Honorable mentions to the ICC “The contemporary piano 2018” for his works for solo piano
“Hommage à Grey Owl – ΙΙ. La lune projette des ombres fantastiques …”
& “Hommage à Grey Owl – IV. les ombres si longtemps endormies dans le rêve et dans l’ attente”
In parallel of my training as a scientific researcher, I was trained as a pianist at the Ecole Nationale de Musique de Cachan, where I got the Excellence prize in 1987, and at the Institut Musical Européen de Besançon, where I completed the professional cycle in 1991. During these years, I mainly worked with Ani and Raffi Petrossian, Michael Desjardins and Louis-Noël Belaubre, and also attended Master Classes with Deniz Gelembe and Theodore Paraskivesco. More recently I attended Master Classes with Jean-Claude Pennetier and, more regularly, with Françoise Chaffiaud.
As a pianist, I performed about fifty times in France and Japan, in a repertory that mainly favoured Mozart, Schumann, Scriabine, the French composers (Debussy, Faure), and the Finish composer Madetoja. In the late 2000s, a drastic change occured in my musical activities, getting more and more involved in composition. I completely switched to this way in 2013, encouraged by different musicians, like Jean-Claude Pennetier, Françoise Chaffiaud, and Ginette Gaubert. As a composer, I was ranked in 2016 2cd among about 40 composers at the 25th IBLA Musical International Competition, and got the 3rd prize of the 6th Fidelio International Composers competition among 184 composers.