François-Frédéric Guy France← Back to list
As an outstanding interpreter of the music of German Romantics and their forebears as well as contemporary compositions, François-Frédéric Guy is pursuing a steady international career as both a soloist and as an orchestral conductor from the piano. Alongside great conductors such as Philippe Jordan, Kent Nagano, Daniel Harding and Esa-Pekka Salonen, he regularly works with renowned orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France or the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. Most recently, he has performed with the SWR Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra London, and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.
Like few others, François-Frédéric Guy vividly realizes the compositional architecture of great works of the Classical and Romantic periods. He developed this ability particularly through his intensive dialogue with the music of Beethoven. His performances of the cycle of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas have already been celebrated worldwide. Solo recitals have taken him to major concert halls in London, Milan, Berlin, Munich, Moscow, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, and Washington. Also dedicated to contemporary music, the pianist is closely associated with the composers Tristan Murail, Ivan Fedele, Marc Monnet, and Hugues Dufourt, among others.
In the dual role as pianist and conductor, François-Frédéric Guy has been working closely with the Sinfonia Varsovia as well as with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, with whom he was artist-in-residence from 2017 to 2020. Guest conducting appearances have also taken him to the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, and the Orchestre national des Pays de la Loire. Since the autumn of 2021, he has held the musical direction of the Swiss ensemble Microcosme in Genève.
Caring about the development of young musical talents, François-Frédéric Guy regularly acts as juror at major competitions such as the Queen Elizabeth Competition or the Busoni International Piano Competition.