Artist with a keen imagination, the pianist Antoine Bouvy is an explorer of the world of sonorities offered by the keyboard. Educated in the tradition and cultural diversity of various European schools, he started studying the piano and the harpsichord in Paris. Noticed by the famous Czech pianist and teacher Radoslav Kvapil, he decides on his recommendation, to proceed with his higher education with Teofils Bikis and Sergeï Osokin at the Riga Music Academy in Latvia. He improved later on his knowledge with Lazar Berman, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Igor Lazko and the Talich quartet.
Traveller in soul as in his profession, his concerts will lead him in most European countries, USA and China, where he will receive a particularly warm welcoming. Having a large repertoire as a soloist and chamber musician, he gave the last few years, a privileged place to the French music –from baroque to contemporary music, proposing some of very rarely played pieces in concert (Suites by Rameau, Concerto for piano solo by Poulenc, works by Louis Aubert, Guy Ropartz, Emile Paladilhe, or contemporary composers as Emmanuel Hieaux). Estimated chamber musician partner, he is often invited to share the stage with internationally-renowned artists, or soloists and musicians from prestigious ensembles (orchestra of Paris, orchestra from the Opera of Paris, from Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg, from the Opera in Riga, from Kremerata Baltica or the choir Accentus). In the circle of cinema, he had the opportunity to coach Ludovic Bource (The Artist) and Audrey Tautou (Eternité).
Invited in France and abroad as a juror at international piano competitions or to give master classes (West Australian Pianists Competition in Perth (Australia), New Mexico University, CalArts University (California) in USA, University of Kunming, Chengdu, Guiyang in China, CRR of Nice and Rueil Malmaison in France, several music schools in Latvia and Poland), he likes sharing the pleasure of discovering the musical works together with young musicians.
Between 2013 and 2015, he was the artistic director of the International Festival of Classical Music of Bailu in China and organized at this occasion more than 20 concerts.
Antoine Bouvy is actually the artistic director for the International piano competition "Town of Gagny" in France and the Piano Master classes held in Ventspils in Latvia (preparation for young pianists to play with a real orchestra).
Based in Paris, Antoine Bouvy teaches at the International Conservatory of Music of Paris and privately. Several of his students were awarded in national and international competitions.
“The pianist Antoine Bouvy combines genuine, original sensitivity and a remarkable technique ”
Abdel Rahman El Bacha
Abdel Rahman El Bacha
“A subtile romantic way of playing, as precise as liberal”
F. Chopin - Fantaisie Impromptu
J. P. Rameau - Suite in E