Mirabelle Kajenjeri is a young French pianist “with a unique touch, manipulating some of the most challenging acrobatics with a (discreet) smile, disarmingly natural and generous” (La Libre Belgique).
In September 2022 her first album “Étincelles” was released in collaboration with the label KNS Classical.
Born in 1998 to Burundian and Ukrainian parents, she recently had the opportunity to highlight this singular mix, as a guest speaker at the TEDxRoubaix (TED Talk) event.
1st Grand Prize in the “Santa Cecilia International Piano Competition” in Porto (2021), semi-finalist in the prestigious “Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition” in Tel-Aviv (2023), her talent has been rewarded in numerous other national and international competitions.
She is also a laureate of foundations such as the “Fondation Safran” (2023), the Wilhelm Kempff Foundation, Feuerwerk Academy Einbeck (2022), Lieven Piano Foundation Vienna (2021), Yamaha Music Europe Foundation (2020), and the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now (2019).
From an early age, Mirabelle Kajenjeri performed in concerts, as part of renowned festivals such as the Flagey Piano Days, the Lille Piano Festival, the Piano Campus Festival and the “Festivals de Wallonie” and accompanied by various orchestras in France and abroad (“Orchestre Cordes 21”, “Brandenburgische Staatsorchester Frankfurt”, “Orquestra Filarmónica Portuguesa”).
She currently resides in Vienna, Austria, where she is pursuing a postgraduate course at the “Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien” with Anna Malikova.
Having graduated from the “Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover” (Master) in the class of Prof. Ewa Kupiec and from the “Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles” (Bachelor) under Prof. Mikhail Faerman, she previously studied with Prof. Vladimir Soultanov at the “Conservatoire de Roubaix” and her discovery of the piano, at the age of 5, was initiated by Natalia Grebennikova, in Kyiv.
In addition, this young artist has several strings to her bow, since alongside her career as a pianist she is also passionate about the violin. Having studied both instruments simultaneously since childhood, Mirabelle Kajenjeri finally obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 2018 at the “Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles” with great distinction parallel to her piano Bachelor’s degree.
Lorenzo Gatto, Olga Zolotareva, Ning Kam as well as Elizabeth Degrenand were her teachers.