Antoine Pichon is a student of internationally acclaimed concert pianist Peter Jablonski at the Royal College of Music in London.
Antoine Pichon, born in 1996, received his first music lessons at the age of seven at the Pontarlier music school (France). He studied French horn – for a year and a half – and piano pedagogy at the Mozarteum University Salzburg (Austria) between October 2013 and June 2017. His teachers include Henri Sigfridsson, George Kern, Tatiana Sieurac, Isabella Tchekushina-Tammik, Simone Fontanelli and Thérèse Lindquist. Since September, he is an undergraduate student at the Royal College of Music in London.
Antoine has recently been selected to participate at a masterclass with the great Leif Ove Andsnes and Christian Ihle Hadland at the Prof. Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy in Bergen, Norway. He received the Charles Villiers Stanford Scholarship Award to participate at the 5th Dublin International Piano Festival & Summer Academy in 2017. In 2012, he was unanimously awarded the First Prize at the Vulaines-sur-Seine Piano Competition. In 2009 and 2011, he received the highest distinctions at the Grand Concours International de Piano (Paris).
“The Seven Fantasies op. 116 by Brahms were a delight. […] Antoine Pichon displayed great tension and tenderness, with large eruptions, luminous minimalism, peaceful breathing and finally voluble, dazzling explosion without exaggeration. […] His Liszt Third Concert Etude in D flat Major “Un Sospiro” sparkled with vivid colours at a furious pace, and he was always able to bring the audience back to calm.”
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Antoine has attended numerous masterclasses with Alexander Bonduriansky, Evelyne Brancart, Archie Chen, Frederic Chiu, Mayron Tsong and Oxana Yablonskaya among others.
His musical experience has been richly complemented by singing, ensemble and orchestral playing. He is also a passionate chamber musician.
He played two recitals in July 2016 during the World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia and the Festival Off (Colmar, France). He has been invited to perform again in Novi Sad in July 2017. Antoine is a member of the World Piano Teachers Association since 2016.
2 July 2017,
Isidor Bajić Concert Hall, Novi Sad (Serbia)
W. A. Mozart Sonata in F Major KV 332
C. Debussy Hommage à Rameau (Images, Book 1)
J. Brahms Fantasies op. 116 nb. 1, 2 and 4
F. Chopin Scherzo nb. 3 in C sharp minor, op. 39
30 July 2017, 12:00
Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
Dublin International Piano Festival & Summer Academy
10 September 2017, 18:00
University Aula, Bergen (Norway)
Prof. Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy
13 October 2017, 14:00
Claremont Project, London
W. A. Mozart Allegro from the F Major Sonata KV 332
J. Brahms Fantasies op. 116 nb. 3-7
F. Chopin Scherzo nb. 3 in C sharp minor op. 39
28 April 2018, 15:00
Oatlands & Oatleigh Care Village, London
Programme to be announced
17 October 2018
Shakespeare’s Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Programme to be announced
“Antoine Pichon astounded the audience at Malraux Art Space.”
On top of his performing schedule, Antoine offers private piano teaching in English, French and German since 2016.
During his recent studies at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, he attended numerous theoretic and practical pedagogic classes as it was an essential part of his programme. This institution provides one of the most comprehensive pedagogical trainings for instrumental teachers.
His former teacher George Kern studied with the legendary Rosina Lhevinne and the training of his current professor Peter Jablonski takes him back to the tradition of Maurice Ravel, Heinrich Neuhaus and Emil Gilels. A noble, rich and versatile sound quality is very important to him, coupled with a technique that takes into account the natural movements of the arm and body instead of isolating finger strokes.
Unfortunately private teaching is not permitted neither at the Royal College of Music nor at his student residence, so the lessons will be held at the pupils’s homes within London.