Alexandre Tharaud started leaning the piano at age 5, at the conservatory of the 14th arrondissement in Paris, where he trained with Carmen Taccon-Devenat, who taught him to “breathe with his instrument.” An internationally renowned pianist, he has recorded works from wildly different eras (Couperin, Bach, Chopin, Ravel, Satie, Thierry Pécou). In 2009, the Minister for Culture named him Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His passionate eclecticism has led him to work with various other great artists, such as director Bartabas, actor François Morel, or filmmaker Michael Haneka. In 2017, he published his first book, Montrez-moi vos mains (Show Me Your Hands).
© portrait Marco Borggreve