Léa Hennino

Considered one of the most promising viola players of her generation, Léa has played in major international venues with such artists as the Modigliani Quartet, Eric Le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Nicolas Dautricourt and many others.

In 2014 she participated in a European tour of the complete Mozart quintets with Renaud Capuçon, Alina Ibragimova and others. She is a regular guest of different ensembles including Les Dissonnances, Igiardini, le Balcon, and has played in 2 consecutive seasons with the Paris Centre for Chamber music led by Jérôme Pernoo.

In 2016 she performed the “Concerto Rhapsody” by Martinu with the Hradec Kralové Philarmonic Orchestra in the Czech Republic and performed with the Armenian Philarmonic Orchestra during the 2017/2018 season. In 2019 Léa is playing the Symphonie Concertante by Mozart with the Toulouse Chamber Orchestra, and the Viola solo part of the Strauss Don Quixote with Sebastien Hurtaud and the Orchestre de Picardie.

Chosen to take part in such prestigious international Music Academies as Kryzowa Music for Europe, Kronberg “Cello Plus” (Germany), Ravinia Steans Music Institut (USA), Verbier Festival Academy (Switzerland), IMS Prussia Cove (England), Aurora Chamber Music (Sweden), Encuentro de Santander (Spain), Léa has performed in workshops and ensembles with Tabea Zimmerman, Antoine Tamestit, Kim Kashkashian, Lars Anders Tomter , Thomas Rieble, Veronika Hagen, Pamela Frank, Miriam Freed, Ferenc Rados, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Hatto Beyer amongst others. Enriched by such collaborations, Léa has won prizes in different competitions in France, Germany, Luxembourg , and has been winner of the Yamaha Music Foundation in Europe, the Meyer Foundation, and the Adami Foundation.

Born in 1991, Léa  entered the CRR of Paris when she was 9 years old, and in 2008 obtained her DEM with the maximum qualifications in the class of Carole Dauphin. She completed her degree in 2011 and her Masters in 2013 in the Paris CNSM where she studied with Sabine Toutain and Christophe Gaugué. Afterwards, she studied a year as an Erasmus student with the Japanese viola player Nobuko Imai in Geneva, and then, for a further 2 year period (2014-2016), in Zurich with the British viola player Lawrence Power.

Léa teaches and is an ambassador for DakApp, an online music education course. She plays a viola made for her by Charles Coquet in 2014.