Olivier Gardon

OLIVIER GARDON teaches piano at the Hochschule Hannover and at the Schola Cantorum Paris. He previously taught piano at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Paris and art director of the Académie internationale d’été de Nice. Sommerakademie at the Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg, Toho Gakuen School of Music (Japan), Institut franco-japonaise de French Academy of Music in Tokyo, Yonsei University and Sookmyung University in Seoul, Bowdoin College in the USA, Musikhochschule in Leipzig, London He is regularly invited to teach master classes at numerous music academies, including the Trinity Laban Conservatory in , Hochschule Lübeck, the University of Graz and le Festival Pablo Casals de Prades.

He served as a jury member in many international competitions. Some of them are: Marguerite Long-Thibaud (France), Cincinnati World Piano Competition (USA), Tbilisi International Piano Competition (Georgia), Cagliari International Competition (Italy), Concours International d’Epinal (France), Valencia Iturbi International Piano Competition, Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, Panama International Piano Competition, Bremen European Piano Competition (Europäischer Klavier Wettbewerb), etc.

As a performer and pedagogue, Olivier Gardon places great emphasis on the pursuit of beauty and the unremitting exploration of many aspects of sound so that musical emotion can be fully expressed and shared. He believes the connection between the sense of touch and perceived vibrations is at the heart of the relationship between instrument, artist and music.