Guillaume Vincent was a Resident Artist of the Fondation Singer-Polignac from 2011 to 2017. He's been an associated artist since 2019.
Guillaume Vincent was born on October 9th 1991 in Annecy, France. He started studying the piano at the age of 7 and gave his first recitals and concertos with orchestras when he was barely 10. His talent was soon spotted by François-René Duchable who encouraged him to attend the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, which he did at the age of 13, in Jacques Rouvier and Prisca Benoit’s classes.
At the age of 16, he was unanimously awarded his Prix de Piano and also passed his Music Diploma for Higher Education ( Diplôme de Formation Supérieure). He continued studying in Paris with Jean-François Heisser and Marie-Joseph Jude (piano) and he got his Master’s degree in piano and the Prize for Harmony. He was 18.
His teachers, Jacques Rouvier and Jean –François Heisser encouraged him and he got his post-graduate Diplôme de troisième Cycle the Diplôme d’artiste interprète in 2011.
Guillaume Vincent has already won many awards : the Drouet-Bourgois Prize in 2006; the first prize at Leipzig’s “Young Concert Artists” in 2008 ; the Prix de l’Académie Ravel and the Prix des Mélomanes de la Côte Sud in Saint-Jean-de-Luz in 2009; also in 2009, he was third Grand Prix at the Marguerite Long- Jacques Thibaud Contest , was awarded the Sacem and Lacroix Foundation Prizes, and the Prize of the Orchestre National de France; in 2010 he won the First Prize of the Adelia Alieva Contest; still in 2010, he was nominated for the “Révélation Classique 2010” award by the ADAMI . In 2011 he won the Prix “ Jeunes Talents” and in 2012 the Prize of the Safran Foundation for Music. In 2013 he was the winner of the Banque Populaire Foundation. In 2014 he has been nominated “Révélation Soliste Instrumental” at the “Victoires de la Musique Classique” .
Ever since he was very young, Guillaume Vincent has been used to being on stage and says he has always been keen on sharing his own music world. He is a frequent guest at many festivals in France and abroad to play solo and with orchestras. Among them, the Festival de Nohant, the Folle Journée de Nantes, the Roque d’Anthéron, CHT Goes Classic in Turbingen, the Easter and Août Festivals in Deauville, the Festival de Cordes sur Ciel, the Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse , the Lille Piano Festival , the Esprit du Piano in Bordeaux and more.
He is also a chamber musician and has already been given opportunities to play with Renaud Capuçon, Augustin Dumay, Amaury Coeytaux, Alexandra Soumn, Vanessa Szigeti, Yan Levionnois, Adam Laloum, Jonas Vitaud, the Quatuor Ardeo, the Ensemble Initium and the Choeur Aedes.
He made his debut in 2012 with the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra , the Budapest Festival Orchestra; moreover he toured Japan with the Kanazawa Orchestra.
For the 2013-2014 season he is scheduled to play with the Orchestre National de Bordeaux, the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London and again in Japan.
His first record of Rachmaninov’s Preludes was released in November 2012 for Naïve.
Naïve, November 2012