Northwestern, Juilliard School, and Cleveland Institue of Music
French born violist Chloé Thominet has performed as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player across the United States in major halls such as Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Symphony Center of Chicago, as well as in her native France. She has collaborated with renowned artists such as violists Victoria Chiang and Jeffrey Irvine, pianist Robert McDonald, and violinist Itzhak Perlman, Robert Walters. Her interest in new music and desire to explore new repertoire has led her to work with composers Sato Matsui, and Nokuthula Ngwenyama. Some recent performance highlights include the recording of Tyshawn Sorrey’ “Sentimental Shard” as part of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago’s series released on CSO TV and the premiere of “Stardust” for English Horn and string quartet by Augusta Read Thomas in collaboration with Nexus Chamber Music. As an orchestral player, she has appeared with prestigious ensembles such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera Orchestra, and the Naples Philharmonic, and was the co-principal of the Chamber Orchestra of New York for several seasons. She currently holds a temporary position with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. She attended the Young Artist Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she subsequently earned a Bachelor of Music degree under the tutelage of Jeffrey Irvine. She went on to complete her Master of Music degree studying with Heidi Castleman and Misha Amory at The Juilliard School as a recipient of a Kovner Fellowship. She holds a doctoral degree from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, where she studied with Helen Callus. Chloé’s instrument was provided by a scholarship grant from the Virtu Foundation.