Florent Boffard

Florent Boffard; fot. Philippe Gontier

photo Philippe Gontier

Florent Boffard entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Parisat the age of twelve and studied there with Suzy Bossard, Yvonne Loriod, and Germaine Mounier. After obtaining premiers prix in piano and chamber music, he completed his musical education with courses in harmony, counterpoint and piano accompaniment (in Jean Koerner’s class). In 1982 he won the Claude Kahn International Piano Competition inParis, followed in 1983 by the Vianna da Motta Competition inLisbon.

As a soloist with the Ensemble Intercontemporain from 1988 to 1999, he frequented the leading composers of our time and gave the first performances of pieces by Boulez, Donatoni, Ligeti, among others. His recordings include Boulez’s Structures for two pianos with Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Berio’s Sequenza IV for piano (DGG), and the Debussy and Bartok Etudes and, with Isabelle Faust, the Fauré Violin Sonatas (Harmonia Mundi). A guest at the foremost festivals, includingSalzburg,Berlin,Bath, Aldeburgh, and La Roque d’Anthéron, he has played under the direction of Pierre Boulez, Simon Rattle, Leon Fleischer, and Peter Eötvös, among others. He has been a professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Lyon since 2009.

In 2001, Florent Boffard was awarded the Belmont Prize by the Forberg-Schneider foundation (Münich) for his commitment to the music of our time.

His solo recording dedicated to Schönberg “L’oeuvre pour piano” was released in April 2013 by Mirare.

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