Festival Piano aux Jacobins | Baptiste Trotignon

Festival Piano aux Jacobins | Baptiste Trotignon

Baptiste Trotignon studied piano and classical music since the age of six and discovered jazz and improvisation as a teenager. His first albums in the early 2000's brought him to people's attention as one of the most spectacular, complete and charming member of a new generation of pianists.

He won many awards : Prix Django Reinhardt, Best French Newcomer at 2003 Victoires du Jazz, as well as the Grand Prix at the 2002 Martial Solal International Piano Competition.
He developed a number of eclectic encounters, performing alongside with artists like Tom Harrell, Stefano Di Battista, Aldo Romano or Brad Mehldau. Baptiste's first "American" album, Share, recorded in New York in 2008, was a hit and followed by a highly charged live album recorded in London.
After he received in 2011 the Sacem's Grand Prix for his work as a composer, he released in 2012 a stunningly bold album, Song Song Song, on which he celebrated his love of the vocalist's art and invited a prestigious group of artists including Melody Gardot or the author Christophe Miossec. He was also named Composer of the Year at the 2014 Victoires de la Musique Classique for his first major orchestral piece Different Spaces.
In 2016, he signs with the prestigious label SonyMusic - Okeh Records, and the album Chimichurri, duet with Argentinian percussionist Minino Garay, is the first fruit of this new collaboration.

About the Piano aux Jacobins Festival

Established in France in 1979, the Piano aux Jacobins Festival has forged special links over the years with some of the most important performers of our time. The festival is returning to Asia for the thirtheenth consecutive year. Famous for both the virtuosity of the pianists it selects and the variety of a program that spans classical, contemporary and jazz music, the festival has earned a special place in the heart of Chinese music lovers.

Baptiste Trotignon is one of the best jazz pianists in Europe. Lately he's also becoming well-known as a classical music composer. Be it personal projet or collaborations with other musiciens, his work has been highly regarded by audiences and critics.


07.05.2017 19:30


Beijing Concert Hall

Beixinhua Jie No. 1

Xicheng district, Beijing, Beijing



05.05.2017 19:45
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Oriental Art Center

No.425 Ding Xiang Rd.

Pudong district, Shanghai, Shanghai


Phone : 021-68541234






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