François-Frédéric GUY is a French pianist. His favorite domains are contemporary music and Beethoven.
Dominique Merlet’s student from age 11 at Conservatoire National de Musique in Paris, François-Frédéric Guy began his career in 1999 as a concert pianist with the orchestra of Paris led by Wolfgang Sawallisch.
He performed many concertos, which give him the opportunity to meet great conductors, such as Daniel Harding for the concerto No. 2 by Brahms, Michael Tilson Thomas, director of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, for the recording of the 3rd concerto by Prokofiev or even Esa-Pekka Salonen with the Philharmonic Orchestra.
He performed in many festivals: the Roque d'Anthéron, Lucerne but also at the Autumn Festival in Paris, devoted to contemporary repertoire.
In 2008, François-Frédéric Guy dedicated himself to the entire Beethoven sonatas and concertos that he performed with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Philippe Jordan.
In 2012, he created Bruno Mantovani's Double Concerto which is soon produced (December 12, 2014) at the Maison de la Radio with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra alongside Brahms’ 2nd concerto.
Six landmark dates in the life of François-Frédéric Guy:
1980: First piano lessons with Dominique Merlet at the CNSM in Paris
1995: Recital at the Roque d'Anthéron festival
2004: Brahms concerto n °2 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Paavo Berglund
2006: Autumn Festival in Paris
2008-2011: The entire Beethoven sonatas in Monaco, Paris and Norwich
2010: The entire Beethoven piano and orchestra concertos with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Philippe Jordan