Nathanaël Gouin, piano and conductor
Nathanaël Gouin is undoubtedly one of the most exciting young pianists of his generation. During his residence at the Queen Elizabeth Musical Chapel in Belgium, he was supported by Maria João Pires who presented him to audiences as part of the Partitura project which brings together different generations of musicians on stage with a major tour of Japan.
Nathanaël Gouin was 3 when he began playing the piano and violin. He has trained at the Toulouse and Paris Conservatories, Juilliard School in New York, Hochschulen für Musik in Freiburg im Brisgau and Munich plus Villecroze Musical Academy and the Queen Elizabeth Chapel. He has been mentored by top musicians such as Jean-Claude Pennetier, Michel Beroff, Louis Lortie, Avedis Kouyoumdian, Denis Pascal, Rena Shereshevskaya and Dimitri Bashkirov.
He has won several international competitions including the Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach in Austria (first prize), Duo Competition in Sweden (first prize) and the Lyon Chamber Music Competition. He is also a Banque Popular Business Foundation and Meyer Foundation laureate and a Singer Polignac Foundation resident in the Brahma Quartet.