Festival Lille Clef de Soleil

Geoffroy Couteau

1st Prize of the International Johannes Brahms Competition in 2005, Geoffroy Couteau recorded the complete piano solo music of Brahms for the label La Dolce Volta. Its integral is among the best recordings of the year 2016 for Télérama, cadenza, the World, the duty and Classica, which awards him his shock of the year. At the time of the publication the press is enthusiastic: Le Figaro speaks of “an achievement”, the World highlights its performance for “the exclamation of prowess as for the monitoring of finesse”, Télérama the reward of its 4F , classica of his SHOCK, tuning fork says “the obvious work in depth, the richness of the sound paste, the lyricism generous and simple, are the mark of an exceptional musician”, the Express notices its astonishing maturity, the Pianist magazine distinguishes him by his Pianist Maestro, its integral is also part of the top Mezzo etc …

The international press also rewards it with its five stars from the German magazine FonoForum and the very prestigious Geijtsu Record in Japan.

He has already had the honor of playing in Great Hall of the Forbidden City of Beijing, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the National Theater of Fine in Rio de Janeiro, the Hong Kong concert hall, the National Theater of Bangkok …

In France, it has been heard in the auditorium of the Orsay Museum, the amphitheater of the Opera Bastille, the Athenee Theater, the City of Music, the House of Radio, the Grand Theater from Bordeaux, the Salle Gaveau … Geoffroy Couteau is invited in many festivals such as “Piano aux Jacobins”, the Festival de Menton, the Festival de Saintes, the Festival of Radio France and Montpellier, “Lille Piano Festival”, the Festival of Printemps des Arts of Monte-Carlo, “Piano en Valois”, the Chopin Festival of Nohant and Bagatelle, the Epau Festival, “Piano à Lyon”, the Messiaen Festival in the Pays de la Meije, the Eygalières Festival …

He regularly participates in radio programs on France Musique, Radio Classique, France Culture or TV such as France 3, Mezzo, Direct 8, LCI, BFMTV.

A free and adventurous spirit, Geoffroy Couteau recorded the music of Rodolphe Bruneau-Boulmier, a living composer, also on record with the music of Scriabine (1st and 7th sonatas), Chopin (24 preludes opus 28).

He made a brilliant career at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, which he joined unanimously in the class of Michel Béroff. In 2002, he received the Diplôme de Formation Supérieur, the Prix mention très bien, Premier Nom, with the unanimity of the jury and the Special Prize Daniel Magne. He entered the same year in the cycle of perfection piano and studied chamber music with Christian Ivaldi and obtains the award mention very well. He has participated in many master classes of personalities such as Dmitry Bashkirov, Leon Fleisher, Christoph Eschenbach


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