Florent Lattuga

Pianist & Coach

Biography

Florent Lattuga began his piano training in Provins, where he quickly won a Prix d’Excellence from the Ile-de-France region. He joined Adam Wibrowski’s class at the Conservatoire Hector Berlioz in Paris, then Bernard Job’s class at the CRD in Blois, where he obtained a DEM unanimously in 2008. At the same time, he studied jazz piano at the CIM, in the class of Franck Woste and Bernard Desormières.

In 2010, he enters the class of Ricardo Castro at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, with whom he obtains a Bachelor of Music in 2012, then a Master of Interpretation for which he receives the highest mark, and the prize for the best Master recital.

In 2016, he obtained a Master’s degree in Accompaniment in the classes of Béatrice Richoz, Todd Camburn and Marc Pantillon, for which he received a prize for excellent results.

In parallel, he studied in the master classes of Leon Fleisher, Lee Kum-Sing, Willem Latchoumia, Gergely Boganyi, Dmitri Alexeev, but also Helmut Deutch, Roger Vignoles and Martin Katz for accompaniment and Valery Sokolov, Wen-Sinn Yang, Jörg Widmann for chamber music. Winner of the prestigious scholarship of the Richard Wagner Circle of French-speaking Switzerland, he is invited to the Bayreuth Festival in the summer of 2015.

Winner of several international competitions, he performs as a soloist at the Polish Library in Paris, at the Basilique Ste-Clothilde in Paris, in Blois for the association for the promotion of young soloists “Gerbert d’Aurillac”, at the Casino d’Evian, but also in Portugal (Porto, Cortes de Cima), in the aula of the University of Fribourg, or in Brazil where he performs Beethoven’s Fantaisie-Chorale with the Neojiba Orchestra. In 2014, he will give the Swiss premiere of Dimitri Tchesnokov’s Concerto for Piano and Choir No. 1.

He has also performed in numerous festivals, including the Folles Journées de Nantes, the Schubertiades (organized by the Swiss radio Espace 2), Sérénades en Baronnies, Tounò, and the Art’Scènes (Nantes), and has worked under the baton of conductors such as Joshua Weilerstein, Daniel Reuss, William Blank, Jean-Marc Grob, or Alain Goudart.

In June 2018, he will appear alongside mezzo-soprano Florentina Soare on France Musique in the programme “Génération Jeunes interprètes”.

A committed musician, he actively participates in the humanitarian association “Perspectives Musicales”, for which he recorded in 2009 the 8th sonata of S. Prokofiev, and the 5th sonata of A. Scriabin.

Eclectic, he forms the jazz quartet “l’Ombre de ton chien” with which he has performed regularly in Paris, notably at the Sunset and at the Café Universel, and participates in the 2010 edition of the festival “Les Lucarnes Azurées” in Slovenia, during which he plays for the national radio.

Accompanying the Parisian cabaret evenings of the association “Chansons de France”, he co-wrote a show around Boris Vian “l’évadé Vian” which is played in Paris and in the Centre region.

As a vocal conductor, he regularly collaborates in masterclasses with teachers such as Christine Schweitzer, Rachel Bersier, and Brigitte Balleys.

Regularly engaged by the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, he coaches the classes of Brigitte Balleys and Leontina Vaduva during the year 2016-2017, Stephan Macleod in 2018, and prepares the singers for the lyric workshop directed by Thierry Pillon since 2016.

Recently, he was chosen to accompany Patrick Messina’s masterclass on the Swiss Clarinet Day, and Luisa Castellani’s masterclass on A. Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire.

In addition, he is the coach of the Arsis Choir in Fribourg (conducted by Pierre-Fabien Roubaty) and the Pro Arte Choir in Lausanne (conducted by Pascal Mayer).

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