Biography

Etudes et formations

Eric Artz, born in 1983, started to study the piano at the age of 7 in France.
He gained entrance to the Paris Conservatoire National Superieur at 14 in
the classes of Nicholas Angelich and Roger Muraro. He then passed the Master’s degree and won the First Prize awarded unanimously as well as the CNSMDP Diploma of Artist (Doctorate).

He was also awarded the First Prize at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris in 2012.
He is the prizewinner of 20 National and International competitions : the Geneva
competition, Maria Canals (Spain), the Epinal competition (France)…
He is also laureate of the Cziffra Foundation and the Natexis Banque Populaire
Foundation.

He has played as a solist with orchestras since his early years, with French orchestras
(Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine for Radio
France) and with the Prague Chamber Orchestra.
He has performed abroad in Austria (Salzburg), Italy (Rome), Sardinia (Cagliari), and in Switzerland, Germany, England (London), Israel (Tel Aviv Opera house, Jerusalem), Morocco, and also in Japan.

His performances in France include concerts at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Paris), the Chopin Festival in Nohant with the Quintet of the Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra, the Chopin Festivals in Paris and Geneva, the Festival de Radio France at Montpellier’s Corum, the Arsenal de Metz, the Cziffra Festival, the Jacobins
Festival in Toulouse, and the Lisztomanias in Châteauroux.

He has also taken part in several TV programs on French Television.

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Master-Class and teachers

 

Aldo Ciccolini,
Mstislav Rostropovitch,
Jacques Rouvier,
Jean-Claude Pennetier,
Brigitte Engerer,
Paul Badura-Skoda,
Yves Henri,
Christoph Eschenbach,
Philippe Cassard,
Anne Queffelec,
Roustem Saitkoulov,
François-René Duchâble,
France Clidat.

Musical education in France

2003 2007 :
Piano Teacher – Musical school, Neuilly sur Seine
2013 – 2016 :
Piano Teacher – Musical school, Vanves – Paris
2016 – 2019 :
Master class – Cap Ferret musical Festival
2014 – 2017 :
Master class – Academy Mérignac
2017 :
Master class – Festival Groix
2018 :
Master class – Musical school, Lille

Concerts : France

  • Paris :
    Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Cité de la musique, Radio France, Salle Cortot,
    Musée du Louvre, Institut Hongrois, Mairie du 8ème, Théâtre le Ranelagh
  • Arsenal, Metz
  • Grand théâtre, Bordeaux
  • Palais des congrès, Lyon
  • Théâtre du forum, Fréjus-Saint-Raphaël
  • Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe, Marseille

Concerts : World

  • Israël : Opéra Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haïfa, Beer-sheva
  • Japan : Okinawa, Nagoya
  • Moroco : Marakech, Fès, Casablanca
  • England : Steinway Hall, London
  • Autriche : Mozarteum Salzburg, Mirabell Schloss
  • Italy : Rome, Cagliari, Naples
  • Deutschland : Augsburg, Munich, Berlin
  • Suitzland : Geneva (Palais de l’Athénée, Radio Suisse-Romande…)
  • Spain : Barcelonne, Grenade, Bilbao
  • Belgiun : Sion

Concerts with orchester

  • Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine, Paris et Epinal
  • Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire,  palais des congrès, Nantes, Angers
  • Orchestre de chambre, Prague
  • Orchestre du Conservatoire CRR et CNSMDP (Orchester OLC)
  • Orchestre de chambre, Saint Raphaël
  • Orchestre Amabilis, Lausanne (Switzland)

Music Festivals

  • Festival Chopin, Nohant – with Quintette Philharmonique Berlin
  • Festival Radio France, Corum Montpellier
  • Festival nuit d’été, Toulouse – Cloître des Jacobins
  • Festival Deauville – with Brigitte Fossey actress
  • Festival Chopin, Bagatelle – Paris Neuilly
  • Festival Cap Ferret
  • Festival Polignac, Bretagne
  • Festival Lisztomanias – Châteauroux
  • Festival Chopin, Geneva
  • Festival Nuits caraïbes, Guadeloupe

Tv show / Movies

    • France 2 french TV:
      Tv show with Georges Prêtre and Gabriel Tacchino (1994, 1995)
    • France french TV 3 :
      “Une nuit avec Chopin” (2010)
    • French movie :
      “Le cerveau d’Hugo » (2012), dubbed hands
    • Cinema :
      “Nos Futurs” (2015), dubbed Nocturne de Chopin and piano teacher with actor Pierre Rochefort

 


Competitions and Awards

Prize of the public Société des Arts (Geneva) – 2008
Special Prize International Competition (Geneva) – 2006
 Medal of the Jury awarded unanimously
International Competition Maria Canals (Barcelona) – 2007
 Prizewinner International Competition (Bilbao)
 1st winner and Special Prize for Contemporary Music
International Competition “Ennio Porrino” (Cagliary) – 2006
 Grand Prize and Special Prize for the Best French Performer
Special Prize for Contemporary Music (SACEM) Epinal – 2007
Prizewinner Fondation Natexis Groupe Banque Populaire (Paris) – 2006
1st Prize awarded unanimously Flame Competition (Paris)
 1st Prize awarded unanimously Picardie Competition
Prizewinner International Competition (Mayenne)
1st Prize awarded unanimously (Honor Prize)
Léopold Bellan Competition (Paris)
1st Prize awarded unanimously International Competition ( Lagny Sur Marne) – 2009
1st Prize awarded unanimously International Competition ( Lagny Sur Marne) – 2009
1st Prize International Competition Jean Françaix – 2006
1st Prize International Competition (Brest)
Prizewinner Meyer Foundation – 2008
 Prizewinner Cziffra Foundation (Senlis)
Prizewinner Oulmont Foundation