About

Born in 1989 with Swiss, French and Chinese origins, pianist François-Xavier Poizat graduated from the Geneva and Hamburg Conservatory and from the Juilliard School in New York with the teaching of Alexeï Golovin, Evgeni Koroliov, Nelson Goerner and Matti Raekallio. In his quest for new input and ideas, he pursues further studies at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome under the guidance of Benedetto Lupo. It is Martha Argerich who propelled him on the international stage by inviting him when he was 12 years old to the Pacific Music Festival in Japan, recognizing his ‘’deep lyricism and remarkable virtuosity’’. This marked the beginning of a career that has brought him to perform in already 26 countries in Europe, Asia and America.

Posted: Oct-9-2018
Latest Acclaim

Between meditation and eruption - the pianist François-Xavier Poizat fascinates his audience...

— West Allgemeine Zeitung
Posted: Oct-16-2018
Latest Recording

Bedrich SMETANA (1824-1884) : La Moldau (arr. Henri de Kaan)
Igor Fyodorovich STRAVINSKY (1882-1971) : Five movements from Petrushka (arr. Theodor Szanto)
Aram KHATCHATURIAN (1903-1978) : “Adagio” from Spartacus (arr. Matthew Cameron)
Sergey PROKOFIEV (1891-1953) : Three waltzes op.

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937) : “La Valse” (arr. Alexander Ghindin)

Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975) : Waltz from the Suite for Variety Orchestra (arr. Florian Noack)

ARS 38 249 (Wuppertal, Germany 2017)

Posted: Oct-15-2018
Latest Video
Posted: Oct-15-2018