"Boutin’s technique is exemplary, with barely a note out of place - her placing of notes is calculated but never overemphatic, her sense of line has a lyricism of its own and her response to rhythm and metre is fresh and vibrant"
Matthew Rye, The Strad, Avril 2017
A prodigy, Noémi Boutin entered the Paris Conservatory at age 14. A winner of numerous competitions, she performs as a soloist, in chamber music and within several ensembles for the greatest stages and festivals of France (the Philharmonie de Paris, the Musée d'Orsay, the Salle Cortot, MC2: Grenoble, the Roque-d'Anthéron, the Orangerie de Sceaux, the Flâneries musicales de Reims, the Festival Berlioz, the Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier), as well as in Japan (Za-Koenji Public Theatre), China (Xixi Art Center of Hangzhou, Today Art Museum in Pekin, Cultural Centre Island of Harbin, Shandong Grand Theatre Opera Hall, Sheung Wan Civic Center Theater in Hong-Kong...), Great Britain (SoundFestival in Aberdeen), Mexico, Spain, Italy, Swiss (Am Stram Gram, Archipel Festival) and other countries.
An artist of her time, Noémi has been recognised for her commitment to contemporary music. A champion of colourful and demanding compositions, she works closely with composers from a variety of musical backgrounds, including Daniel D'Adamo, Misato Mochizuki, Aurélien Dumont, Oxana Omelchuk, François Sarhan, Magic Malik, Joëlle Léandre, Frédéric Pattar, Michael Jarrell, Frédéric Aurier, Jean-François Vrod and Jacques Rebotier...
She has shown her gift for chamber music with the Boutin Trio, as well as in performance with Jonas Vitaud, Julien Dieudegard (Trio Cérès) and for many years with the Béla String Quartet. She occasionally shares the stage with other classical musicians: Marie Vermeulin, Adam Laloum, François Lazarevitch, Alvise Sinivia, Mayu Sato, Matthew Sharp... Passionate about unprecedented and unexpected musical adventures, Noémi Boutin also likes to be associated with circus artists, actors and jazz musicians such as Fantazio, Benjamin Colin, Emmanuel Scarpa, Mathurin Bolze, Jörg Müller, Sylvaine Hélary, Marc Ducret, the Turak Cie or Pierre Meunier.
Noémi Boutin has received mentorship and support from leading figures in music such as Roland Pidoux, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Ralph Kirshbaum, Seiji Ozawa, Sadao Harada, Philippe Muller, David Geringas and Jeroen Reuling.
In 2017, she released her first solo album, the cello suites of Britten recorded by NoMadMusic at the Arsenal de Metz. In 2019, alongside the Béla String, Quartet, she recorded an album dedicated to Schubert's Quintet for two cellos and Daniel D'Adamo's piece "Sur vestiges".