Clementine Grimault is a French pianist and piano teacher, London top music college alumni, with Asian roots.

Global citizen, she has years of experience as a piano instructor, a soloist, and a collaborative pianist across France, the United Kingdom and Asia.

Human enthusiast, keen on education, she favors the lecture-recital format when performing solo – for a better interaction with the audience, and enjoys collaborative works and cross-arts projects.

Open minded towards all fields, she has also performed for corporate special events. These include some luxury brands’ gala dinners, French Loire Valley castle festivals, and university general assemblies.

 

 

Clementine developed a keen interest in impressionist and modern music over the years. She got also influenced by her piano professor in London – British concert pianist, lecturer and writer Paul Roberts, sharing his passion for the lecture-recital format, and learnings from the experience of other performing and visual arts.

She has given lecture-recitals in Paris in France, and in Hong-Kong for festival ‘Le French May’. She also made a TV appearance on Radio Television Hong-Kong as a main guest for broadcast ‘RTHK’s The Works’, with an interview and a live piano performance of Debussy. In London, she also took part in Iain Burnside’s play “Journeying boys” where she held the dual role of pianist and actress, in the then brand new Milton Court Theatre, Barbican, as the second show ever scheduled there.

Clementine graduated in piano performance from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama (GSMD) in London, United Kingdom. Her research subject ‘Water in piano music’ got published at the school’s library with top distinction. She holds piano teaching qualifications (Diplôme d’Etat, Certificat d’Aptitude) from the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur (CNSMDP), and the Pôle d’Enseignement Supérieur Music and Dance (PESMD) of Bordeaux, in France. Besides this, she completed a full French professional curriculum, holding final prizes in Piano, Music Theory (Solfege) and Chamber Music from Conservatoire Regional (CRR).

Clementine is thankful for Paul Roberts’ piano tuition at the Guildhall school, and for her earlier years spent studying piano under the direction of Mrs Lemée – a former student of Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen, inspired by the French piano school legacy. In order to gain a more authentic experience about early repertoire and piano technique development, she studied the fortepiano with American early keyboard performer Maggie Cole. Beyond this, she has also been fortunate to take part in masterclasses. She profited from advice from internationally known piano professors including Bruno Rigutto, Claire Desert, Pierre Réach, Charles Owen, and Ronan O’Hora.

Always having been particularly fond of education, and with a sense of human generosity from a young age, Clementine enjoys sharing her passion by teaching. She has gained trust and success, with a broad range of piano students of all ages in France, London and Asia. She currently teaches piano at a Conservatoire in the Paris area.