Olivier Gardon has taught in prestigious establishments: Hochschule HMTMH Hannover, Mozarteum Sommerakademie Salzburg, Conservatoire de Paris (CRR).
Currently Olivier Gardon teaches at the Schola Cantorum in Paris
Many universities and Hochschule around the world have invited him to give masterclasses: Toho Gakuen Tokyo, Yonsei University Seoul, Bowdoin University (Maine), Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Trinity college of Music Laban (London) Leipzig, Lübeck…
Olivier Gardon's discography includes works by Beethoven, Brahms, Bizet,Debussy, Liszt, Mussorgsky, Milhaud, Schumann, complete piano works by Louis Vierne and complete chamber music by Alkan with Kang Dong Suk and Yvan Chiffoleau (Prix Spécial de la Nouvelle Académie du disque français).
In 2011, Bärenreiter publishes the new Urtext Edition of Vierne's piano Préludes and Nocturnes revised by Mr. Gardon.
He has served as a judge at numerous international compétitions.
Its students win numerous first prizes and awards in prestigious International piano compétition (Concours Marguerite Long, Concours de Genève, Isang Yun …)
Olivier Gardon worked Under the direction of Pierre Sancan and Jean Hubeau at the Paris Conservatory and he perfected his skills with Lili Kraus, György Sebök, Geza Anda and Jean Fassina .
Olivier Gardon has garnered numerous awards in prestigious international competitions, including the Marguerite Long competition (Grand Prix 1973), the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition (1975), the Viotti International Music Competition, Senigallia and the Casella Piano Competition in Naples.
His first critics hailed him as a "highly colourful artist"1 and praised his "elegance, ease and refined touch"2 as well as his "strong stage presence, his torrential sensitiveness, his ability to work the keyboard like a sculptor giving shape to living material".
Since then, his career as a soloist and chamber musician has taken him to all the greatest musical venues of the world (the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Salle Pleyel in Paris the Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg, the Bunka Keikan and the Kioi Hall in Tokyo, Izumi Hall Osaka, the Dvorak Hall in Prague, the Théâtre Solis in Montevideo...)
He has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchester, the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio-France, the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Orchestra and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra,
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