Cecile Lartigau is a french ondes Martenot player graduated of the Paris and Lyon Conservatoires, and supported by the Fondation de France, Fondation Meyer and Mécénat Musical Société Générale. She has played all over Europe (France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Switzerland...) as well as United States and Russia with leading conductors as Teodor Currentzis, Kazushi Ono and Jean Deroyer.
She has performed with MusicAeterna, the orchestra of the Opera of Lyon, and also worked with the choregrapher Saburo Teshigawara. She has taken part of famous festival as Festival Résonance (FR), RuhrTriennale (DE) and Diaghilev Festival (RU).
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As a performer, Cecile plays the major works for ondes, in solo recital, chamber music (with piano, ondes sextet), with orchestra (Concertos by Landowski, Jolivet, Hétu), opera (Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher) and also the masterpieces of Olivier Messiaen (Turangalila-Symphony, Petites Liturgies de la présence divine). She likes to introduce the repertoire for her instrument in solo recital in atypical and intimate venues as the Perm State Art Gallery (RU) or La Chapelle du Croisty (FR). She is invested in the microtonale music and has realised the French Premiere and the first world recording for the Label Shiiin of the Fourth symphonic Fragment for Ondes Martenot and pianos tuned in quarter tones by Ivan Wyschnegradsky.
As an improviser, Cecile explores different ways (experimental, free, pop, melodic...) and performs, since 2018, in Everything that happened and would happen, the new production of Heiner Goebbels.
Cecile is the holder of a Master's degree in musicology, working on the indetermination in the musical pieces of John Cage. She gave lectures and wrote articles on contemporary music for several Festivals.