Born in 1988 in Toulouse, Marie Chilemme began playing the viola at the age of three. In 2005 she was admitted to the CNSMD in Paris, in the class of Jean Sulem. From 2008 to 2013 Marie Chilemme was selected for the Ozawa Academy in Switzerland (IMAS), where she benefited from the advice of Paméla Franck, Robert Mann, Sadao Arada, Nobuko Imai and Seiji Ozawa. In June 2010 she obtained her master’s degree summa cum laude from the CNSMD in Paris. From 2010 to 2012 Marie studied under Tabea Zimmermann at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. In parallel she studied the string quartet at the Universität der Künste Berlin in the class of the Artemis Quartet. In 2012, together with her brother Guillaume Chilemme, Matthieu Handtschoewercker and Bruno Delepelaire, she founded the Cavatine Quartet. Together that same year they won two prizes at the prestigious International Chamber Music Competition Hamburg (ICMC). The following year the Cavatine Quartet took second prize at the Banff International String Quartet (BISQC) in Canada. Since 2014 Marie has been honing her skills at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium under the tutelage of Miguel da Silva.