Les rencontres musicales de Cortot

carte blanche to pianist Philippe Bianconi

carte blanche to pianist Philippe Bianconi 04March

The School’s season featuring today’s great soloists and tomorrow’s stars

Imagined as a carte blanche, the evening honors Philippe Bianconi, illustrious teacher of the School and great international soloist.

On the occasion of the release of his complete Ravel at La Dolce Volta, he invites us to travel through the works of this composer dear to his eyes

Propelled into international competitions by Pierre Cochereau, the young Philippe Bianconi burns the stages. His trajectory is traced since his entry into the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et de Danse de Paris in the class of Simone Delbert-Février, student of Marguerite Long and Robert Casadesus. “Sing!” and “Listen!” , these injunctions of this refined woman, vibrant, animated by an inner fire, he still hears them today, and he in turn pronounces them to the attention of the students he trains at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris.

On his way, he meets Gaby Casadesus, then the Russian pianist Vitalij Margulis. First Prize at the Robert Casadesus Competition in Cleveland, then Second Prize at the Van Cliburn Competition, he triumphed at Carnegie Hall. His American career was launched… In Europe, France, the world, he then plays in recital or with the most eminent musicians of today. And still in the wake of the Casadesus couple, but also of Nadia Boulanger, he will succeed Philippe Entremont for five years as artistic director of the American Conservatory of Fontainebleau.


RAVEL – Works for solo piano 2 pianos
with Rodolphe MENGUY, piano

Miroirs for solo piano
Philippe Bianconi, piano

Le Tombeau de Couperin for solo piano
Rodolphe Menguy, piano

Rhapsodie Espagnole for two pianos
Philippe Bianconi and Rodolphe Menguy, pianos

 La Valse for two pianos
Philippe Bianconi and Rodolphe Menguy, pianos

École Normale de Musique de Paris
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