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Chopin, F.: (Complete) [21] Nocturnes [2-album set]
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French pianist Francois Dumont's international career has been launched by his success in major international piano competitions winning prizes in the Chopin Competition, the Queen Elisabeth Competition, the Clara Haskil Competition, the Montecarlo Piano Masters.

He has been nominated for the 'Victoires de la musique', a major French classical music event. He has received the Prix de la Révélation from the Syndicate of Music Critics in France. Dumont has been chosen by Leonard Slatkin to play and record both Ravel concerti with the Orchestre National de Lyon. The CD will be issued by Naxos during the 2018 season.

He appears as a soloist with orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, the Montecarlo Philharmonic, the Warsaw National Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Orchestre National d'Ile-de-France, the Orquesta Nacional de Colombia, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Tokyo Symphony with conductors such as Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Antoni Wit, Arie van Beek, Philippe Bender, Stefan Sanderling, David Reiland, Julien Masmondet, Ransom Wilson.

Francois Dumont was fourteen years old when he entered the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Bruno Rigutto's class. He later studied at the prestigious Lake Como International Piano Academy with artists such as Dmitri Bashkirov, Leon Fleisher, Murray Perahia, William Grant Naborè, Menahem Pressler, Andreas Staier and Fou Ts'ong. Francois Dumont is invited to perform recitals in major venues such as the Festival International de la Roque d'Anthéron, the 'Piano aux Jacobins' Festival à Toulouse, Chopin Festival in Nohant, Kennedy Center in Washington...


Francois Dumont

He regularly tours Japan and China. His solo recordings include the Complete Mozart Sonatas (Anima Records), a Chopin album (Artalinna), a Wagner/Liszt programme (Piano Classics), a double CD "live from Chopin Competition", published by the National Chopin Institute in Warsaw, as well as the complete piano music of Maurice Ravel (Piano Classics) and two Bach CD's (Artalinna). His recordings of Mozart Concerti with the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, directed from the keyboard, have been praised for their 'clarity of elocution', their 'ideal sense of equilibrium' and 'delightful classicism'.

The 2017/18 seasons' highlights include concerto performances in California (Ravel and Gershwin), Seoul International Music Festival (Beethoven), Orchestre Symphonique de Nancy (Brahms), Orchestre National de Lorraine (Chopin), Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne (Mozart and Jean Cras), as well as recitals in Paris, Salle Gaveau, Nohant Chopin Festival, Radio France Montpellier Festival, concert tours in Spain, Poland and Switzerland.

 

   
 

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