Forget Nathalie

Nathalie Forget was unanimously awarded the First Prize in ondes Martenot at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, where she studied under Valérie Hartmann-Claverie.

She also has Master’s degrees in musical philosophy, with a focus on Olivier MESSIAEN, and in visual arts (photography).

She has played all across Europe, as well as in the United States and Mexico, with leading conductors and ensembles including Hans ZENDER, Peter RUNDEL, Ilan VOLKOV, Daniel KAWKA, Simone YOUNG, Sylvain Cambreling, Heinz HOLLIGER, Kent NAGANO, Reinbert de LEEUW, Pierre BOULEZ, Myung-Whun CHUNG, the London Sinfonietta, the Orchestra of Gulbenkian Foundation, the Nederlandse Opera, the NDRSinfonieorchester Hamburg, the Rai National Symphony Orchestra, the OCBA of Mexico, the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden and Freiburg, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, and others.

She's an interpreter of major works for ondes (Messiaen, Honegger, Milhaud, Varèse, Murail, Jolivet, Koechlin, Scelsi…) ; she's also very involved in contemporary music, improvisation, and rock music (Ensemble ITINÉRAIRE, Les MUSIQUES à OUÏR, collectif WARN!NG, FAUST, RADIOHEAD, ULAN BATOR...) and in premiering radical new repertoire for the instrument.

In addition, she combines ondes Martenot with contemporary art in performances and shows with sculptures, voices, photographs and projections; she questions the notions of Utopia, vibrant and revealing animalism, love, torture, and indifference.