LAURENT WAGSCHAL

PIANO

After beginning his musical studies in his hometown of Annecy, Laurent Wagschal entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he received two First Prizes in the classes of Yvonne Loriod and Michel Beroff for piano, Jean Mouillère, Christian Ivaldi and Ami Flamer for chamber music. With encouragement from Leon Fleisher, Jean François Heisser and Jean Claude Pennetier, Laurent Wagschal set out on a career as soloist and chamber musician that has brought him considerable attention.

An award-winner of the Groupe Banque Populaire Foundation, he has won numerous international prizes and appeared as soloist with the Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux, Orchestre Pasdeloup, Solistes de Paris, Orchestre de la Cité Universitaire de Paris, Orchestre d'Auvergne, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic, Orchestre Classica of Moscow and the Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra. 

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Laurent Wagschal regularly appears in prestigious venues (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Théâtre du Châtelet, Musée d'Orsay and Radio France in Paris, Grand Théâtre of Bordeaux, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, National Music Auditorium in Madrid, Carnegie Hall in New York, Seoul Dongsoong Hall, Tokyo Opera City Hall, Tokyo Oji Hall, Osaka Phoenix Hall...) and at numerous festivals (La Roque d'Anthéron, Bagatelle Chopin Festival in Paris, Midem in Cannes, Les Arcs, Piano à Riom, Périgord Noir, Festival Présences, Automne en Normandie ...).

As a chamber music enthusiast, he has played in particular with Julien Dieudegard, Svetlin Roussev, Raphaël Perraud, Nicolas Baldeyrou, Vincent Lucas, Kazunori Seo, Alexandre Gattet, Antoine Dreyfuss, in the "Sorties d'Artistes" ensemble, the Zellig ensemble and the Saxiana Trio. He has also participated in chamber music concerts with the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, and the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra. His affinities with French music have led him to devote a large space for it in his recordings, jointly with the hopes of helping rarely played composers to be discovered. His recordings include Gabriel Pierné's piano music, Fauré's complete Nocturnes, Florent Schmitt's piano music, Saint-Saëns's complete chamber music for winds with soloists of Paris Orchestra, Chausson's Concert and Mendelssohn's Double Concerto with the Auvergne Orchestra, Debussy's sonatas, Szymanowski's complete works for violin and piano with Nicolas Dautricourt , three sonatas for cello and piano by Fauré, Poulenc and Magnard with Eric Maria Couturier and French music for flute and piano with Kazunori Seo.

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