Heir to the poetic school of the French piano, formed by the disciples of Alfred Cortot (Pierre Froment) and Samson François (Bruno Rigutto), he obtained after a solid training (piano, chamber music, analysis, sight reading , harmony, improvisation) at the CNSMD in Paris, the diploma of superior training “piano and chamber music mention Très bien” before entering the piano development cycle. He also received advice from Georges Cziffra, Lazar Berman, Dimitri Bashkirov and Leon Fleisher.
Appointed discovering artist of Classica magazine in 2003, Romain Hervé is laureate of the international competition of the Society of the Arts of Geneva, the Polignac Festival, first prize of the contest of Radio France and laureate of the foundations Cziffra and Natexis-Banque Populaire.
Singular and uncompromising artist, Romain Hervé likes to look for new concert approaches and imagine musical-literary shows that he plays with comedians François Beaulieu or Robin Renucci.
He performed in recital and with orchestra in Paris (Salle Gaveau, Radio France, City of Music …), Saint-Étienne (Massenet Theater), Rennes (Opera …), Cannes (Midem with Laurent Korcia ) and abroad: Singapore (Esplanade Concert Hall), Switzerland (Athenaeum Theater, Ansermet Studio), Germany (Hanover Radio House), Korea (Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall), Holland (Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Bergen, Nijmegen) … and in the framework of numerous festivals including Chopin in Nohant, the Folies Pianos of Le Touquet, Toulouse summer, Clef de soleil, the Musical Encounters in Artois, Serres d’Auteuil , Interlaken Classics, Piano in Saint Ursanne, Piano Passion in Saint-Étienne …
His recordings dedicated to Liszt and Chopin have been rewarded by the criticism: Alain Duault’s Coup de cœur-RTL “his musical intelligence meets his intelligence”, R10 of the magazine Classica / Répertoire “this magnificent recital offers us the revelation of a wonderful pianist “), Coup de cœur of the year 2005 of the magazine Pianiste (” One of the most beautiful discs of recent times “), 5 tuning forks (” This interpretation is in the lineage of a Rubinstein “) and 4 stars of the World of Music for which Michel Le Naour says: “For elegance, modesty and grace, Romain Hervé shows that the French piano still has good days in front of him”.
Romain Hervé is married to the pianist Vera Tsybakov and is also passionate about windsurfing and music pedagogy (he is a professor of artistic teaching)