Matthieu Esnult is a young and vibrant French pianist. He has recently performed in over 50 countries on 6 continents.
Among his latest concerts were a performance of Heiner Goebbels’s Surrogate Cities at the Royal Festival Hall (broadcast on BBC 3) for its UK première and the opening of the London Olympic Games celebrations at the Southbank Centre and two acclaimed recitals at New York Carnegie Hall, with Soprano Beatrice de Larragoiti and violinist Kehan Zhang.
Matthieu Esnult has given solo recitals in the major concert halls of China such as Shanghai Daning Theatre, Beijing La Plantation, Dezhou Grand Theatre, Harbin Concert Hall, Baotou Grand Theatre, Zhuhai HUAFA Grand Theatre, Changzhou Phoenix Valley Theatre, Anhui Grand Theatre.
Alongside his solo piano career, Matthieu is a very in demand accompanist and chamber musician. He has worked for productions at Opera Bastille and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. He has participated in concerts with Christa Ludwig, Felicity Lott, Joan Rodgers. His chamber music work has seen him perform several times at the Wigmore Hall.
Matthieu has won a collection of many national and international prizes and he has been invited to give piano masterclasses in France, UK, Tunisia, Scotland, America, China, Mongolia, and India, where he is a visiting professor at Nagaland Conservatoire.
He has featured in broadcasts and interviews on TV and radio networks such as BBC Radio 3, France Culture, French national television France 3, Radio Tunisie, Chinese National TV and Radio.
After studying at the Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot in Paris, he studied in London with Mikhail Kazakevich, obtaining a Master in piano in 2013 with Distinction at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London and the Artist Diploma with Distinction in 2015. He also studied French music repertoire with Bernard d’Ascoli and Pascal Rogé.
An engaged musician, and convinced that classical music can change the world, Matthieu has been performing regularly in retirement houses, hospitals, as well as performing for charities.
Passionate about arts and humanities, Matthieu also holds Masters’s degrees in Music, in Literature and in Philosophy from the Sorbonne University.
Upcoming highlights include other solo piano tours in China, Concert Tours with violinist Yury Revich, with violinist Emmanuel Coppey, and piano four hands Concert Tour with his International Piano Duo.