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David Fray

Considered one of the greatest discoveries of recent years, the French David Fray was born in 1981, and was only four when he began to learn the piano. He later studied with Jacques Rouvier at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. The beginning of his career was marked by several competition victories and awards. He has performed in the leading concert halls of Europe, America and Asia, including the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Cité dela Musique, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, the Place des Arts in Montreal, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Alti Hall of Kyoto, and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and he has appeared at several major festivals of the world. He has benefited from the support of Dimitri Bashkirov, Menahem Pressler, Paul Badura-Skoda, Christoph Eschenbach and Pierre Boulez. It was on the recommendation of the latter that in 2006 David Fray received the Klavier Festival Ruhr’s award for young artists. The artists he has worked with include Christoph Eschenbach, Robert Levine, Ya-Fei Chuang, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Kurt Masur, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Riccardo Muti.