The Duo Clara Cernat & Thierry Huillet was welcomed in large venues around the world : the Hanoï Opéra, « Théâtre de la Monnaie » Brussels, « National Center for Performing Arts » Beijing, « Palacio Foz » Lisbon, « Teatro Coliseo » Buenos Aires , « Cecilia Meireles concert hall » Rio de Janeiro, « Auditorio » and « Palau de la Musica » Barcelona, « Pablo Casals concert hall » Tokyo.
In this respect they are regularly invited by the Mozarteum Argentino, Banco Republica Colombia, the Lima Philharmonic Society and many other organizations.
The couple gave numerous recitals in Japan, China, USA, Vietnam, Brazil, Libya, UK, Romania, Croatia, Spain, Greece, Belgium, France with a great success. Clara and Thierry are also invited by international music festivals such as « Festival Croisements » (China) , the Suona Francese Festival (Italy), the Enesco Festival (Bucharest, Romania). Prize winners of international competitions (1st Grand Prix of the Cleveland International Piano Competition USA for Thierry Huillet. 1st Grand Prix of the J-S. Bach International Violin Competition for Clara Cernat). They are inseparable in life and on stage. Their CDs and DVDs have been warmly reviewed by the critics. Actually Thierry Huillet leads, in parallel with his career as a concert pianist, a major career as a composer.
Clara Cernat & Thierry Huillet feature their own version of the mythical Romanian song « The Lark » (« Ciocârlia). This melody was played for the first time in 1889 at the Universal Exposition in Paris, for the inauguration of the Eiffel Tower. It was composed by the famous Romanian musician Angheluş Dinicu. He won the Gold Medal on June 29th, 1889, at the International Minstrels Competition in Paris. This version was composed in 2020 by Romanian violinist Clara Cernat and French pianist and composer Thierry Huillet.
Clara Cernat, violin Thierry Huillet, piano
Sound & video : Jérôme Hallay