biography

François-Joel Thiollier


Francois-Joel Thiollier is one of today''s most complete pianists and musicians. Franco-American by birth, he has assimilated the best of several cultures; born in Paris, he played his first concert in New York at the age of 5. As a child, he studied in France with Robert Casadesus and distinguished teachers of the Paris Conservatoire. Subsequently, he studied with Sascha Gorodnitzki at the Juilliard School of Music, where he obtained both Bachelor''s and Master''s degrees at the record ages of eighteen and nineteen, with top honours and awards. François-Joel Thiollier won on to 8 "Grand Prix" in international piano competitions, notably the Brussels Queen Elisabeth and the Moscow Tchaikowsky.

Thiollier''s enormous repertoire (80 concerti), his exceptional musical culture and his extraordinary pianistic command are the key to his international success as he now performs concerts in over 30 countries with leading orchestras such as the Moscow and Leningrad Philharmonic, the Amsterdam Con...

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