Frédéric D’Oria-Nicolas was born in Paris in 1979. From 1989 to 2004, he studied at the Russian Academy of Music Gnessin (class Tatiana Zelikman). Also took classes from Dmitry Bashkirov, Lev Naumov and Vladimir Tropp. Recipient of the Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation Recognition Award and the ADAMI Association’s Classic Revelation Award. Received assistance from the Charles Oulmont Foundation and the Société Générale Mécénat Musical Foundation. In 2009, he was named “Artist of the Year” by respected magazine ResMusica. In 2012, with Alexander Kobrin, he recorded the Heritage album, which received Devialet’s Legendary Recordings Award.
Frédéric D’Oria-Nicolas has appeared in more than twenty countries around the world. Conducted concerts at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Tretyakov Gallery and the Moscow State Scriabin Museum, the Hermitage of St. Petersburg, the Salle Gaveau and the Louvre Concert Hall in Paris; participated in the Stars of the White Nights festival and at the Kuhmo and Colmar festivals.
In 2008, he founded Fondamenta, a distributor of SONY Music. In 2015, he developed the unique Phoenix Mastering® method of restoring old analog recordings and created the Lost Recordings collection. The first albums in the series, dedicated to André Navarra, Sarah Vaughan, Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans, have already received wide international recognition.