French violinist Solenne Païdassi is First Prize winner of the 2010 Long-Thibaud Competition. She has been awarded many prizes in France and abroad, including the Hannover Competition, Sion-Valais Competition, and Gyeongnam Competition in Korea. She plays a Gian Battista Guadagnini violin of 1784, awarded by the Zilber-Vatelot Foundation in Paris. She has performed in Tonhalle (Zürich), Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), as well as participated in numerous festivals such as the International Festival of Colmar, the Festival of Radio-France in Montpellier, “La Folle Journée”, the Festival International de Sion Valais, and Menton International Music Festival. As a soloist she has performed with the Orchestre de Radio-France, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Shangaï Grand Theatre Orchestra, and the Verdi Orchestra. After graduating from Geneva Conservatoire de Musique, the Royal Academy of London, and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, she obtained a Diploma from the Hannover Hochschule für Musik.