Born 1991 in Geneva, Switzerland, Nadège Rochat received private lessons with her aunt Fabienne Diambrini for five years before entering Daniel Haefliger’s class at the Conservatoire de Genève in 2001. In 2006, Nadège won first prize at the Concours des Jeunesses Musicales Suisse as well as the Prix du Crédit Suisse and the Prix de la Fondation SUISA for the best interpretation of a work by a contemporary Swiss composer.
That same year, Nadège Rochat continued her studies with Maria Kliegel at the University of Music in Cologne, Germany. In 2007 and 2009 Rochat won first prize in the violoncello solo category of the German “Jugend Musiziert” music competition. In 2009 she was also awarded the Klassikpreis of the West German Radio.
Following her debut concert at the Konzerthaus Berlin in March 2010, Nadège Rochat has 16 appeared regularly on concert stages throughout Germany, so for example at the Konzerthaus Dortmund, at Munich’s Gasteig Concert Hall and at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn. Nadège Rochat has performed with the Staatskapelle Weimar under Luis Gomez, with the Dortmund Philharmonic under Jac van Steen and with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio. Other appearances include the “Best of NRW” concert series as well as the “Young Elite” concert series at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern music festival.
In 2012 Nadège Rochat made her Carnegie Hall debut with her guitar duo La Vida Breve. The duo plans to present further concerts later in the year at Munich’s Gasteig and at the Konzerthaus in Vienna.