BBC Introducing Artist Antoine Pichon is an undergraduate piano student of Niel Immelman at the Royal College of Music, London.
He has recently performed on BBC Radio 3 In Tune and has had the opportunity to perform in 12 European countries. Following two recitals at the World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia, and the Festival Off in Colmar, France, he has been invited to perform again in Colmar in 2018.
Between 2013 and 2017, Antoine Pichon studied at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. His teachers include Peter Jablobski, Henri Sigfridsson, Thérèse Lindquist and George Kern. In August 2018 he toured in Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia as part of the colluvio chamber music course.
“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.”
Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace
Since 2017 Antoine Pichon has frequently attended masterlcasses at the Prof. Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy in Bergen, Norway, with, among others, Leif Ove Andsnes and Håvard Gimse.
Recently, he won 3rd prize ex aequo at the WPTA International Piano Competition and the Yamaha special prize for the most interesting interpretation of a work by F. Chopin at the ICoM Piano Award in Hamburg. He received the Charles Villiers Stanford Scholarship Award to participate at the 5th Dublin International Piano Festival & Summer Academy in 2017. In 2012, Antoine 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).
On top of his pianistic training, Antoine Pichon studies harpsichord at the Royal College of Music with Jane Chapman. Further plans include performances in France and Norway.
25 July, 17:00
Freskensaal, Laudon Palace, Vienna
A. Scriabin Sonata no. 4 op. 30
“Antoine Pichon astounded the audience at Malraux Art Space.”