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An Encounter with Emile Naoumoff

 Interview with Nathalie Guilbaud


Year of production: 2020
Duration: 47 min.


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Disponible en français


Nadia Boulanger’s final student, Emile Naoumoff composed his first piano concerto at the age of nine; he performed it the following year under the direction of Yehudi Menuhin. His rise as a concert performer was meteoric and thrust him onto the international scene. For the past twenty years, he has been teaching at the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, whose alumni include some of the world’s most successful musicians. This interview of Emile Naoumoff by Nathalie Guilbaud was recorded at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris on January 24, 2020.


Emile Naoumoff has taught at the Conservatoire national supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, at the Ecole d’arts américaine—Fontainebleau’s castle, at the International Academy of Music—Rangiport’s castle, which he created, at the Centre Jeunes Vocations Littéraires Artistiques et Scientifiques, at the summer training of Santander and at the European American Musical Alliance, at the Schola Cantorum, at the academy of the Verbier Festival, at the trainings in Banff (Canada) as well as at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, the Jacobs School of Music, in the United States.


Film © 2020 Nathalie Guilbaud

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Emile Naoumoff, Nadia Boulanger, Nathalie Guilbaud, Yehudi Menuhin