“Une pianiste pas comme les autres.” These were the words of Pierre Petit, the well-known critic of Le Figaro, after a performance by Catherine Ordronneau. Although she performed her first solo concert at age 12, it is only when she turned 18 that she decided to devote herself entirely to music, receiving guidance from French pianist François-René Duchâble and Monique Deschaussées, herself a student of the great Alfred Cortot. After receiving the highest distinction in academics and the prize of the Foundation Lefébure, she chose to avoid competitions in order to develop an eclectic repertoire and grow as a thoughtful, well-rounded musician. A lover of literature and nature, she delivers “mesmerizing interpretation allied to a total musical integrity.” (The Times) She performs extensively in North America, Europe and China. She was invited to play as a soloist with the Saint Louis Symphony, the Bay Atlantic Symphony, the Toronto Sinfonietta, the Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, among others. Since 2008, she regularly goes to China and plays in the most prestigious halls, including the Oriental Art Center in Shanghai and the Performing Arts Center in Tianjin. She recorded live for CBC Radio, TV2 Spain, and Radio France.
She has worked and performed with Canadian violinist Kai Gleusteen for more than 15 years and their discography includes award winning recordings. They recently were invited for a 22-concert tour in China. Catherine is professor of piano and chamber music in the Liceu Conservatorio Superior de Música in Barcelona.