pidoux, Hélène Dautry, Troels Svane, Frans Helmerson, Asier Polo and Gary Hoffman. She obtained her degrees at the Hautes Ecoles de Musique de Lausanne (HEMU) and Geneva (HEM) as well as at the McGill Schulich School of Music in Montreal. During her studies, she was hired as a substitute cello teacher at several music conservatories. She won contracts and toured between Europe and Canada, participated and played actively on the European and Canadian scene, among major festivals such as the Festival Paléo (CH), the Festival de Jazz d’Auvernier (CH), the Musique de la Chaux-de Fonds (CH) and in Canada the Arab World Festival (Canada), Festival Classica (Canada, the Vancouver Jazz Festival, the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto and the KlezKanada Festival in Montreal.

In 2016, Noémy founded the Comboïo Trio with brazilian guitar players Caio Marcio Santos and Danilo Petroni, who present a fusion between popular, traditional and Brazilian jazz music.The same year, Noémy founded a group of Indian classical music flirting with jazz with the great percussion players Haider & Pintoo Kahn, then a duo with the guembri player, Khali Bensid, specialized in traditional Moroccan and Algerian music and Gnawa.

In 2019, she recorded an album «Aguas» with Alexandre Gismonti and Dimitar Ivanov who founded the Quatro Vozes quartet, with whom they interpreted Egberto Gismonti’s music.

In 2020 Noémy took part in the album release «Levantine Rhapsody» with Didem Başar who received the Opus and ADISQ awards. In 2020 Noémy founded with Sergiu Popa (accordion) the Taraf Syriana ensemble with two Syrian musicians: Naeem Shanwar (Qanoun), Omar Abou-Afach (viola).Noémy has the chance to be part of projects with great singers such as Lubana Al Quntar (Syria), Waed Bouhassoun (Syria), Leila Gouchi (Morocco) and singer Khalid Alhafed (Syria)


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