François Chaplin trained at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM) with the Bulgarian pianist Ventsislav Yankoff and with Jacqueline Robin (accompaniment and chamber music), and was awarded with honours with first prizes for piano and chamber music. He then followed the advanced course with Jean-Claude Pennetier. In 1989, he received the Mozart and Robert Casadesus Prizes at the Cleveland International Competition. Those distinctions are, without doubt, the begining of a brilliant international career. His recording of Debussy’s complete piano works has been unanimously acclaimed by the international press and has reaped many awards (Diapason d’Or, Télérama, BBC Music Magazine Awards/London), being already regarded internationally as a reference.
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