Progetto Martha Argerich




François-Xavier  Poizat


Born in Grenoble in 1989, he began to study the piano at the age of 4. Since 1999 he has been working regularly under the guidance of the pianist and teacher Alexis Golovin. Currently, he is continuing his studies in the class of Elisabeth Athanassova at the Geneva Conservatory and in the class of Evgeni Koroliov at the Hamburg Conservatory. He gave his first recital at the CERN in Geneva in 2001, and the same year he took part in the Sapporo Festival within the framework of Argerich’s Young Pianists Recital. Since then he has performed regularly in public in Geneva, Grenoble, Paris, Moscow, Kassel, Zuhai, Shenzhen, and so on. He participated in the Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano in 2004. In 2005 he gave a recital at the La Roque d’Anteron Festival and played Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto at Tarbes with the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse under the direction of Robert Spano. In December 2002 he was a prizewinner at the Nasedkin International Piano Competition in Iaroslav, Russia. He won first prize in the chamber music division (piano and cello) of the Swiss Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Zurich in 2004. This year, he was a finalist in the Swiss National Eurovision Competition and played Mozart’s Concerto No. 24 in Lugano. He often plays chamber music in various combinations.


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