Thomas Enhco



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Pianist and composer Thomas Enhco born in Paris in 1988.

After studying at the Centre des Musiques Didier Lockwood and the Paris CNSM, his career begins in 2006 with the release of his first album, Esquisse, followed by the albums Someday My Prince Will Come (2009) and Fireflies (2012/ Label Bleu), then Feathers (2015/ Verve) and Thirty (2019/ Sony Classical). In parrallel, he records Funambules with Vassilena Serafimova (2016/ Deutsche Grammophon) and Bach Mirror (2021/ Sony Classical). His last album (in duo with Stéphane Kerecki), A Modern Songbook, was released in 2023 with Sony.

He received the Martial Solal International Jazz Piano Competition 2010 (3rd prize), the Django d’Or 2010 (New Talent), the FIPA d’Or 2012 (Best Film Music), the Victoires du Jazz 2013 (Revelation), the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition 2017 (2nd Grand Prize), the Prix ACEG de la SACEM 2017 and the Grand Prix SACEM du Jazz 2020.

Since his debuts, he has been invited to major jazz venues (festivals in Montreal, Tokyo, Jazz à Vienne, Montreux, North Sea, Olympia…) as well as on classical stages (Philharmonie de Paris – where he gave in 2023 his version of the legendary Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett, Salzburg Mozarteum, Opéra de Bordeaux, Flagey in Brussels, La Seine Musicale, Shanghai Grand Theater, Kyoto Concert Hall, Tokyo Seijo Hall…). Je also performs in concerto (Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, Kanazawa Orchestra, Orchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orchestre National Avignon Provence, Opéra de Saint Etienne…).

As a composer, he is very solicited. He has composed notably two concertos and a rhapsody, and a variaty of pieces for piano, choir and ensembles. He has also written several movie soundtracks, notably for Gérard Mordillat’s Les Cinq Parties du Monde (for which he won the 2012 FIPA d’Or for Best Original Score).

His atypical, multi-genre career has led him to collaborate with jazz artists such as Didier Lockwood, , Ibrahim Maalouf, Baptiste Trotignon, Cyrille Aimée… In classical music, Henri Demarquette, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Natalie Dessay, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Khatia Buniatishvili, Félicien Brut, Lise de la Salle, Thibaut Garcia, and quartets such as the Ébène, Modigliani, Arod, Hanson… as well as conductors Alondra de la Parra, Pierre Dumoussaud, Mathieu Herzog, Samuel Jean, Benjamin Lévy, James Gaffigan, Jean-Claude Casadesus… and also Jane Birkin, Oxmo Puccino, Tim Dup…

In 2023-2024, Thomas Enhco programmes the festival Pianoscope in Beauvais. He returns to the Philharmonie de Paris for the Schubertiade, directed by Maria Joao Pires, as well as in Schloss Elmau and at the Brucknerhaus Linz. He gives three carte blanche concerts at the Théâtre de l’Œuvre in Paris.

From 2013 to 2021 Thomas Enhco was supported in his projects by the BNP Paribas Foundation.