François Dumont’s winner of the biggest international competitions: the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, Warsaw Chopin Competition, the International Competition in Cleveland in the United States, the Clara Haskil Competition in Switzerland, the Hamamatsu Competition in Japan, the contest “Top of the World “in Norway and the Piano Masters of Montecarlo.
He was nominated for a Grammy in 2011 in the category ‘Instrumental Soloist’.
In 2012, he received the Revelation Prize Critics French Music.
Born in 1985 in Lyon, François Dumont works with Chrystel Saussac and Hervé Billaut before being admitted at the age of fourteen at CNSMD in Paris in the class of Bruno Rigutto.
He perfected at the International Academy Como with Leon Fleisher, Murray Perahia, Menahem Pressler, Dmitri Bashkirov, Fou Ts’ong and Andreas Staier, and works with William Grant Naboré under the Theo Lieven Chair at the Conservatory of Lugano .
He has played at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Salle Gaveau, Salle Pleyel, Salle Cortot, Orsay Museum, Auditorium of Lyon, just as regularly participates in various programs on France Musique, including ” Dans la cour des grands,” and “Generation Young Performers” Gaëlle Le Gallic, “Un Mardi Idéal” Arièle Buteaux of “Plaisir d’amour” by Frédéric Lodéon. He is regularly invited by Jean-François Zygel for his show “The Music Box” on television.
François Dumont performed with the Cleveland Orchestra and the symphony Fortworth the United States, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo the Belgian National Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Cracow, the Chamber Orchestra Lausanne, the Orchestra of Cannes, Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Republican Guard Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony, the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra in Latvia, Morocco Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Wuhan in China, with conductors such as Jesús López-Cobos, Antoni Wit, Stefan Sanderling, Gilbert Varga, Philippe Bender, Wolfgang Doerner, Valentin Bogdanov …
In 2011, he debuted in St. Petersburg with the orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre in the Concerto No. 1 by Tchaikovsky.
In April 2012, he replaced at short notice Brigitte Engerer Concerto No. 1 by Brahms with the Orchestra of Brittany, under the direction of Arie van Beek.
His chamber music partners are Tabea Zimmermann, Augustin Dumay, Henri Demarquette, the Sine Nomine Quartet, the Talich Quartet, Quatuor Voce, the Debussy Quartet … In April 2014, he played the complete Brahms sonatas with Augustin Dumay.
With Aïche Philippe and Virginie Constant, it is part of Trio Elégiaque, the first recording (Dusapin Messiaen) was awarded a Diapason d’Or, 4 stars World Music and Treble Clef Res Musica. Their second album at Triton, dedicated to Russian composers (Arensky, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov) was awarded 5 Diapasons the favorite Alain Duault and the Coup de Coeur Radio Classique. In April 2011, the Trio Elégiaque played the complete Beethoven trios at the Opéra Comique in Paris; Beethoven integral recently appeared for Brilliant Classics, and got 5 Tuning Forks and the ‘Pick of the Year’ in France Musique.
François Dumont occurred recently at the Festival Radio France Montpellier, Chopin Festival in Bagatelle, “Chopin and his Europe” Festival in Warsaw Montfort l’Amaury “Journées Ravel”, Festival of Ljubljana in Slovenia, Kennedy Center in Washington, on tour in Japan with Tchaikovsky’s Concerto n.1.
His solo recordings include the complete Mozart Sonatas in Anima Records (the pianist Maestro Review), a Chopin disc with Artalinna and a double album containing proofs of the Chopin Competition published by the Chopin Institute in Warsaw. The complete works for piano by Maurice Ravel Piano Classics recently released at just received the FFF Télérama and 5 Diapasons.
A new disc of Wagner-Liszt transcriptions just been published by PianoClassics and a recording dedicated to Concerto K.271 and K.466 Mozart came out recently with the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne directed by Julien Masmondet.
In June 2015, François Dumont as soloist with Orchestre National de Lyon under the direction of Leonard Slatkin in both concertos by Ravel; this collaboration will result in a CD published by Naxos.