Biography

Eric ARTZ

Eric Artz, born in 1983, started to study the piano at the age of 7 in France.
He gained entrance to the Paris Conservatoire National Superieur at 14 in
the classes of Nicholas Angelich and Roger Muraro. He then passed the Master’s degree and won the First Prize awarded unanimously as well as the CNSMDP Diploma of Artist (Doctorate).

He was also awarded the First Prize at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris in 2012.
He is the prizewinner of 20 National and International competitions : the Geneva
competition, Maria Canals (Spain), the Epinal competition (France)…
He is also laureate of the Cziffra Foundation and the Natexis Banque Populaire
Foundation.

He has played as a solist with orchestras since his early years, with French orchestras
(Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine for Radio
France) and with the Prague Chamber Orchestra.
He has performed abroad in Austria ( Salzburg), Italy ( Rome ), Sardinia (Cagliari), and in Switzerland, Germany, England (London), Israel (Tel Aviv Opera house, Jerusalem), Maroc, and also in Japan.

His performances in France include concerts at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Paris), the Chopin Festival in Nohant with the Quintet of the Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra, the Chopin Festivals in Paris and Geneva, the Festival de Radio France at Montpellier’s Corum, the Arsenal de Metz, the Cziffra Festival, the Jacobins
Festival in Toulouse, and the Lisztomanias in Châteauroux.

He has also taken part in several TV programs on French Television.
Having worked with prestigious Masters : Aldo Ciccolini, Bruno Rigutto, Roustem Saitkoulov, Brigitte Engerer, Réna Shereshevskya and Jean Claude Pennetier.
He has also participated in Master classes given by Mstislav Rostropovitch and Christoph Eschenbach.

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Competitions and Awards

Prize of the public Société des Arts (Geneva) – 2008

Special Prize International Competition (Geneva) – 2006

Medal of the Jury awarded unanimously International Competition Maria Canals (Barcelona) – 2007

1st winner and Special Prize for Contemporary Music International Competition “Ennio Porrino” (Cagliary) – 2006

Grand Prize and Special Prize for the Best French Performer – Special Prize for Contemporary Music (SACEM) Epinal – 2007

Prizewinner Fondation Natexis Groupe Banque Populaire (Paris) – 2006

1st Prize awarded unanimously International Competition ( Lagny Sur Marne) – 2009

1st Prize International Competition Jean Françaix – 2006

1st Prize International Competition (Brest)

Prizewinner Meyer Foundation – 2008

Prizewinner Cziffra Foundation (Senlis)

Prizewinner Oulmont Foundation

Prizewinner International Competition (Mayenne)

1st Prize awarded unanimously Picardie Competition

1st Prize awarded unanimously Flame Competition (Paris)

1st Prize awarded unanimously Vulaines sur Seine Competition

1st Prize awarded unanimously (Honor Prize) Léopold Bellan Competition (Paris)

Prizewinner International Competition d’Île de France (Maisons-Laffitte)

Prizewinner France Musical Competition

1st Prize awarded unanimously Royaume de la Musique Competition

Prizewinner Claude Kahn Competition (Paris)

Prizewinner Les Clefs d’or Competition

Prizewinner Steinway Competition (Paris)

Prizewinner International Competition (Bilbao)