Antoine Pichon is a pianist recently featured on BBC Radio 3 In Tune.
He has had the opportunity to perform in 13 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. In August 2018 he toured in Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia as part of the colluvio chamber music course.
After studying at the Mozarteum University Salzburg, the Royal College of Music (London), and the École Supérieure de Musique Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in Dijon (France), Antoine Pichon is a Master student at the Royal Conservatoire in Brussels. His teachers include Gabriel Teclu, Niel Immelman and George Kern.
“The Seven Fantasies op. 116 by Brahms were a delight. […] Antoine Pichon displayed great tension and tenderness, with large eruptions, luminous minimalism, peaceful, restorative breathing and finally a 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
Antoine Pichon has attended numerous masterclasses with some of today’s foremost pianists and professors, including Cédric Pescia, Tatiana Sarkissova and Oxana Yablonskaya.
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).
2 May 2020, 20:30
Old Synagogue, Bergheim, France
F. Liszt Totentanz for solo piano
L. v. Beethoven Sonata op. 101
“Antoine Pichon astounded the audience at Malraux Art Space.”