Jean-Pierre Armengaud - piano
Jean-Pierre Armengaud has achieved international recognition through his vigorous touring activities in many countries around the world. He has performed throughout Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America and in Asia an extensive repertoire which ranges from Bach to contemporary classical. Armengaud's international notoriety stems also from his highly respected interpretations of French repertoire, from Chabrier to Dutilleux, and especially through his recordings of the complete piano works of Erik Satie and Poulenc as well as those of works by Scriabin and music of the Russian avant-garde. This reputation can only be enhanced by upcoming recordings of Debussy. These recording activities have been honoured with numerous awards, especially by Italian and Spanish critics.
Armengaud's passion for chamber music is well documented by his various recordings of piano works for 4 hands, together with Jean-Claude Pennetier and Dominique Merlet, as well as his collaborations with the Russian cellist Alexander Rudin and soloists of the Orchestre Philharmonique of the French Radio. Several years ago he also helped found the Bartòk-Quintett together with members of the Parrenin Quintett. Armengaud proudly credits his success with the influence and guidance provided by his former teachers: Pierre Sancan, Jacques Février and - at the Tchaikovsky Conservatorium in Moscow - Stanislas Neuhaus.
A truly multi-faceted musician, Armengaud has instructed at many fine institutions and universities, taught master classes as well as haying authored several musicological articles about French and Russian music, for example „Les plus que breves d'Erik Satie", published by Seguier Publishing House.