Born in Tübingen/Germany into a family of musicians, Cordelia Palm has started playing the violin at the age of two years and the piano at the age of five. Her father, musicologist and conductor, was her first teacher. She was regularly playing as soloist violin and piano at age six, particularly during tours of her fathers chamber orchestra in France, Belgium and Germany.
At thirteen, authorized by the Ministry of Culture of the Land Baden-Württemberg, she joined the School of Music Karlsruhe in the class of Prof. Jörg-Wolfgang Jahn, where she obtained her first prize and was named soloist of the Symphony Orchestra.
In 1975, following the first prize BDI, she participated in recordings of radio and television in Frankfurt and Baden Baden.
Having obtained the DAAD scholarship and bursary from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Cordelia Palm continued her studies at the Juilliard School in New York. In two years, she performed the cycle of musicology and also works full time in the class of the great violin pedagogue, Ivan Galamian.
In 1982, Cordelia Palm got the scholarship from the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg.
Back in Europe, she was hired as violin solo concertmaster of the Orchestre Régional Avignon Provence.
She is also sought by the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Marseille, the Orchestre National de Montpellier, the Orchestre de Cannes and the Orchestre de Mulhouse, as concertmaster.
Besides these important activities, she gives concerts in Germany and France, both as a soloist in chamber music with the Quartet Palm and the Quartet Ceria, violin-harp sonata, ballet with Jean Guiserix on Bach’s Chaconne, and other formations with Olivier Charlier, Patrice Fontanarosa, Bruno Rigutto, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Jacques Raynaut, Jean-Louis Beaumadier, also contemporary works and records with Musicatreize as concertmaster under the direction of Roland Hayrabedian. Discography
She teaches in the course of Pont-Saint-Esprit, alongside Olivier Charlier and Ivry Gitlis.
In 2003 she is replacement as chamber music professor at the CNR of Marseille.
The year 2007, Cordelia Palm gave a series of concerts with Bruno Rigutto, sonatas, also Brahms Double Concerto with cellist friend Gary Hoffman in Avignon.
In 2008 a new collaboration has begun with Vahan Mardirossian.
During the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons, she gave always with his orchestra, “The Four Seasons” by Vivaldi and also Piazzolla in Avignon and in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, with 4000 spectators at the Nice Acropolis and the Théâtre Antique de Vienne.
The year 2011 begins with the Beethoven Triple Concerto at the Avignon Opera in Gary Hoffmans company and Vahan Mardirossian, in juin also the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto at the Théâtre Antique de Vienna in front of 4000 spectators.
In march 2012, Cordelia Palm along with Françoise-Buffet Arsenisevic, gave a concert of sonatas by Beethoven and Fauré at the Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris, concert followed by another meeting, this time at the Salle Gaveau, Paris, in 2013.
The summer 2012 continues with a concert tour and the Orchestre Avignon, in a program composed of “Bohemians Airs” by Sarasate and “Legend” by Wienawsky and a series of chamber music concerts as part of the “Carpentras nights and St. Didier”.
Then Cordelia Palm plays with the orchestra Bryansk (Russia), the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in Aubais (Gard). Photo Gallery
In the closing concert of its 2013-2014 season, Cordelia Palm and the Orchestre Avignon gave the 1st violin concerto by Saint Saëns and the 5th violin concerto by Vieuxtemps at the opera Avignon.
In autumn 2015 Cordelia Palm gave Mendelssohn’s violin concerto, always on tour with the Orchestre Régional Avignon Provence, and give in january 2017, the Brahms Double Concerto with cellist Henri Demarquette, again at the opera Avignon. Concert schedule
Interested in new styles of music and directories, through beautiful friendship and artistic encounters, Cordelia created the "Duo Alcor" violin and harp with Aliénor Girard-Guigas, the "Trio Séraphin" violin and harp, « Les Solistes d'Avignon », "Tango & Arpèges" combining dance, tango, violin and harp, with Denise Pitruzzello and Jorge Crudo, and "Ensemble Héra" women together around the Spanish songs repertoire with Valeria Florencio, Brigitte Peyré, Marylin Montalbano, Rachel Faucon and Aliénor Girard-Guigas.
In collaboration with Anne and Alexandre Mange, Cordelia created at the Théâtre Artéphile in Avignon, a season of concerts ranging from baroque to classical, spanish, south american and jazz music.
The years 2018 and 2019 are mainly focused on programs of constituted chamber formations, leading from Vaucluse to Var, Corrèze and Isère. Beautiful encounters take place, from the human and musical side, with Philippe Depétris, flutist, Sébastien Di Mayo and his magnificent chorus "Homilius". With a highlight at the Avignon Opera on November 28, 2018 where the string quartet "Solistes d'Avignon" and Fanny Azzuro give the quintets of Schumann and Franck, outstanding works of the repertoire.
In September and October 2019, Cordelia gave a dozen concerts on tour with her orchestra in a repertoire of Italian Airs, "The violin sings Opera".
She met her friend Didier Castell-Jacomin, pianist, and the Solistes d'Avignon at the Vincennes Auditorium in reductions of Mozart concertos.
In December 2019, Cordelia participated in 5 concerts in the United States, notably at the famous Carnegie Hall in New York.
In the 2020-2021 season, Didier Castell-Jacomin and Cordelia will perform a Mozart concerto (violin and piano) within the ORAP season.