The distinguished French pianist and honorary Irishman Philippe Cassard has established an international reputation as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician since giving a joint recital with Christa Ludwig in Paris in 1985. The same year he was a finalist at the Clara Haskil Competition, and in 1988 he won the First Prize at the Dublin International Piano Competition.
His concerto appearances include performances with the London Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and BBC Wales, Orchestre National de France, and Hungarian State Opera Orchestra.
Philippe plays a huge repertoire of chamber music, he appearead with such artists as Wolfgang Holzmair, Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Karine Deshayes, Donna Brown, Paul Meyer, Jörg Widmann, Matt Haimovitz, Isabelle Faust, the Ebene, Takacs, Vanbrugh, Danish, Chilingirian string quartets.
His last CD releases include Beethoven’s Trios with David Grimal and Anne Gastinel (awarded Diapason d’Or and Choc de Classica), Beethoven’s Symphony n°9 in the transcription for two pianos by Liszt, with Cédric Pescia.
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