Philippe Bianconi

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Philippe Bianconi (born in Nice/France in 1960) is a French pianist.

Philippe Bianconi studied at the Nice conservatoire with Simone Delbert-Février and later with Gaby Casadesus in Paris and Vitalij Margulis in Freiburg. At the age of 17 he won first prize at the Jeunesses musicales competition in Belgrade; he went on to win first prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition and, in 1985, the Silver Medal in the Van Cliburn Competition.

Since his Carnegie Hall debut in 1987 he has performed in major concert halls and festivals around the world. Apart from solo recitals and chamber music, he has performed with many leading orchestras and conductors. The Washington Post has described him as an artist whose playing is "always close to the soul of the music, filling the space with poetry and life".


  • Claude Debussy. Préludes. 2 CD la dolce volta (2012)
  • Claude Debussy. Estampes, Images, Masques, L'Isle Joyeuse, ... D'Un Cahier D'Esquisses. SACD (2011)
  • Robert Schumann. The Lyrinx Recordings. 2 CD (2011, re-publication of the 1996 and 1998 recordings)
  • Ernest Chausson. Concert op.21 u.a. Werke. Mit R. Pasquier (Violine), S. Piau (Sopran) und dem Parisii Quartett. Saphir (2010)
  • Maurice Ravel. L'œuvre pour piano seul. 2 SACD. Lyrinx (2007)
  • Johannes Brahms. The Violin Sonatas. With Tedi Papavrami (Violine). æon (2007)
  • Franz Schubert. Sonata D. 959, 3 Klavierstücke D. 946. Lyrinx (2001)
  • Robert Schumann. Fantasie in C, Davidsbündlertänze. Lyrinx (1998)
  • Robert Schumann. Etudes symphoniques, Variations posthumes, Humoreske. Lyrinx (1996)
  • Maurice Ravel. Miroirs, Valses Nobles et sentimentales, Gaspard de la Nuit. Lyrinx (1993)
  • Gabriel Fauré. La Bonne Chanson. With the Quatuor Parisii, J. Correas (Bariton), D. Desjardins (dble. bass). Pierre Verany (2005)
  • Johannes Brahms. Piano Quintet op.34. With the Sine Nomine Quartet. Claves
  • Schostakovitsch. Sonata op.40 in d, Prokofiev, Sonata op.119 in C. With Gary Hoffman (Cello). Le Chant du Monde (1999)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns. Piano Concerto n.2 in g. With the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra/Rico Saccani (2003)
  • Franz Schubert. Winterreise D.911. With Hermann Prey (baritone). Denon (1984)
  • Franz Schubert. Die schöne Müllerin. With Hermann Prey (baritone). Denon (1985)
  • Franz Schubert. Schwanengesang. With Hermann Prey (baritone). Denon (1985)
  • The Seventh Cliburn Competition 1985. Prokofiev, Ravel, Liszt. VAIA (1998)

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