Matthieu Esnult

Matthieu Esnult

Instrumentalist

Pianist, Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall
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Matthieu Esnult is a young and vibrant concert pianist.  As a soloist Matthieu has been performing actively for the last few years in England, France, Scotland, Hungary, Austria, and Spain. Among his latest concerts were a performance of Heiner Goebbels's Surrogate Cities at the Royal Festival Hall (broadcast on BBC 3) for its UK première and the opening of the Southbank Olympiad, and performing Steve Reich music at the Royal Festival Hall for the Colin Currie Percussion Festival. In Paris, Matthieu performed in a variety of concert halls, including la Salle Cortot, les Mairies de Paris, le Musee Carnavalet, la Cité internationale des Arts. Alongside his solo piano career, Matthieu is a very in demand accompanist and chamber musician. He has worked for productions at Opera Bastille and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. His chamber music work has seen him perform several times at the Wigmore Hall. In June 2013, and August 2014, Matthieu was invited to give masterclasses and recitals in Tunisia at the Hammamet Second and Third International Piano Festivals. During the Summer 2014, Matthieu performed in Portugal, UK, France, Tunisia, and California. Matthieu has won a collection of prizes with his most recent successes as the winner of the Lillian Ash French Song Duo Competition with Amaia Azcona, the Trinity Laban Lieder Competition with Nardus Williams, the Trinity Laban Founders Prize and the Cavatina Chamber Music Competition with the Scarampella Ensemble. Matthieu is supported by the Lions Club Foundation as a "Jeune Talent". He is also the grateful recipient of the TCM trust scholarship for his postgraduate studies with Mikhail Kazakevich at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. He obtained his Masters in Piano with Distinction in 2013 and he is currently enrolled in the prestigious Artist Diploma program. In 2014-2015, performances include Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St Martin in the Fields, St Jean de Luz, Versailles, London Song Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, Old Royal Naval Chapel, National Maritime Museum, Tunisia, Scotland, Festival de St Lizier, Festival Melomanes Cote Basque, Hotel du Palais de Biarritz, Ognosko Polskie Polish Club London, California, Porto, St Alfege Church, Farnham Maltings, St John Leytonstone, St Olave and St Katherine Cree,  St Lawrence Jewry, Budapest among others.... In 2016, Matthieu will be invited to give a solo piano tour in China. Matthieu also holds degrees in Music, Literature and Philosophy from Sorbonne University.
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