Bio GB

The pianist Jean-Pierre Collot was born in Metz, studied under Jean-Claude Pennetier, Christian Ivaldi and Jean Koerner at the University of Paris (CNSM), and completed his studies with three first prizes with distinctions for piano, chamber music and piano accompaniment. Master classes under Yevgeni Malinin and Rudolf Kerer (Moscow) as well as with the pianist Elena Varvarova. Intensive collaboration with the Ensemble Intercontemporain from 1993 to 1999. Member of the ensemble recherche from 2003 until end of 2017. Appeared with numerous orchestras and ensembles as a soloist, including under the baton of Pierre Boulez, Emilio Pomàrico, Peter Rundel, Lucas Vis, etc. He collaborates closely with composers such as Helmut Lachenmann, Salvatore Sciarrino, Hugues Dufourt, Brice Pauset and many others. Intensive concert activities in Europe, Japan, China and the USA, as well as numerous CDs including works by Stefan Wolpe, Erich Itor Kahn, Brian Ferneyhough, Hans-Werner Henze, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Hugues Dufourt, Wolfgang Rihm, Hans Abrahamsen, Brice Pauset, Hector Parra, and many others. In 2016 was released his Solo CD "Universe", dedicated to works of Debussy and Sciarrino, "an album with overwhelming virtuosity and sound magic" (Reinhard Brembeck, Sueddeutsche Zeitung), in 2019 the album "Espaces Imaginaires" with premiere CD recordings of Jean Barraqué's piano works. In 2020 came out both the album "Spectral Visions of Goethe" dedicated to music of Hugues Dufourt and Schubert's transcriptions by Liszt and Czerny and a book devoted to the links between the great soviet pianist Maria Youdina with the Occident: Maria Yudina – Pierre Souvtchinsky : Correspondance et documents (1959-1970). In September 2022, his latest album "Marche fatale" was released: Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, transcribed by Liszt, is framed and contextualized by two works by Helmut Lachenmann. Jean-Pierre Collot has run master classes, workshops and given presentations on interpretation in contemporary music in Russia, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Ukraine, Israel, China, South America and the USA. He has been living in Munich since 2006.