Biography

Studies

Born in Brest in 1990, Maëla first obtained her Musical Diploma at the Music Conservatory of Brest in 2007 and then perfected with Olivier Derbesse at the Jacques Ibert Conservatory (CMA19) in Paris. She graduated with distinction from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in 2014 (class of Ronald van Spaendonck). In parallel, she studied the bass clarinet at the CRR of Paris and also made several Master classes with French clarinetists such as Jacques Di Donato and Bruno Martinez.

Chamber music player and concertist

Passionate about chamber music, she plays in various formations at many events or festivals : Origami Festival (Beursschouwburg, Brussels), Courant d’air Festival (Brussels), Préludes à l’orchestre de Paris (salle Pleyel), Festival Les Harmonies (Billiers), Concerts at The Campus International of Paris, Tout sauf Debussy (CRR Paris)…

Contemporary Music & Creation

Very implicated in the contemporary repertoire, she participated to the creation of Tocatina by Sina Fallahzadeh, Heptagramme by M. Lysight, Umbrales by Alex Nante, D’un Vanneur de Blé aux Vents by Suzanne Giraud… and is invited to play in different formations such as the ensemble Alternance , the ensemble Écoute, directed by Fernando Palomeque, the collective Parallèle 21, directed by Benoit Menut… She has the opportunity to play and frequently collaborate with concertists such as Sulliman Alltmayer, Patrick Langot, Frédéric Lagarde, Carmen and Ana Mainer…

Orchestra musician

She deals with the symphonic repertoire in various formations: the Ensemble entre Sable et ciel, conducted by Joël Doussard, the Ostinato Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lyon… 

Jazz musician & improviser

Curious about all musical worlds, she studied improvisation and jazz with great personalities of Parisian Jazz.

Clarinet teacher, chamber music teacher & orchestra director

Teaching is an important part of Maëla’s career. She had the chance to teach clarinet and chamber music at the Conservatories of Houilles, Saint Leu La Forêt, Argenteuil, Taverny., at the Paris City Hall, at the Paris Philharmonie…

Maëla Raoult – Paris – French Clarinetist