OLIVIER PIGUET

Head coach

Swiss-born Olivier Piguet received his first violin lessons at the Scola Cantorum in Paris, before returning to Switzerland to work with Anne Bauer and Karen Turpie. A few years later, he chose London to complete his training at the Guildhall School of Music with Detlef Hahn, where he obtained "Bachelor" and "Master of Music" successfully. Still in the same city, he studied baroque music with Micaela Comberti and classical improvisation with David Dolan.

 

He then moved to Bloomington in the United States at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (USA), where he was a pupil of teacher Mauricio Fuks. Back in Switzerland, Olivier finished his studies with Lihay Bendayan and Gyula Stuller in Lausanne.

 

A passionate teacher, Olivier holds a position as a violin teacher at the Conservatoire de musique neuchâtelois.

 

Great teachers like Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Ana Chumachenko, Igor Bezrodny, Igor Ozim, Sylvie Gazeau, Pavel Vernikov, Valery Gradow and Ivry Gitlis enrich his career.

 

Passionate about chamber music, he shares the stage with such artists as Johannes Burghoff, Maiko Inoue, Alissa Margulis, Jan Dobrzelewski, Denitsa Kazakova, Arnaud Vallin, Gyula Stuller, Tatiana Samouil, the Trio of Mons.

 

As a soloist, in chamber music ensembles, notably with the Trio Mistral, he regularly performs at festivals in Europe, Latin America and Japan.

 

Olivier plays on a violin Nicolo Gagliano (1755).

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