benoit tourette

Born in Nîmes, Benoît Tourette started playing the piano at 9 years old. At the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSM), he was a student of Georges Pludermacher, Claire Désert and François-Frédéric Guy. He obtained his piano prize in 2005 and chamber music prize in 2008 in the class of Daria Hovora. He followed Master Classes with Ferenc Rados in Budapest (2006-2008) and met Bernard D’Ascoli in 2006 with whom he perfected his skills in Aubagne, near Marseille. He also deepened his pianistic practice and his educational research in collaboration with Françoise Bussier, in Paris.

Benoît has distinguished himself in various international competitions such as the Brest International Piano Competition (Special Ravel Prize, 2005) or the Claude Bonneton Competition (Accompanying Prize, Sète, 2011). In 2012 he was selected and invited to participate in the 10th International Piano Competition in Sydney (Australia).

Benoît most often performs in recital, a form that he particularly likes, but also in chamber groups or as an accompanist. He has performed in France, Germany, Switzerland and Spain. Its repertoire extends from baroque music to contemporary creation, with even openings towards song or tango. This is how he was one of the pianists accompanying the singer Yanowski in his singing tour “La Passe Interdite” and his show “Zorbalov and the Magic Organ”. Recently, for example, he performed with the choir of the Dijon Opera conducted by Anass Ismat, or the Dijon Bourgogne Orchestra conducted by Sándor Károlyi. In 2022, he gives the complete First Book of the Well-Tempered Clavier by J-S. Bach.

Holder of the french Pedagogical diploma – Certificate of Aptitude (CA), Benoît Tourette is currently a piano teacher at the National Conservatory (CRR) of Dijon and at the Ecole Supérieure de Musique ( ESM) from Burgundy Franche-Comté. He has been invited to the Musicalta summer academy (Rouffach, Alsace) as a piano teacher since 2014.