Biography

dablemont-2004Pierre-Arnaud Dablemont has built a reputation as a unique recitalist with an unusually broad repertoire. His multifaceted musical personality and insatiable curiosity have led him to exciting new directions, going beyond the beaten paths of the usual conformist thinking and giving him a particular view on the works he interprets.

Since his debut in 1996, he has enchanted audiences throughout Europe and Northern America, always with the same passion and renewed pleasure for sharing his vision of music.

The pianist’s critically acclaimed debut album Introducing Pierre-Arnaud Dablemont has been released in July 2012 and features works by Leoš Janáček (On an overgrown path, In the mists) and Maurice Ravel (Gaspard de la nuit), two composers who have always been part of Dablemont’s core repertoire, paired in a French-Czech program perfectly reflecting the influence of cross-cultural diversity on his education and personality.

In 2013, Dablemont will release two new albums featuring six piano sonatas by Beethoven op. 27 n°1 & 2 “Moonlight”, op. 28 “Pastorale”, op. 109, op. 110, op. 111. Alongside these two recordings, the pianist will issue an essay on piano and interpretation. In the course of 2013, he will also appear in a documentary film about his work and point of views and release video recordings of several recitals.

Actively involved in the expansion and promotion of contemporary piano repertoire, Dablemont has premiered new works by composers Pavel Trojan, Petr Pokorný, Edith Canat de Chizy. In 2013, he will perform and record two new short pieces by British composer Steven Berryman: …brightly illuminated, vividly seen and Can it be such raptures meet decay?.

Pierre-Arnaud Dablemont keeps a widely-read blog. There he writes about his concerts, practicing as well as he publishes detailed essays on music or analysis of works.

Born near Paris, he grew up in a non-musical family. Dablemont received his first piano lessons at age 8. Showing a talent for music, he quickly became more serious about piano and began his education under Véronique Menuet-Stibbe. He then worked under Marc Lys, Françoise Thinat and Hugues Leclère in Paris. He later studied with František Maxián at the Prague Conservatory. Dablemont currently lives in Brussels, Belgium.

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