Raised in a music-loving family, Jean-Philippe Collard took part from a very young age to the chamber music concerts with his family. At the age of 10, he left his natal region and moved to Paris: he studied the piano with Pierre Sacan at the Paris Conservatoire and passed the international competitions before being thrown under the international spotlights.
Among his models stands Horowitz whom he befriended. Among his passions is the encounter through music with his chamber music accomplices, a genre that Jean-Philippe Collard plays with conviction.
Jean-Philippe Collard is often requested as an interpret of the French music, from Fauré to Saint-Saëns, from Poulenc to Ravel, and has to this day released a discography that includes more than fifty recordings. He played on the greatest international stages: from the Carnegie Hall to the Teatro Colon, from the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées to the Royal Albert Hall and performed with some of the most reputed conductors and orchestras of the world.
Six key recordings by Jean-Philippe Collard
♦ Complete work for piano of Gabriel Fauré
♦ Complete work for piano of Maurice Ravel
♦ 5 concertos for piano of Camille Saint-Saëns
♦ Prelude, choral and fugue of César Franck
♦ Concerto for 2 pianos of Francis Poulenc, with François-René Duchâble
♦ Complete work for four-handed piano of Claude Debussy with Michel Béroff