Elodie Bouny


Classical guitar

France - Brazil


Elodie Bouny was born in Caracas (Venezuela) and grew up in Paris, where she completed a full classical curriculum, focusing on the study of classical guitar at the Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris). Shee obtained his diploma in 2000, with honors. Then, she perfected her skills with Pablo Márquez at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg, where she found the opportunity to broaden her knowledge and open his field of action, particularly to early music and improvised music. She finished this second course in 2005, when he obtained his D.E.M. (diploma of musical studies). During these years of study, She completed his training by attending numerous MasterClasses with eminent personalities and participating in courses related to South American music, integrating for a few months the courses of the National Conservatory of Folklore of Buenos Aires, directed by the guitarist Juan Falú. She holds a Master's degree in Music Education from the School of Music of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2012), and a PhD in Creative Processes from the same institution (2019).

In 2013, her master's thesis was published by New Academic Editions with the title: Classical Guitarist and Popular Guitarist: Investigating differences in musical education (ISBN 978-3-639-68569-5).

She performs in festivals and series in Brazil and abroad as a soloist and is invited to be part of important competitions, such as the Violão Sem Fronteiras Competition, of the Assad Festival; the BDMG Instrumental Competition; the Corner Competition of the Alliance Française, in addition to the Novas Competition, which she organizes.

She has been awarded in several international competitions: 3 ̊ prize in the ADMIRA Competition (GBR), in 2001; 1 ̊ prize in the UFAM Competition, in 2003; 2 ̊ prize in the Eschende Competition (HOL), in 2006; 2 ̊ prize in the AV-Rio Competition (Rio de Janeiro), in 2009; 1 ̊ prize in the BRAVIO Competition (Brasília), in 2009; and 3 ̊ prize in the Villa-Lobos Conservatory Competition (São Paulo) in 2009.

His first CD, Terra Adentro, dedicated to Latin American repertoire, was released in 2011 on the label A Casa Produções of Rio de Janeiro, with artistic production by Yamandu Costa. He is currently developing several projects: Iroko Trio (with Marcelo Caldi and Carla Rincon), Duo Andrea Ernest-Dias and Elodie Bouny, and plays punctually with Yamandu Costa as a duet, in addition to his solo work. Member of the Guitars Camerata from 2012 to 2016.

She is director of the guitar composition competition "Concurso Novas", which is in its fourth edition in 2019.

She was a guitar professor at the Institute of Arts and Design of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora in 2019 and at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2015-2017.

As a composer, she has received commissions from Brazilian guitarist Gilson Antunes (Et si le temps passe, Éditions Les Productions d'Oz), and Mexican guitarist Alan Juarez Bardenas (Que lo diz la luna; Éditions Soldano), from the French guitar quartet Paris Guitar Quartet (Déjà-Vu, Éditions Soldano) and from the Conservatoire de musique de Saint-Michel-sur-Orge for guitar students (Sketches hachés, for guitar ensemble). In 2020, FUNARTE / UFRJ commissioned her to write a suite for string orchestra to contribute to the creation of a new repertoire for youth orchestras in Brazil (Projeto SINOS).        

She has orchestrated several pieces in partnership with Yamandu Costa (Passeios suite, for seven guitars, accordion and orchestra; Fronteira concert, for seven guitars and orchestra, among others), which have been performed in prestigious venues (Salle Pleyel, Paris; Teatro São Pedro, Porto Alegre; Teatro Cine Odeon, in Cuiabá; Rotkäppchen Sektkellerei, in Leipzig; La Philharmonie, in Paris, São Paulo Municipal Theater, Sala Cecilia Meireles) under the direction of Antônio Borges-Cunha, Leandro Carvalho, Kristjan Jarvi and Alondra de La Parra and Roberto Minczuk.

The Municipal Theater of São Paulo commissioned him to write a piece for soprano and orchestra (Meia Lágrima) which was premiered in May 2019 by soprano Marly Montano under the conduction of Roberto Minczuk.

Her piece for guitar quartet Déja Vu was selected for the XXIII Bienal of Contemporary Brazilian Music and had a Brazilian premiere in November 2019 at Sala Cecilia Meireles.

In 2021, she premiered her own concerto for guitar and orchestra (Nodus) in Aveiro (Portugal), as composer and soloist, with the Orquestra das Beiras.

In 2022 his opera "Homens de papel" will be premiered, which was commissioned by the Municipal Theater of São Paulo. It is the first opera commissioned by the Theater of São Paulo since its creation, 109 years ago.

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