Florent Boffard

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Florent Boffard (* 1964 ) is a French pianist and music teacher.

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Florent Boffard received his first musical training at the Conservatoire National de Région de Lyon . From 1976 he attended the piano class of Yvonne Loriod at the Paris Conservatory , which he graduated with a first prize; later he completed his piano training with Germaine Mounier . He also studied chamber music with Geneviève Joy .

From 1988 to 1999 he was a member of the Ensemble Intercontemporain , with whom he performed numerous works by contemporary composers such as Franco Donatoni , György Ligeti , Klaus Huber , Philippe Fénelon and Michael Jarrell . He played u. a. Recordings of Pierre Boulez ' Structures pour deux pianos (with Pierre-Laurent Aimard ) and Luciano Berio'ssequence IV . With Isabelle Faust he recorded Béla Bartók's 2nd Sonata for violin and piano . In 2001 Harmonia Mundi released his recording of Debussy and Bartók's piano études.

As a concert pianist, Boffard a. a. at festivals in Salzburg, Berlin, Bath and Brussels and worked with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Simon Rattle , Leon Fleisher and David Robertson .

Boffard has been a professor at the Paris Conservatory since 1997. The Forberg Schneider Foundation awarded him the Belmont Prize in 2001 for his contributions to contemporary music.

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