Sophie Angot


Sophie Angot began studying the piano at the age of eight, at the National School of Music of Le Mans and continued with Jean-Marc Bouché, at the Conservatory of Caen, and Carine Zarifian, at the Conservatory of Paris XIII e . In 2004, she received her degree (Diplôme d’Etudes Musicales)...

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Xavier Aymonod


Xavier Aymonod studied piano at Aix-en-Provence conservatory and obtained unanimously a gold medal. He was laureate of international piano competition for outstanding amateurs in Paris from 1998 to 2000, and won 15th international piano competition for outstanding amateurs of Ecole Polytechnique. He was also semi-finalist of international piano competition for...

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Deirbhile Brennan


A music graduate of Trinity College Dublin and prize winner at major music festivals in Ireland and the UK, Deirbhile trained as a chartered accountant and pursued an ongoing career in business. Returning to the piano in 2009, Deirbhile won first prize at the Ile-de-France Amateur International Piano Competition, was...

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Felicia Cheng


Felicia started playing the piano at the age of 5 in Taiwan. Her teachers include Prof. John Vaughan (Taipei), Prof. Mikhail Kazakevich (London), and Prof. Christopher Oakden (Hannover). She was a finalist in the International Competition for Outstanding Piano Amateurs in Paris (2008) and the 2nd prize winner of Claviarium...

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Michael Cheung


Born with a condition on the left hand, Michael was prescribed the piano by a hand surgeon as a physiotherapy starting age 4. He displayed a growing interest in the piano and trained under private tutors and in masterclasses in North America, Europe and Asia. The piano took a hiatus...

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Romain Coharde


Romain Coharde began to study the piano in the Champagne region, with his teacher Monique Didier, with whom he still works regularly. During his learning years, he won several first prizes in national competitions in France. He graduated as an engineer for Météo-France, the state service for weather prediction, but...

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Olivier Dupont


Olivier Dupont is a financial engineer. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in 2010, and then started working for the HSBC bank as a financial analyst. He also studied piano at the Tourcoing conservatory, where he received his first Prize in piano performance and Chamber music....

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Robert Finley


Robert Finley was born in Hull, England, and is a retired electronics engineer. He began to play the piano at the age of 7, studied at Trinity College of Music and with Norma Fisher, Albert Ferber and in the masterclasses of Jorge Bolet, Louis Kentner and Vlado Perlemuter. He studied...

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Johannes Gaechter


Johannes Gaechter - pianist and computer-scientist, living in Germany near Stuttgart, was born in Alsace (France). His father, Michel Gaechter is a pianist and teaches piano at the conservatory in Strasbourg and his mother is a piano-teacher as well. Johannes learned to play piano at the age of four -...

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Jay Gottlieb


The NEW YORK TIMES has hailed Jay Gottlieb's "adventurous brilliance" and described his playing as "beautifully colored and technically formidable". Pierre Boulez has said of him: "extremely interesting, he gives evidence of a sure originality and the best qualities in the domain of execution." Born in New York, Gottlieb studied...

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Olivier Korber


Olivier Korber doubles as concert pianist and economist. His first album Double Jeu released in February 2018 with 1001 Notes has been awarded by the musical press (Diapason and Pizzicato magazines, 4 and 5 stars respectively). After graduating from the CNR of Paris in Billy Eidi’s class in 2003, Olivier...

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Julien Kurtz


Julien Kurtz started learning piano at age five and got his initial training with Catherine Silie, a former assistant of French pianist Pierre Sancan. Later on, while pursuing his studies in Humanities and Social Sciences in “Classes préparatoires BL”, and then at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Cachan to become...

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Tristan Legris


Tristan Legris began his piano studies at the Regional Conservatory of Versailles, in François Chaplin’s class, where he obtained unanimously the first prize in higher and advanced degrees. He also took advice with teachers such as Pierre Réach, Désiré N’Kaoua and Michael Wladkowski in Paris and Vladik Polionov in Marseille....

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Julien Lombardo


Julien Lombardo started practicing the piano at the age of six. His meeting with the pianist and pedagogue Jean-Claude Oleon at the Conservatory of Bastia revealed soon his passion for classical music and the instrument. Julien then studied at the Conservatory of Marseille in the class of the internationally renowned...

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Brice Martin


Brice Martin was born in 1981 and began studying piano at the age of five. He gave his first concert at the age of 14 and was simultaneously admitted in the Nîmes Conservatory in the class of Catherine Silie, a former student of Yves Nat and Pierre Sancan. In 1999,...

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Dmitri Novikov


Dmitry Novikov was born in 1984 in Kiev. Before entering the Moscow State University (MSU) lived in Tula. Graduated from the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics of the MSU in 2007. Graduated from the New Economic School (Moscow) in 2009. Dmitry has a PhD degree in Mathematics. He has won...

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Thomas Prat


Thomas Prat graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris in 2009, a French engineering school. He’s working in insurance area as a modeling actuary specialized in financial risk and life insurance. He started piano at 6. In parallel with his engineering studies he studied with Jean Marie Cottet at Conservatoire National de...

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Léa Relkin


Lea Relkin studied piano from the age of eight with a teacher from the Marguerite-Long Academy until obtaining a first prize at the Claude Kahn competition, Superior level, in 2002. In parallel , Lea joined the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées in Paris and obtained her engineering degree in...

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Julie Saito


Julie Saito began playing the piano in Tokyo at age 6. She studied with great American pianists during her upbringing in several countries, including Carol Colburn in Nairobi, Kenya, Gary Hammond in New York, and Ada Kopetz-Korf at the Manhattan School of Music in 1983–1984. After receiving her bachelor’s degree...

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Jean-Pierre Salmona


Jean-Pierre Salmona started studying piano at 6, first with Jeannine Barbulée, then with Charlotte Causeret and Jules Gentil at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. He then began studying medicine, worked for several years in hospitals, before settling as a cardiologist in 1986. At the same time he continued...

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Thierry Salmona


Thierry Salmona started studying flute when he was 10, with professor Pierre Sechet and then Maurice Pruvot. He also studied singing with Bruce Brewer and conducting in Paris’ Schola Cantorum with Jean-Claude Harteman. He sang in the Paris Orchestra’s Choir, and played with the Paris Orchestra young artists Orchestra. He...

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Paruyr Shahazizyan


Born in Armenia, Paruyr Shahazizian studies the cello in Moscow in the higher musical education establishment Merzlyakoff, within the academy Tchaikovsky. At the age of 18, he obtains a 1st price in the international competition of Prague for string quartets. Of return in Armenia, he joins the Upper National Conservatoire...

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Christophe Strassel


Christophe Strassel was born in Metz (France) in 1971. He started playing the violin at the age of 6 and got a « First Prize » in violin at the Conservatoire national de Région of Metz at the age of 12. He also studied the violin and chamber music at...

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Geoffroy Vauthier


As a French civil engineer, Geoffroy Vauthier, born in 1974, is in charge of the construction the Grand Paris Express transport project. He was before in charge of the design and construction of the Paris Philharmonia Hall. He has previously worked on the French Embassy in Berlin (Pariser Platz) and...

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Yannick Weiler


Born in Moselle, Yannick began his musical studies at the age of 6 and studied organ at the municipal Conservatory of Freyming-Merlebach. Self-taught pianist, he officiates as accompanist in various choirs and musical ensembles, and is accepted at age 15 in the piano class of Pascale Bastien-Regnier. He then starts...

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