Manon Ablett

Samling Artist Programme: 2013

Manon Ablett was born in Stuttgart and received her early musical training at the Purcell School of Music, where she studied with Ilana Davids. Manon has given regular concerts throughout the UK, at venues including the Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Wigmore Hall.

In 2006, as part of the centenary celebrations of the birth of Antal Dorati, Manon was asked to play his piano concerto with the New Haifa Symphony Orchestra and the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in Israel and Turkey.

In 2008 Manon won second prize at the International Hindemith Competition in Berlin and most recently has made her debuts in both the Kammermusiksaal of the Berlin Philharmonie and in the Musikhalle in Hamburg, performing Chopin’s first piano concerto with the Haydn Orchester.

Manon was invited by the late Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau to accompany his masterclasses in Berlin and at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, which inspired her to pursue her Masters in piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music. There she has won the Scott Huxley and the Rex Stephens prizes and studies with Michael Dussek and Audrey Hyland. Manon’s studies are generously supported by the Countess of Munster Trust.