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 perfectly illustrates the art of Tanguy de Williencourt, sought-after soloists, chamber musician no less solicited. He holds four Masters degrees from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (piano, chamber music, accompaniment, vocal coach) and receives advices from such diverse personalities as Maria João Pires, Christoph Eschenbach, Stephen Kovacevich and Paul Badura-Skoda.

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 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Opéra de Lille, the Auditorium de Bordeaux, the Grand Théâtre de Provence in Aix-enProvence and festivals such as Chopin in Nohant, Radio France in 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 Tokyo), La Roque d’Anthéron or the Lille Piano Festival. He made a notable appearance at the concert of Les Révélations instrumentales des Victoires de la Musique 2017.

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

His discography as a soloist counts the complete piano transcriptions by Wagner/Liszt (Mirare), as well as the complete Bagatelles by Beethoven (Mirare), both widely acclaimed by critics (Five Stars Classica magazine and Diapason magazine : « Tanguy de Williencourt, as an inspired artist, leads us to the heart of music »). He signs three recordings with cellist Bruno Philippe : one dedicated to Brahms and Schumann (Evidence Classics), the other to Beethoven and Schubert (Harmonia Mundi), and the last to Prokofiev (Harmonie Mundi). He is the partner of mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac in a Berlioz album (Harmonia Mundi) and also participated in the Harmonia Mundi album “Debussy: the late works”, which won the BBC Music Magazine Award 2019 and the Gramophone Award 2019.

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