Philippe Cassard has established an international reputation as concerto soloist,
recitalist, and chamber musician since giving a joint recital with Christa Ludwig in Paris
in 1985. The same year, he was finalist at the Concours Clara Haskil, and in 1988, he won
first prize at the Dublin International Piano Competition.
Mr. Cassard has performed as soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, City of
Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Orchestre
National de France, and many more. He has worked with many conductors, including Sir
Neville Marriner, Jeffrey Tate, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Raymond Leppard,
Charles Dutoit, Armin Jordan, Marek Janowski, Emmanuel Krivine, and Thierry Fischer.
Mr. Cassard's performance of the complete piano works of Debussy (four recitals in a single
day)-presented in London (Wigmore Hall), Dublin, Paris, Lisbon, Sydney, Singapore, and
Tokyo-received extremely enthusiastic press and media coverage. Released by Decca, the
collected was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque in 1994.
As a chamber musician, Mr. Cassard has appeared with such artists as Wolfgang Holzmair,
Paul Meyer, David Grimal, Anne Gastinel, Matt Haimovitz, and Isabelle Faust; as well as
with the Ebène, Modigliani, Takács, Auryn, Vanbrugh, Danish, and Chilingirian string
His recording of Schumann's Humoreske, Op. 20, and Fantasiestücke, Op.
12, was named Editor's Choice by Gramophone. Mr. Cassard's other releases (Schubert's
Impromptus and Brahms's Klavierstücke, Op. 116-119) have been received very
warmly. In 2012, Mr. Cassard and Ms. Dessay recorded an album of Debussy songs on Virgin
Mr. Cassard served as artistic director of the Nuits Romantiques du Lac du Bourget festival
from 1999 to 2008, and since 2005, he has presented more than 300 live programs dedicated
to piano interpretation on France Musique Radio. He has written an essay on Schubert and a
book on cinema and music.