Tanguy de Williencourt




French pianist Tanguy de Williencourt has received the highest accolades from French press: ‘a complete musician’ (Michel Le Naour, Concertclassic), ‘pianistic authority and rich colours’ (Alain Cochard) while La Croix predicted him to become one of the ‘future greats of the piano’.  

Tanguy has since pursued a very active career, both in France and abroad: Philharmonie de Paris, Auditorium de Radio France, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Musée d’Orsay, Collège des Bernardins, Opéra de Lille, Auditorium de Bordeaux, Grand Théâtre de Provence, St-Petersburg Philharmonie, Berlin Philharmonie, Bonn Opera, Palazetto Bru-Zane, Sala Sao Paulo, , De Biljoke in Gent, Concertgebouw of Bruges, DeSingel Antwerpen, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Wigmore Hall…  and festivals such as Yehudi Menuhin in Gstaad, Chopin in Nohant, Radio France in Montpellier, Pablo Casals in Prades, La Chaise-Dieu, Chorégies in Orange, Abbaye de Royaumont, La Folle Journée in Nantes, Tokyo, Ekaterinburg and Warsaw, Lille Piano Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron…  

He made a noticeable appearance at the Victoires de la Musique awards in 2017.  

In concerto, Tanguy de Williencourt performs alongside the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Orchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orchestre Symphonique des Flandres, Sinfonia Varsovia, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Ensemble Matheus… alongside conductors such as Kristiina Poska, Aziz Shokhakimov, Martijn Dendievel, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Pascal Rophé, Marta Gardolińska 

Tanguy de Williencourt records extensively: his newest CD for Mirare includes both solo and orchestral works by César Franck (“CHOC” Classica) after the complete piano transcriptions by Wagner/Liszt and all of Beethoven’s Bagatelles, all released to great critical acclaim. Tanguy de Williencourt will soon record his fourth CD together with cellist Bruno Philippe for harmonia mundi, a label for which he has also worked on a Berlioz album with mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d’Oustrac and was the featured pianist of CD ‘Debussy: the late works’, which received the BBC Music Magazine Award and the Gramophone Award in 2019. The latest one, a collaborative CD ‘Proust’, recorded with violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte, was one of Gramophone’s CDs of the year in 2021. He performed with Renée Fleming in a film shot at the Théâtre du Châtelet, which was shown worldwide in IMAX cinemas in 2022. In the autumn of 2024, an album on Liszt and his muses will be released by Mirare. 

After graduating from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in piano (Roger Muraro), chamber music (Claire Désert), accompaniment (Jean-Frédéric Neuburger) and vocal coaching, Tanguy de Williencourt had the privilege to work closely with Maria João Pires, Christoph Eschenbach, Stephen Kovacevich and Paul Badura-Skoda and has been supported by both the Blüthner and Banque Populaire Foundations. He also received a collection of Prizes: Société des Arts de Genève, ADAMI (Classical révélation 2016), SPEDIDAM and Play-Direct competition at the Philharmonie de Paris in 2017.  

Tanguy de Williencourt has been teaching piano at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris since 2021 and was appointed vocal coach by Gustavo Dudamel at the Opera national de Paris for the season 2022-2023 and continues to work as a vocal coach and assistant conductor with notably Semyon Bychkov and Mark Wigglesworth. He is artistic director of the Tempo festival Le Croisic. 

In 2024-2025, he is performing the Liszt’s Sonata in B minor alongside the Ballet du Rhin, at the Opéra National du Rhin and on tour. He also performs at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, at the Auditorium de Radio France, at the Salle Gaveau, the Salle Cortot, the Philharmonie de Paris and the Opéra-Comique. He is assistant conductor at the Paris Opera for Falstaff with Michael Schønwandt, and vocal coach at the Vienna Opera for The Ring with Philippe Jordan.