Biography

Biography

The press does not fail to accompany the emergence of this “complete musician, overflowing with projects, solo, chamber music and even conducting” (Michel Le Naour, Concertclassic), Alain Cochard pointing out “the pianistic authority and the rich colour palette of Roger Muraro’s former student”. The newspaper La Croix distinguishes him as one of the “future greats of the piano”, praising Beethoven’s “poetic and flexible interpretation” after a remarkable concert at La Roque d’Anthéron.

Complete musician: the formula may seem overused but it perfectly illustrates the art of Tanguy de Williencourt, sought-after soloists, chamber musician no less solicited. He holds no less than four Masters degrees from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in the classes of Roger Muraro, Claire Désert and Jean-Frédéric Neuburger. The advice he receives from such diverse personalities as Maria João Pires, Christoph Eschenbach, Stephen Kovacevich and Paul Badura-Skoda, particularly impressed him, reinforcing his constant musical curiosity.

His talent was quickly recognized by the Blüthner Foundations and Banque Populaire. In 2016, he received the double Jury and Public Prize from the Société des Arts de Genève. The same year, he was named “Classical Revelation” of ADAMI, then winner of the SPEDIDAM 2017-19 Generation. In 2017, he was awarded the Prix de l’Orchestre de Chambre de Paris at the Paris Play-Direct Competition at the Philharmonie de Paris.

In addition to these distinctions, he is pursuing an increasingly important career. He has been invited to major venues such as the Philharmonie de Paris, the Auditorium of the Musée d’Orsay, the Maison de Radio France and the Collège des Bernardins in Paris, the Opéra de Lille, the Auditorium de Bordeaux, the Grand Théâtre de Provence in Aix-en-Provence and festivals such as Chopin in Nohant, Radio France and Montpellier, Pablo Casals in Prades, La Chaise-Dieu, La Vézère, Les Solistes à Bagatelle, Les Chorégies d’Orange, l’Abbaye de Royaumont, La Folle Journée de Nantes (as well as those of Ekaterinenburg and Japan), La Roque d’Anthéron or the Lille Piano Festival.

Tanguy de Williencourt is no less active abroad, with concerts at the St Petersburg Philharmonic in Russia, the Gstaad Musical Summits, the Palazetto Bru Zane in Venice, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Bonn Opera in Germany

He made a notable appearance at the concert of Les Révélations instrumentales des Victoires de la Musique 2017.

He shares the stage with musicians Olivier Charlier, Pierre Fouchenneret, Guillaume Chilemme, Adrien Boisseau, Bruno Philippe, Jérôme Pernoo, Paul Meyer, Philippe Bernold, singers Mireille Delunsch and Vincent Le Texier and under the direction of chefs such as Jean-Christophe Spinosi or Raphaël Pichon.

His discography has recently been enriched by a complete set of double-CD piano transcriptions by Wagner/Liszt (Mirare), widely acclaimed by critics: “Tanguy de Williencourt, as an inspired artist, leads us to the heart of music,” notes Bertrand Boissard in Diapason magazine (the disc receives the Five Stars). He has made two recordings with cellist Bruno Philippe: one dedicated to Brahms and Schumann (Evidence Classics), the other comparing Beethoven and Schubert (Harmonia Mundi). He also participated in the Harmonia Mundi album “Debussy: the late works”, which won the BBC Music Magazine Award 2019. »