Viola Solo from the Paris National Opera Orchestra, Pierre Lenert is also laureate of the Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition, Lionel Tertis, Maurice Vieux and the Autumn Festival of Young Interpreters.
Pierre Lenert is the only violist in Europe to have taken up the challenge to record the « 24 Caprices » of Niccolo Paganini in the viola version, since the integral made by Emmanuel Vardi in 1965 at Label Epic.
He is also Professor at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris.
Soloist and chamber musician, he is the guest of many international festivals such as BBC Proms, Schubertiades, Khumo, Gubio and the Marlboro festival.
His discography includes the complete work of Henry Vieuxtemps’s viola and piano work, as well as several recitals devoted to the music of Carl Reinecke, Niccolo Paganini and Felix Mendelssohn, Georges Enesco, Jean Françaix and Darius Milhaud.
Pierre Lenert is Artistic Director of the International Chamber Music Festival « SERENADE » as well as the Festival « LE GOUT DE LA MUSIQUE ».
By directing the Collection for Viola of Artchipel Music Publishing, as well as the Viola Music Collection of Livma Music Editions, Pierre Lenert enriches the repertoire of his instrument by discovering and rediscovering works originally written or transcribed for the viola.
Pierre Lenert plays the viola of Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume of 1865, « Comte Cheremetiev ».