ARTHUR ANCELLE, PIANIST
Arthur Ancelle was the youngest student to attend the harmony class in the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris – Alfred Cortot at the age of seven.
Holder of an Artist Diploma from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, he won numerous international competitions in France, Russia, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Australia, which earned him to be invited to play in several of the greatest halls in the world, such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Philharmonic Halls of St. Petersburg and Moscow, Wigmore Hall, Salle Cortot and Salle Gaveau in Paris.
He received special awards for his interpretations of contemporary works and enjoys exporting French contemporary music on four continents (Dutilleux, Mantovani, Hersant…) or bringing American contemporary music to the French public (Corigliano, Rzewski, Currier).
Arthur Ancelle gained special recognition for his talent as a transcriber, with remarked transcriptions of Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice for solo piano, or Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini for two pianos. The latter, recorded with Saphir Productions, was also published by Jurgenson Editions in the main collection of Tchaikovsky’s works.
More recently, he conceived an original Suite for two pianos from the ballet Roméo & Juliette by Prokofiev, published by the Editions Le Chant du Monde in 2013 and recorded by the duo.
His first solo album was released on April 2016 by "Melodiya". It reunites piano works by Chopin and Henri Dutilleux.