Pierre-Marc Vernaudon

Born into a family of musicians, Pierre-Marc Vernaudon began his musical training at age eight at the Conservatoire de Limoges where he studied the violin under Gabriela Oprea. He went on to study at the Versailles Conservatory (CRR), and then the Paris Conservatory (CNR) under Sabine Toutain and Christophe Gaugué, and finally at the Lyon Conservatory (CNSM) where he completed his graduate studies under Tasso Adamopoulos.
An orchestral and chamber music enthusiast, he moved to the Netherlands to perfect his art at the Rotterdam Conservatory. However, he only remained for three months after winning his first Orchestra Competition and joining the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet Séguin, in 2010.
Next came numerous world tours, recordings and opera productions under the direction of such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Yannick Nézet Séguin, Sir Simon Rattle, Robin Ticciati, Manfred Honneck, and many more.
Vernaudon founded the Rotterdam Chamber Music Society in 2013 with Julien Hervé.
The ensemble’s purpose is to bring young talent from European conservatories together with more experienced musicians from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
A modern music enthusiast, he was invited in 2013 to the Festival Gergiev to play the Dutch premiere of Guillaume Connesson’s sextet live on the radio. He is also a devoted interpreter of composers such as Pascal Zavaro, Osvaldo Golijov, György Kurtag, Franco Donatoni, and Emmanuel Nunes.

Pierre-Marc Vernaudon plays on a 1999 Jean-Louis Blivet viola, and an Arnaud Suard bow.