“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 next seasons are seeing Marie-Ange Nguci appear with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Macao Symphony Orchestra. She will return for performances with Tonkünstler Orchestra under Fabio Luisi, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI under Krzysztof Urbański and Orchestre National de Lyon under Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider. She will be artist-in-residence with the Basel Symphony Orchestra for the 2023-2024 season, performing under Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and Ivor Bolton; and will collaborate as associate artist alongside the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini in Parma.
Among the highlights of the last seasons, Marie-Ange Nguci was invited by such major orchestras as NHK Symphony Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Belgium National Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Lille, Bordeaux and Pau National Orchestras, working with conductors such as Paavo Järvi, Fabio Luisi, Petr Popelka, Dalia Stasevska, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Pierre Bleuse, Kristiina Poska, Case Scaglione, James Feddeck, Mihhail Gerts and Robert Trevino.
She has performed in prestigious venues such as Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Tonhalle in Zürich, Sydney Opera House, Oslo Opera House, Philharmonie de Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Auditorium de Radio France, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro della Pergola in Florence, as well as at the Festival International de Piano de La Roque d’Anthéron and the Festival de La Grange de Meslay.
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 and was warmly praised in the press.
Accepted into the Paris Conservatoire at the age of 13 in Nicholas Angelich’s class, she studies orchestra conducting at Vienna’s Musik und Kunst Universität, and was admitted at the age of 18 for a PhD-DMA degree in Music at the City University of New York. She also holds a MBA in Cultural Management.