The French and Swiss pianist Cédric Pescia was born in Lausanne. He studied at the Conservatoire de Lausanne (Christian Favre), the Conservatoire de Genève (Dominique Merlet), the Universität der Künste Berlin (Klaus Hellwig), the International Piano Academy Lake Como (D. Bashkirov, L. Fleisher, W. G. Naboré, A. Staier, Fou Ts’ong). In addition he has studied with P.-L. Aimard, D. Barenboim, D. Fischer-Dieskau, I. Gage, C. Zacharias, I. Gronich and the Alban Berg Quartet. Cédric Pescia won First Prize at the internationally renowned 2002 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in Salt Lake City. Concert tours have taken him throughout Europe, China, South America and to the US. He has performed at venues such as Philharmonie Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin, Konzerthaus Vienna, Mozarteum Salzburg, Carnegie Hall New York, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Wigmore Hall London, Tonhalle Zürich and has appeared at leading music festivals including the Prague Spring Festival, Lucerne Festival, Menuhin Festival-Gstaad, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, and the Davos Festival. For many years he has been working in close collaboration with violinist Nurit Stark; their duo is supported by the Forberg-Schneider Foundation. He is artistic director of the Lausanne chamber music series Ensemble en-Scène. In 2012 he was appointed professor for piano at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève.
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.cedric-pescia.com
Messiaen Chamber Music
Quatuor pour la fin du temps, Le merle noir, Vocalise-Étude, Thème et variations
François Benda, clarinet - Ivan Monighetti, Cello - Cédric Pescia, Piano - Felix Renggli, Flute - Nurit Stark, Violin