Aurélien Pontier

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The pianist Aurélien Pontier first performed on the stage of the Paris Opera at the age of nine. He came to the notice of Emmanuel Krivine, and was invited at a very young age to perform as a soloist with the Orchestre National de Lyon under Sylvain Cambreling and Péter Csaba, playing concertos by Mozart and Chopin.

At the age of 13 he entered the Conservatoire de Paris (class of Jean-François Heisser), being the youngest student of this institution. He graduated three years later with a First prize in piano and chamber music, then worked with famous masters such as Murray Perahia, Maria Joao Pires, Vladimir Krainev. 

He is First-prize winner of the Vladimir Krainev Competition in Kiev ( Ukraine ) as well as First Prize at the International Piano Competition in Chioggia ( Italy). He has played with numerous orchestras such as Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Padova-Venezia Orchestra, Kharkov Philharmonia , Camerata Bohemiana of Pragua with renowned conductors like Sylvain Cambreling and  Peter Csaba, Enrique Mazzola...

Aurélien Pontier plays in various countries including US, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, Spain,  Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine...

A chamber music lover, he plays with distinguished artists such as Tatjana Vassilieva, Marc Coppey, Bertrand Chamayou, François Le Roux, Roger Tapping, David Grimal, François Salque, Lise Berthaud. Since few years, he has made a successful duo with the french violonist Matthieu Arama.

 He has given solo performances in some of the greatest Halls including the Great Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory,  the Auditorium du Louvre, l'Arsenal de Metz, the Opera de Paris, the Bordeaux Opera House…