Born in Paris in 1962, pianist François Killian was accepted to the Paris Conservatory as a pupil of Jean and Geneviève Doyen at the age of eleven. In 1977 he began lessons with Ventsislav Yankov, and as a nineteen-year-old he won the 1981 ARD competition in Munich. This success paved the way for recordings with major broadcasters. He continued his studies with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the University of Music and Drama Hanover, where he graduated in 1986 with the concert exam.
Killian has received numerous international awards, including at the Chopin competitions in Warsaw and Palma de Mallorca in 1985, in Dublin in 1988 and at the Arthur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv in 1989. He has performed in renowned concert halls such as the Berliner Philharmonie, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf and Wigmore Hall and has appeared at festivals including the piano festival in La Roque-d’Anthéron, the Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier and La Folle Journée in Nantes.
Picture: Tobias Epp
The Artist's Homepage: http://francoiskillian.com/homede/
The Next Generation of Euphonium Music
Fabian Bloch, Euphonium a.o. - François Killian, Piano - Michael Meinen, Percussion