Guillaume Vincent

Musician

Guillaume Vincent was born in 1991 in Annecy. He started to study piano when he was seven and performed his first recitals and his first concerts with the orchestra when he was ten.
His talent was immediately noticed by François-René Duchâble, who encouraged him to attend the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris. He started to attend the Conservatory when he was thirteen and studied with Jacques Rouvier and Prisca Benoit. Three years later, he received his piano prize by a unanimous jury and obtained his higher education diploma. Then, he completed his studies with Jean-François Heisser and Marie-Josèphe Jude, professor of piano, and Yves Henry, professor of harmony, and obtained his piano master diploma and his prize for harmony when he was eighteen. In June 2011, he got his 3rd cycle performer diploma.

When he was twenty-three, Guillaume Vincent had already won many awards: the Drouet-Bourgois prize in 2006, the 1st prize at the Leipzig competition titled Young Concert Artists in 2008, the prize from the Ravel academy and the prize of the Mélomanes de la Côte Sud in Saint-Jean-de-Luz in 2009, the 3rd Marguerite Long – Jacques Thibaud music competition great prize, the SACEM prize, the prize of the Lacroix foundation and the prize of the Orchestre national de France in 2009, the 1st prize of the Adelia Alieva music competition in 2010, the Adami’s Classic Revelation prize in 2010, the Young Talents prize in 2011, the prize of the foundation Safran pour la musique in 2012. In 2013 he was also a laureate of the Banque Populaire-Natixis corporate foundation. In 2014 he was one of the nominees at the Victoires de la musique classique in the “Instrumental Soloist revelation” category.

He is regularly invited to participate to French and international festivals to perform as a soloist, with an orchestra and playing chamber music. The following festivals should be mentioned: Nohant, Folle Journée of Nantes, Roque d’Athéron festivals, Usedom festival, CHT Goes Classic of Tubingen, Easter Festival and Musical August of Deauville, Cordes-sur-Ciel festival, Piano aux jacobins in Toulouse, Lille piano festival.

His chamber music partners are Renaud Capuçon, Augustin Dumay, Amaury Coeytaux, Alexandra Soumm, Vanessa Szigeti, Yan Levionnois, Adam Laloum, Jonas Vitaud, the Ardeo quartet, the Initium ensemble, the Aedes choir.

His first album dedicated to the preludes of Sergueï Rachmaninov was released in 2012 by Naïve.

Guillaume Vincent has been in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation since 2011.