Vincent Larderet International Concert Pianist


Honored with the revered title of “Steinway Artist”, Vincent LARDERET has attracted international recognition for the exceptional intensity of his performances and his highly acclaimed recordings.
Praised as an “impressive pianist” (MusicWeb International, UK) for his “very lyrical playing” (Crescendo Magazine, Belgium) and his “multi-timbred” sound (Fanfare, USA), he “makes the piano equal to an orchestra” (Classica, France) with a wide range of “fascinating pianistic colors” (PIANO News, Germany). His very personal and deeply inspired interpretations « of utter integrity » while including a « rare melding of the intellectual with the visceral » (International Piano, UK) are often compared to the piano legends such as Michelangeli, Pollini, Zimerman and Brendel. The MUSICA magazine in Italy hailed “the ghost of Claudio Arrau” while the Toronto Star in Canada described : “his playing is remarkable for its ease as well as style. Larderet overcomes with panache”. Nominated for the « International Classical Music Awards » and « Classical Revelation » by Adami winner at MIDEM in Cannes, he is considered as one of the leading French pianists of his generation.

Nominated for the « International Classical Music Awards » and “Classical Revelation” by Adami winner at MIDEM in Cannes, he is considered as one of the leading French pianists of his generation. Vincent Larderet’s eclectic repertoire stretches from Scarlatti to Boulez, who played an important role in the romantic period, French music and during the 20th century. He also ardently favors lesser- performed composers such as Berg, Scriabin, Falla, Schmitt and Szymanowski. In 2007 he performed a series of recitals dedicated to Beethoven and especially distinguished himself with the « Hammerklavier » Opus 106 and Opus 111 Sonatas. He also participated in the complete live recording of Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas, notably alongside Stephen Kovacevich for the prestigious DVD set released by Piano Passion. Internationally renowned as a Ravel specialist, he worked in Paris with Carlos Cebro who passed on to him the tradition of Vlado Perlemuter and studied Ravel’s complete works on Perlemuter’s personal scores annotated during his collaboration with the composer. Mr. Larderet is also used to performing both the 2 Ravel Concertos during the same concert. He graduated from Lübeck’s Musikhochschule in Germany with the famous pianist Bruno-Leonardo Gelber and was a prize-winner in several international piano competitions including Maria Canals in Barcelona, A.M.A. Calabria (in Italy under the jury Chairman of Lazar Berman) and Brest (France). He is also a beneficiary of the “Orpheum Foundation for the Advancement of Young Soloists” in Switzerland. When it comes to shaping his interpretations, he is committed to a musicological approach and he studies and analyzes music history.

Vincent Larderet has performed worldwide at prestigious venues such as Zurich’s Tonhalle, Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica, Leipzig Gewandhaus and Bremen Sendesaal, Hong Kong Cultural Centre (Ravel’s Concerto in G), Tokyo Toppan Hall and Hukuju Hall, Washington’s Kennedy Center, Potton Hall and London Kings Place (UK), Lodz Philharmonic Concert Hall, Romanian Athenaeum; and major concert halls in France including the Salle Pleyel, Salle Gaveau, Cité de la Musique, Saint-Eustache church (Beethoven’s Concerto no4), Parc du Château de Florans (the 2 Ravel’s Piano Concertos), Cannes Palais des Festivals, Nice Opera (Beethoven’s Triple Concerto) and Juan les Pins Palais des Congrès (Prokofiev’s Concerto n°3). Invited to perform at renowned international festivals and concert series (including Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, Orpheum Music Festival, Festival Pianistico Busoni, Le French May, Piano Texas, Fantastic Pianist Series, Berlioz Festival, Besancon Festival, Boulez Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron and La folle journée), he also devoted himself intensively to chamber music with distinguished artists including Emmanuelle Bertrand, Yi-Bing Chu, Marc Coppey, Michel Dalberto, Sol Gabetta, Pavel Sporcl, the Debussy Quartet as well as the West Side Quartet, his group for 2 pianos and percussion. Among the esteemed conductors and orchestras with whom he has recently collaborated include Salvador Brotons, Giuseppe Cataldo, Daniel Kawka, Eric Lederhandler, Grigor Palikarov, György G. Ráth, Robert Trevino, Stefanos Tsialis, Pierre-André Valade, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (USA), Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, Filarmonica George Enescu, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Orchestra Simfonica del Valles, Czech Virtuosi Symphonic Orchestra, Ose Symphonic Orchestra, Orchestra Simfonica di Sanremo and City Chamber Orchestra of HK. Moreover, he has served as a member of the jury at various international piano competitions, in addition to several Masterclasses worldwide. A truly dedicated artist, he has given several benefit concerts for humanitarian causes such as Amnesty International and Combating Cystic Fibrosis.

His performances have been broadcasted on major radio and TV channels such as France 3, France 2, France Musique, Radio Classique, BBC Radio 3, Scala Radio (UK), Radio Suisse Romande, RTS, SRF (CH), Kultur Radio RBB, MDR, WDR, HR2 Kultur, BR- klassik (DE), Radio Nacional d’Espanya, Civil Radio (HU), Radio România Muzical, WFMT Radio (USA), Radio Paris-La Paz (BO), QBS (Quatar), Radio Canada, ABC Classic FM (AU) and Radio New Zealand. Furthermore his recordings released by AVIE Records, ARS Produktion, Chandos Artist Showcase, NAXOS and PIANO CLASSICS have achieved outstanding international critical acclaim as well as winning many prestigious Awards including the Classica “CHOC”, Diapason 5, Télérama 4 f, Resmusica “CLEF”(FR), MusicWeb International “recording of the month” (UK), Klassik Heute “Empfehlung” (DE), Crescendo Magazine “JOKER”(BE), RITMO 4 stars (ES), MUSICA 5 stars (IT) and Pizzicato “SUPERSONIC” (LU). He is also responsible for the major world premieres of Debussy, Ravel and Schmitt works. In 2019 he performed in the US the American Premiere of Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé Suite. The SACD-CD of the 2 Ravel Piano Concertos is praised by Fanfare magazine among “the best recordings of the year” and “the only relevant performance which could exist alongside the reference recordings of Michelangeli and Zimerman” (Klassik Heute). The Debussy album stands out as one of the recording events of 2018 in tribute to the centenary of the composer’s death. His latest recording dedicated to Scriabin’s 150th anniversary has been released in 2022 by AVIE Records. In 2024 AVIE records will publish the first album of the complete Ravel piano works in 4 volumes featuring some rare pieces. An internationally praised pianist, Vincent Larderet has received many reviews and interviews by prestigious magazines. He has been honored as the Cover artist of International Piano Magazine for the October 2022 issue. Mr. Larderet is also the co-founder of the Piano au Musée Würth international festival in France, which he managed as Artistic Director until 2017.

July 2023 ©Vincent Larderet website


Vincent Larderet – biographie en français

Honoré par le titre de “Steinway Artist”, Vincent LARDERET s’est imposé sur la scène internationale comme l’un des plus remarquables pianistes français de sa génération. Il est salué comme un pianiste « grandiose » (PIANO News), pour son « jeu très lyrique » (Crescendo Magazine), un « toucher d’une infinie souplesse » (Classica) et sa sonorité colorée faisant « surgir et s’envoler du clavier le mirage d’un orchestre» (Télérama). Élu « Révélation Classique » de l’ADAMI au MIDEM de Cannes et nominé aux « International Classical Music Awards », il est reconnu pour l’intensité exceptionnelle de ses interprétations « d’une intégrité absolue, et une rare fusion de l’intellectuel avec le viscéral » (International Piano). Interprétant un répertoire éclectique qui s’étend de Scarlatti à Boulez, il est également un ardent défenseur de la musique française et de compositeurs moins joués comme Berg, Falla, Scriabine, Schmitt ou Szymanowski. Formé à Paris par Carlos Cebro qui lui transmet la tradition d’interprétation de Vlado Perlemuter, il a le privilège d’étudier l’Œuvre complète de Ravel sur ses partitions personnelles annotées suite à sa collaboration avec le compositeur. Après un « Prix de virtuosité» au CRR de Rueil Malmaison, il se perfectionne à la Musikhochschule de Lübeck (Allemagne) auprès de Bruno-Leonardo Gelber. Parallèlement, il est lauréat de l’Orpheum Foundation for the Advancement of Young Soloists (Suisse) et de plusieurs concours internationaux dont Maria Canals à Barcelone, AMA Calabria (Italie) et Brest. Attaché à une démarche musicologique pour construire ses interprétations, il étudie l’Histoire de la musique et l’Analyse.

Vincent Larderet est programmé en récital ou concerto sur des scènes prestigieuses comme la Tonhalle de Zurich, Palau de la Musica de Barcelone, l’Athénée roumain, Kings Place de Londres, Cultural Centre de Hong Kong, Toppan Hall de Tokyo, Salle Gaveau, Cité de la Musique, Palais des Festivals de Cannes, Parc du Château de Florans, PMC de Strasbourg etc. Invité par des festivals internationaux ou séries de concerts renommés (Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, Festival Pianistico Busoni, Piano Texas, Fantastic Pianist Series, Le French May, La Roque d’Anthéron, La folle journée, Festival de Besançon, La Chaise-Dieu etc), il se produit en musique de chambre au sein de son ensemble pour 2 pianos-percussions West Side Quartet, ou aux côtés de partenaires comme E. Bertrand, M. Dalberto, S. Gabetta, P. Sporcl, le Quatuor Debussy etc. Parmi les chefs et orchestres réputés avec lesquels il a récemment collaboré figurent S. Brotons, G. Cataldo, D. Kawka, E. Lederhandler, G. Palikarov, G.G. Ráth, S. Tsialis, R. Trevino, l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, le Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (USA), le Sinfonia Varsovia, A. Rubinstein Philharmonic, Filarmonica George Enescu, l’Orchestra Simfonica del Valles, le Czech Virtuosi Symphonic Orchestra, l’Orchestre Symphonique Ose, l’Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo et le City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. Vincent Larderet est également invité comme membre du jury de concours internationaux et donne des Master classes. Sa discographie disponible chez AVIE Records, ARS, NAXOS, Chandos Artist Showcase et PIANO CLASSICS est saluée par la critique internationale et remporte les plus hautes distinctions. En octobre 2022, il est honoré d’une consécration médiatique en faisant la couverture du prestigieux magazine International Piano. Il est responsable de premières mondiales importantes de Debussy, Ravel et Schmitt.

M. Larderet est également le co-fondateur du festival international Piano au Musée Würth dont il a assuré la Direction artistique jusqu’en 2017.

* This biography should not be altered without permission. Please don’t use previous material and respect the form (paragraph, quotations & italic) as indicated.