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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Florian Chevallier


A graduate of the ingenior school Centrale Paris, Florian Chevallier is working in the energy sector as marketing director in ENGIE. As a passionate young musician, Florian Chevallier studied in the Conservatoire national de région in Lyon, where he graduated at the age of 12. In 1998, as a student...

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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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Nina Del Ser


Nina del Ser was born in 1996 in Sri Lanka to French and Spanish parents. She grew up in Kazakhstan and started her piano studies there, later moving to the UK. Having previously studied physics at Cambridge, Nina is now a first year PhD student in theory of condensed matter...

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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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Arnaud Dupont


Born in 1997, Arnaud Dupont began studying piano at 6 with Beatrice Tiquet and Tatiana Guerchovitch. He entered Rena Shereshevskaya’s class in 2009, famous professor from the Moscow Conservatory. After winning an unanimous First Prize for piano from the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatory in 2011, he was also awarded first prizes for...

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Matthias Fischer


Matthias Fischer from Germany got his first piano lessons from his parents. He won prizes at German youth-competitions for piano solo and duo. He studied piano in Munich but switched to medicine after one year (1994). Currently he works as a consultant at the university-clinics of psychiatry in Rostock, dealing...

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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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Thierry Goldwaser


French pianist Thierry Goldwaser began music studies in Paris at age 10. In 2005, Thierry receives first prize at the International Competition for Outstanding Piano Amateurs in Paris. In 2010 he also gets a special prize at the International Piano Amateur Competition in Berlin. Thierry has made recital appearances in...

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Viorica Izvoranu


Viorica Izvoranu is an amateur pianist from Campina, Romania, working as a physician, specialist in Anesthesia and Intensive Care in the Hospital of Campina. Even though her experience with piano playing has started in childhood in the shape of on and off private lessons, Viorica hasn’t had any formal training,...

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Caroline Kirchhoff


Caroline Kirchhoff started playing piano at the age of five. She studied with Klaus Hellwig in Essen, with Volker Banfield in Hamburg and with Leonard Shure in Boston. After her Konzertexamen she taught piano at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg. Additional to her musical career, she studied business economics....

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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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Hannah Moatti


Hannah Moatti studied at Rueil-Malmaison Conservatoire, with Catherine Bertoix and Chantal Riou, where she obtained her Piano Excellence Prize as well as a 1st Prize in Chamber Music. Interested in accompaniment for many years, a field in which she obtained a 1st Prize in Angeline Pondepeyre's class, she often plays...

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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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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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François Schwarzentruber


François Schwarzentruber is associate professor at école normale supérieure de Rennes. He took piano lessons by Suzanne Muller-Gunst. He performed Beethoven's piano concertos n° 3 and 4 with the orchestra of institut national polytechnique (INP) of Toulouse, Rhapsody in Blue of Gershwin together with the university orchestra of Rennes. He...

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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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