Born on 24th December 1986, Aurèle Marthan began playing the piano at the age of 4. After studying music at the National Music Conservatory in Bayonne, he continued his training under Denis Pascal at the Rueil-Malmaison National Music Conservatory where he obtained first prize for excellence and proficiency. He was unanimously awarded first prize in the Michel Moraguès Chamber Music class.
Then he decided to extend widely his chamber music repertoire with Paul Meyer and Eric Le Sage at the Paris National Music Conservatory. Fascinated by a diversity of influences, Aurèle immersed himself in Russian techniques and expression by working alongside Elena Rozanova. He then continued perfecting his art in Italy with Maurizio Baglini and Piero Rattalino at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali "Claudio Monteverdi" di Cremona where he received the special commendation of the jury for his interpretation of Rachmaninov's piano concerto n° 2.
He then went on to study at the Higher National Conservatory of Music (CNSM) in Paris in the chamber music class held by Philippe Bernold and Emmanuelle Bertrand. Aurèle has just graduated (Master of Art in Performance) by June 2014 from Royal Academy of Music of London where he studied with Tatiana Sarkissova and has participated in master classes held by Imogen Cooper and Pascal Devoyon.

Aurele performs solo and as a chamber musician in France and abroad: in Paris, Salle Pleyel, Radio France (concert broadcast on France Musique), in Alsace at the International Festival "Les Musicales du Parc de Wesserling", in Chambéry at the Rencontres Artistiques de Bel Air, in Italy, in South Korea at the Geoje Art Centre and the Busan Cultural Centre, as well as in London at St James's Church Piccadilly and Steinway Hall, and in Vienna in Austria.
He will make his debut at the 32nd Chopin Festival at Orangerie de Bagatelle in Paris next June and Salle Cortot next October.
He won second prize (first one not awarded) at the Claude Kahn piano competition in Paris.

The only French quarter-finalist at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in 2011, Aurèle was interviewed and played live on Radio Suisse Romande. He was invited back by Yves Bron to participate in his "Magma" program, as well as in radio programs on France Musique invited by Gaëlle Le Gallic, Stéphane Grant.

Aurèle is the founder and artistic director of the "Classic à Guéthary" Festival, which is held in August.
He has performed alongside such artists as Eric Le Sage, Henri Demarquette, Olivier Charlier, Edgar Moreau, Adrien Boisseau, and Mathilde Caldérini.
This coming summer, Léa Hennino, Alexandra Soumm, Denis Pascal, Jérôme Pernoo, and Etienne Durantel among others will be sharing the stage for the third edition.

The Polymnie label has released a CD of Aurèle playing works by Ravel. The disc has been acclaimed by critics.
Aurèle has been supported by the Zaleski Foundation since 2013 and also by “Talent Unlimited” since 2014.



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Agenda Concerts

Festival de la Vézère
France, Eglise d'Objat
Festival Cassic à Guéthary
Musée et Eglise de Guéthary
Festival Cassic à Guéthary
Musée et Eglise de Guéthary
Festival Cassic à Guéthary
Musée et Eglise de Guéthary
Festival Cassic à Guéthary
Musée et Eglise de Guéthary
Concert en sonate avec Mathilde Caldérini
Invalides, salle Turenne, Paris
Concert avec Victor Jacob et Mathilde Caldérini/Classic à Guéthary
Église de Guéthary
Concert en sonate avec Anastasia Kobekina
Auditorium Pasteur, Cité des Congrès, Lyon