Born in Annecy, Guillaume Vincent began studying the piano at the age of 7 and gave his first concerts at the age of 10. He was noticed by François-René Duchable who led him to the Paris Conservatory, which he entered at 13 in the class of Jacques Rouvier and Prisca Benoit. Three years later, he obtained a piano prize and a diploma of higher education. He continued his training with Jean-François Heisser and Marie-Josèphe Jude in piano and with Yves Henry in harmony. At the age of 18, he received his Master’s degree in piano and his Harmony Prize. In June 2011, he also obtained his 3rd cycle diploma of Performer. From 2018 to 2020, Guillaume is a student at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth de Belgique in the class of Louie Lortie. Since October 2020, he studies with Avedis Kouyoumdjian at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna.
Guillaume is the winner of numerous prizes: Drouet-Bourgois Prize, First Prize at the Leipzig competition “Young Concert Artists”, Prize of the Ravel Academy and Prize of the Melomanes Côte Sud in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Third Grand Prize at the Marguerite Long – Jacques Thibaud competition, Prize of the SACEM, Prize of the Lacroix Foundation, and Prize of the Orchestre National de France, First Prize of the Adelia Alieva competition and Classical Revelation of the ADAMI, Young Talents Prize, Prize of the Safran Foundation for Music, laureate of the Banque Populaire Corporate Foundation. In 2014 he was named “Instrumental Soloist Revelation” at the Victoires de la Musique.
He performs as a soloist on prestigious halls such as Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Barbican Hall in London, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Salle Pleyel and Salle Gaveau in Paris, Palace of Arts in Budapest, Qatar Opera House in Doha, Simón Bolívar Hall in Caracas or St Martins-in-the-Fiels in London. He has also collaborated with orchestras such as the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kanazawa Orchestral Ensemble, the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Bordeaux, the Orchestre Lamoureux, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra.
These encounters have allowed him to work with eminent conductors such as Marc Minkowski, Tugan Sokhiev, Seikyo Kim, Fayçal Karoui, Olari Elts, Joshua Dos Santos, Arie Van Beek, and Joshua Weilerstein.
Guillaume is regularly invited by many festivals in France to perform solo and chamber music. These include the Lille Pianos Festival, the Piano Jacobins Festival in Toulouse, the Chopin Festival in Paris, the Pianos en Valois Festival in Angoulême, the Easter Festival and the Musical August in Deauville, the International Classical Piano Festival in Biarritz, the Festival les Grands Crus Musicaux and the Spirit of the Piano in Bordeaux, the Printemps Musical de Saint-Cosme, the Nohant Festival Chopin, the Folle Journée de Nantes, the Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron…
Among his many chamber music partners, we can name Augustin Dumay, Renaud Capuçon, Alexandra Soumm, Déborah Nemtanu, Antoine Tamestit, Lise Berthaud, Adrien Lamarca, Edgar Moreau, Yan Levionnois, Jean-François Heisser, David Kadouch, Jonas Vitaud, Adam Laloum, Paul Meyer, Michel Lethiec, Sabine Devieilhe, Caroline Casadesus, Philippe Jaroussky, Thomas Leleu, Adélaïde Ferrière, the Ardeo, Zaide, Varèse and Hanson quartets, the Initium Ensemble, the Ouranos Ensemble and the Aedes choir.
In addition to his numerous recording collaborations, notably with Warner, Guillaume Vincent recorded two solo projects for the Naïve label: a double disc with Rachmaninov’s Preludes released in November 2012 and “Black Liszt” in December 2019, around little-known works by Franz Liszt.
Since 2019, Guillaume has been an associate artist at Le Volcan, Scène nationale du Havre. He is also an associate artist in residence at the Fondation Singer-Polignac in Paris.
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