Gérard Poulet

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Gérard Poulet
Gérard Poulet

Gérard Poulet started as a child prodigy. His father, the violinist and conductor Gaston Poulet had the privilege of giving the first performance of Debussy’s Sonata in 1917, with the author at the piano. Gérard entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris at the age of eleven, and graduated two years after with a unanimously awarded first prize. Aged eighteen, he won the first prize at the Paganini Competition in Genoa.

As he continued to benefit from the teaching of such masters as Zino Francescatti, Yehudi Menuhin, Nathan Milstein and especially Henryk Szeryng, who considered him his “spiritual heir”, numerous concerts were to follow, and his career developed rapidly worldwide: from Europe to Asia, form America to Africa, where he plays today regularly with the finest orchestras, while he takes part in the most prestigious musical seasons, including those of Radio France, the Musée d’Orsay.

No less than an eminent concert player, he is one of greatest pedagogues of our time. Since April 2005, Gérard Poulet is an invited professor at the “National University of Fine Arts and Music of Tokyo”, after he has long time teached at the “Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris”, also at the “Conservatoire National de Région de Paris” and the “Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris”.

He is professor at the Showa University of Music in Japan since 2010.

Besides giving master classes all over the world, he is also a member on the juries of major international competitions.

He was awarded with the “Officier des Arts et Lettres” in 1995 and Commandeur in 2019, and the “Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite” in 1999.

Instruments: Violin

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