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Francois-Joel Thiollier

  • Pianist

About

François-Joel Thiollier is one of today’s most complete pianists and musicians. Franco-American by birth, he has assimilated the best of several cultures: born in Paris, he played his first concert at the age of five in New York. As a child, he studied in France with Robert Casadesus and distinguished teachers of the Paris Conservatoire. Subsequently, he studied with Sascha Gorodnitzki at the Juilliard School of Music where he obtained both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the record ages of eighteen and nineteen, with top honours and awards in all subjects, both academic and musical. He went on to win eight Grands Prix in international piano competitions, notably the Brussels Queen Elisabeth and the Moscow Tchaikowsky Prizes.