The French violinist, Marie-Claudine Papadopoulos, studied the violin under Ana Haas and Alexis Galpérine at Strasbourg’s National Conservatory, where she graduated with the highest distinction (gold medal) at the age of 14. In 2002, she began studying under Ulf Hoelscher at Karlsruhe’s Musikhochschule, where she obtained a Masters degree in 2011. Since 2012, she has been attending soloist classes under Roman Nodel at Mannheim's Musikhochschule. She has attended Master-classes by Boris Belkin, Ruggiero Ricci, Stephen Shipps, Midori, and has benefited from mentoring by Bruno Canino, Martin Ostertag, the Trio de Trieste, and the Minguett Quartett. She is currently attending the 3° cycle "Diplôme d'artiste" at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris. In May 2012, she was awarded the 1st prize at the "Ton und Erklärung" (sound and explanation) competition, held by the Deutsche Wirtschaft, in Munich. Beside the money prize, it was comprised of a CD contract, and many engagements. Marie-Claudine was laureate and finalist of numerous international competitions, including the DAAD-Preis, the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy competition, the Oldenburg Promenade and the Henri Marteau competition, where the jury awarded her a special distinction for the best interpretation of works by J.S. Bach. In 2011, she obtained the 1st prize at Neustadt’s Spring Academy, which awarded her a performance with the German State Philharmonic orchestra of Rheinland-Pfalz.
Marie-Claudine Papadopoulos performs as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Göttinger Symphoniker, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Capella Istropolitana, Orquestra do Norte, Kurpfälsisches Kammerorchester, Schlesische Philarmonie, and Slovak Sinfonietta.She has worked with numerous prestigious conductors, including Volker Schmitt-Gertenbach, Christoph Müller, Klaus Arp, David Geringas, José Ferreira Lobo, Kaspar Zehnder, and Andreas Henning.
In parallel, Marie-Claudine Papadopoulos is active with several chamber music ensembles and has performed in numerous festivals across Europe, including the summer festival in Heraklion (Greece), the “Murten Classics” (Switzerland), the “kammermusikfestival” in Thy (Denmark), the "festival jeunes talents" (Paris), the “Giovanni Artisti” festival in Cervo (Italy), and the “Schloss Solitude” in Stuttgart (Germany). Her fellow chamber music colleagues include Arnulf von Arnim, Gustav Rivinius, Jean Sulem, Wolfgang Boettcher, Davide Formisano, Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider, Craig Goodman, Herbert Kefer and Ulf Hoelscher.
Passionate about teaching, and driven by the urge to transmit her love for music, Marie-Claudine Papadopoulos created in 2008 together with the cellist Alexandre Vay the Summer Academy for Chamber Music in Trouville-sur-mer, where she teaches every summer. In August 2008, she obtained the prestigious prize of the Kulturfonds from Salzburg, and performed in Mozarteum concert Hall.
Marie-Claudine Papadopoulos plays on a N. Amati violin, graciously lent to her by a private collector. She currently lives in Munich, Germany.