French-Belgian pianist Antoine Préat is a pianist to keep an eye on. He recently won the 2020 PDGYA Award and is a CMF Artist. French radio described him as "one of the most talented young artists of the latest generation" and "a young artist with a distinctive sound. London-based Antoine was invited to perform in prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall, Salle Gaveau, Salle Cortot, Paris Beaux Arts Museum, Frederyk Chopin Institute both in Europe and in the United States where his playing could also be heard through radio stations.
His debut album "Polyphony" inspired by his deep connection with Baroque and Pholyphonic works was released on January 15, 2021 by Ulysses Arts, it features works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Scriabin.
Paris-born Antoine Préat began playing the piano at the age of 9 and made his debut a year later at Salle Gaveau. After graduating with honors from Ecole Normale de Paris where he studied with Liudmilla Berlinskaia and Guigla Katsarava, he continued his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in the class of Tatiana Sarkissova and Christopher Elton. He received his Master of arts and DipRam - highest award given by the institute - and the Bache Prize for extraordinary results during his graduation. He reached the finals at the Ettlingen Competition for Young Pianists, the Concours International de la Ville de Gagny, among others, and was a prize winner the Concours International d;ile de France, Concours Claude kahn, Los Angeles Colburn Piano Festival Competition and received an honorary prize at the New York Début Piano Competition.
- First name: Antoine
- Last name: Préat
- Nationality: French-Belgian
- Type/Level: Student
- Instruments: Piano