Pianist Florence Millet, a native of France, performs in Europe, Japan, and North and South America. She is prize winner in both the Bösendorfer and the William Kapell International Competitions.
Florence Millet’s appearances with orchestra include the Polish Chamber Orchestra under Charles Dutoit, the Orchestre National d’Ile de France, the Philharmonic Orchestras in Calgary (Canada), Montpellier (France), Caracas (Venezuela), St. Petersburg (Russia) and the Romanian Radio-Symphony.
A founding member of the Lions Gate Trio for more than 25 years, ensemble in Residence at HARTT, University of Hartford in Connecticut, Yale and Tanglewood Festival, Florence Millet has also performed with the Ensemble InterContemporain, collaborating with I.R.C.A.M., Ensemble Modern and Bergische Ensemble für Neue Musik. Thus she worked closely with composers Luciano Berio, Tristan Murail, Elliott Carter, Hanz Werner Henze, George Crumb, Johannes Schöllhorn, Steve Reich, Jörg Wiedmann and Leonard Bernstein, among others.
Florence Millet’s solo recordings include CD’s Liszt/Schumann/Schubert (Centaur records), Gerard Pesson’s Piano “Concerto” (Accord), the Gideon Klein Piano “Sonata” (Triton), solo piano music of Elliott Carter (Pianovox/Sony). The Lions Gate Trio also recorded Schumann (Centaur) and Bacri (Triton) chamber works on double discs.
Florence Millet graduated with honours in both piano and chamber music at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur, in the class of Gabriel Tacchino and Jean Hubeau, then earned a Master and a Doctoral Degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook under Gilbert Kalish. Other teachers are Paul Badura-Skoda, Leon Fleisher, and Peter Serkin. In demand as lecture-recitalist, she has presented masterclasses at festivals and universities in the U.S. and Europe. Florence Millet is professor of piano and chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln/Wuppertal, Germany.
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