Biography Tanguy de Williencourt, Flanders Symphony Orchestra & Kristiina Poska

Tanguy de Williencourt
French pianist Tanguy de Williencourt has received the highest accolades from the press in his native country: ‘a complete musician’ (Michel Le Naour, Concertclassic), ‘pianistic authority and rich colours’ (Alain Cochard) while La Croix predicted him to become one of the ‘future greats of the piano’.

Tanguy has since pursued a very active career, both in France and abroad: Philharmonie de Paris, Auditorium du Musée d’Orsay, Maison de Radio France, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Opéra de Lille, Auditorium de Bordeaux, Grand Théâtre de Provence, St-Petersburg Philharmonie, Berlin Philharmonie, Bonn Opera, Palazetto Bru-Zane, Folle Journée à Tokyo, and festivals such as Yehudi Menuhin, Gstaad, Chopin, Nohant, Radio France, Montpellier, Pablo Casals, Prades, La Chaise-Dieu, La Vézère, Solistes in Bagatelle, Chorégies in Orange, Abbaye de Royaumont, La Folle Journée in Nantes, La Roque d’Anthéron and Lille Piano Festival. He was invited to the Victoires de la Musique on French television, and performed with Renée Fleming in a film on the American Diva and Paris, shot at the Théâtre du Châtelet, which will be shown worldwide in IMAX cinemas in 2022.

Tanguy de Williencourt records extensively: his newest CD for Mirare includes both solo and orchestral works by César Franck, after the complete piano transcriptions by Wagner/Liszt and all of Beethoven’s Bagatelles, all released to great critical acclaim. Tanguy de Williencourt will soon record his fourth CD together with cellist Bruno Philippe for harmonia mundi, a label for which he has also worked on a Berlioz album with mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac and was the featured pianist of CD ‘Debussy: the late works’, which received the BBC Music Magazine Award and the Gramophone Award in 2019. The latest one, a collaborative CD ‘Salon Proust’, recorded with violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte, was one of Gramophone’s CDs of the year in 2021.

After graduating from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in piano, chamber music, accompaniment and vocal coaching, Tanguy de Williencourt had the privilege to work closely with Maria João Pires, Christoph Eschenbach, Stephen Kovacevich and Paul Badura-Skoda and has been supported by both the Blüthner and Banque Populaire Foundations. He also received a collection of Prizes: Société des Arts de Genève, ADAMI (Classical revelation), SPEDIDAM and Play-Direct competition at the Philharmonie de Paris, all in 2016.

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