About

Praised by the great Leif Ove Andsnes for his ‛clear singing soundʼ, Antoine Pichon is a student of internationally acclaimed concert pianist Peter Jablonski at the Royal College of Music in London.

 

Following his recital at the 8th World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia in July 2016, Antoine has been invited to perform again for the ninth edition of this festival. He has had the opportunity to perform in Norway, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Serbia.

 

Between 2013 and 2017, Antoine studied at the Mozarteum University Salzburg (Austria). His teachers include Henri Sigfridsson, George Kern, Tatiana Sieurac, Simone Fontanelli and Thérèse Lindquist. He has attended numerous masterclasses with Evelyne Brancart, Oxana Yablonskaya, Alexander Bonduriansky, Archie Chen, Frederic Chiu, Mayron Tsong and Leif Ove Andsnes among others.

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“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.”

J.-M. Sager

Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace

Recently, Antoine has been chosen to be part of the RCM Gateway artist development scheme.

Antoine 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).

 

His musical experience has been richly complemented by singing, composition, ensemble and orchestral playing, having previously studied the French horn until the age of 19. He is also a passionate chamber musician with a growing interest in vocal accompaniment. His future plans include performances in Norway, France, and the United Kingdom.

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Schedule

11 March 2018

Royal College of Music, London

C. Debussy Prelude nb. 11, Book 1 “La danse de Puck”

RCM Keyboard Festival

28 April 2018, 15:00

Oatlands & Oatleigh Care Village, London

Programme to be announced

19 May 2018, 20:30

Old Synagogue, Bergheim, France

Programme to be announced

17 October 2018

Shakespeare’s Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Programme to be announced

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“Antoine Pichon astounded the audience at Malraux Art Space.”

Jean-Louis Lichtenauer

L’Alsace

Teaching

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.

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 rich and noble sound quality is one of his most important goals along with the concept of versatility.

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.

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Photography by:

Marc Talfournier