Biography

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Born in France in 1992, Josquin Otal studied in Lyon (Conservatoire à rayonnement regional) with Hervé Billaut, and received his Masters degree from Paris’ Conservatoire national supérieur de musique in 2015 studying in the class of Prof. Denis Pascal. Later he started the courses of Artist Diploma at the CNSMDP under the supervision of Denis Pascal and Bruno Rigutto, specializing in music by Enrique Granados, and performing numerous concertos with orchestra (Prokofiev 3rd concerto, Liszt 1st concerto, Chopin variations la ci darem la Mano and Rachmaninov Second Concerto). Since 2016, Josquin is an artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium under the direction of Louis Lortie and Avedis Kouyoumedjian.

Josquin has won several prizes in international competitions, amongst others Piano Campus, Grand Prix Alain Marinaro, Washington International Competition, Rhodos, Fondation Banque Populaire, and has already been invited to perform in various festivals in France and Belgium – Auditorium Rainier III in Monte Carlo, Nahant piano festival, Piano en Valois in Angoulème, Flagey, Chopin à Bagatelle, Prades, Les Chorégies d’Orange, Théatre Bouffes du Nord, Abbaye de Vallemagne, Opéra Garnier, Theatre du Chatelet, as well as abroad: Germany, Spain, Abu Dhabi, United States and Morocco. He has been named in 2015 « Révélations de l’Adami ». Fellow of the Bluthner foundation, he is supported by Fondation Safran and Fondation Banque Populaire.

Through his experiences as performer, Josquin Otal has had the opportunity to work with prominent pedagogues such as Arie Vardie, Jean Claude Pennetier, Anne Queffelec and Piotr Anderszewsky. He had the opportunity to perform as a soloist with renowned conductors such as Frank Braley, Philippe Aiche, Marius Stieghorst, Victorien Vanoosten, and played chamber music with E. Cohen Weissert, A. Pascal, E. Dreisig, A Viduvier, Y. Levionnois, S. Okada, A. Kouyoumedjian.

Lately Josquin has recorded the Goyescas by Enrique Granados as well as a new CD with sonatas by Liszt and Reubke for the Label “Printemps des arts”.