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« (…) The young woman has the technical qualities that allow her to undertake the concerto KV 449 of Mozart, to express herself in a clear manner without giving the slightest impression of insecurity. The entire instrument awakens to the vibrations of each note. (…) » Denise de Ceunink


 As a chamber musician, Liedbegleiterin and as a soloist, Leonor has performed in various Concerts in Portugal, Switzerland, Italy, USA, Mexico and Ucraine, in some prestigious halls, among others the Auditori Enric Granados in Lleida, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Paul Hall (New York),  the Palácio dos Aciprestes and Sala dos Espelhos at the Palácio Foz (Praça dos Restauradores, Lisbon, Portugal), Temple du Bas Neuchâtel and Salle des chevaliers at the Chateaux de Neuchâtel, the Teatro del Centro de las Artes in Monterrey (Mexico) and Kleiner Saal at the Tonhalle Zürich.


She has performed at various festivals including the 3rd Festival de la Chapelle de Couvet, the Festival de Piano de St. Ursanne, the Earth Festival 2013 in Italy, the Yehudi Menuhin Forum and the chamber music series of the Mannes Upperwest Concerts in New York, La journée des musiciens Neuchâtelois and the Brahmsiades sur la Coline.


Leonor was prize winner at some competitions, like a 1st prize (Prix Collard) at the 2016 Kiefer Hablitzel Musikpreis, a 1st prize at the London Grand Prize Virtuoso, the 2015 Studienpreis des Migros-Kulturprozent, American Protégé International Music Competition of Romantic Music, the Concerto Competition of the Geneva’s Haute École de Musique, a 1st prize with honour at the Schweizer Jugend Musicwettbewerb and the Odd Fellows Music Prize.
She was awarded a special prize from the Zürcher Kammerorchester having performed a Concert as Soloist with the Zurich Chamber Orchester, under direction of Graziella Contratto in the frame of “ZKO presents…”.

Since 2010 she has been studying with Paul Coker at the Haute-École de Musique de Genève, where she graduated and obtained her Bachelor Degree of Arts in Music in June 2013 and her Master of Music Performance in June 2016. During her sabbatical year in 2014, Leonor moved to New York, where she studied at the Mannes College. In New York, she had the chance to meet and started to have  additional coaching with Edna Golandsky.

Leonor Dill was born in Bern, Switzerland in 1990. 3 Years later, she moved to Tavira, Portugal where she was introduced to her musical education as well as classical ballet. At age 10, Leonor was admitted at the Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa, where she studied with an italian pianist Daniela Ignazzitto. Later, she returned to Switzerland to continue her pre-college as well as college studies. There she continued her musical education at the Musikschule des Konservatoriums Bern with Albert Sidler for 5 years.

Throughout her studies, she has received additional coaching through Masterclasses with teachers like: Joaquín Achucarro (Meadows School of Arts, Dallas), Dominique Merlet, Heinz Medjimorec, Christopher Hinterhuber (University of Music and Performing Arts, Viena), Stephan Kovacevic, Konrad Richter, Rieko Aizawa (Longy School of Music, Boston), Daniel Epstein (Manhattan School of Music, NY), Jürg Wyttenbach among others.

In Chamber music Leonor received additonal coaching from : J.Y.Song (Mannes College), David Krakauer (Mannes College), Richard Aaron (The Juilliard School), Jermôme Pernoo (CNSM Paris), Michel Rosset (HEM Geneva), Sergei Ostrovsky (HEM Geneva), Omar Zoboli (HEM Geneva), Denis Severin (HEM Geneva), the Rachmaninov Trio Moscow (Bern). In Liedbegleitung she studied with Jocelyn Dueck (Mannes College) among others.
 
She is the recipient of the Fritz-Gerber Stiftung (Zurich), the Fondation Andrée-Jéquier (Val-de-Travers) scholarships as well as from the association Les Amis du Conservatoire (Neuchâtel).

Since 2012 Leonor and her partner Paul-Edouard Senentz (Cellist) perform regularly in Concerts as a Duo.

 

 
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