"A piano 'haute couture' with elegance and endlessly inventive."
- Thierry Hilleriteau, Figaroscope
"A warm, poetic, play and a capacity to go at the heart of the sound."
- Alain Cochard, Diapason
"The pianist clarifies the texture, sings intermediate voices and articulates clearly, vividly but without haste. He develops a touch of a great delicacy and a superior quality tone."
- S. Fouchard, ConcertoNet.com
Designated by Pianiste magazine as one of the ten most talented French pianists of his generation, David Bismuth is acclaimed for his brightly profound playing, combining the science of architecture and the poetry of timbre.
French music occupies a special place in his discography (on the AmeSon label) with five records, in particular several recordings mirroring pairs of composers such as Franck and Fauré, Debussy and Dukas, and, more recently, Rachmaninoff and Saint-Saëns (awarded **** by Classica). Bach music is also featured with a tribute to the composer in his CD ‘B.A.C.Hianas & Transcriptions’ (FFFF in Télérama) and lately with a critically acclaimed new album, ‘BACH Father and sons’ published in March 2014 (Pianiste ‘Maestro’).
David Bismuth has been invited in recent seasons to perform with the Orchestre de Paris (Salle Pleyel), Orchestre National de France (Théâtre du Châtelet), Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (Halle aux Grains), and Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice (Opéra de Nice). He has performed under the direction of conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Jaap van Zweden, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Michel Plasson, and Fayçal Karoui.
He has also been the guest at many festivals: Radio France Montpellier, La Roque d’Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins, as well as Nohant Rencontres Internationales Frédéric Chopin, Piano en Valois, the Gstaad Menhuin Festival, La Chaise-Dieu, L’Esprit du Piano at Bordeaux, and the BBC Hay Festival.
He entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at the age 14, and David Bismuth graduated four years later with his unanimously acclaimed prizes in piano and chamber music. He initially studied under Catherine Collard at the Nice Conservatory, then under Gabriel Tacchino and Brigitte Engerer in Paris. He then continued his training with Monique Deschaussées, disciple of Alfred Cortot. His encounter with the great artist Maria João Pires 10 years ago has greatly enriched and inspired his performance, both from an artistic and a human point of view. They have since had the opportunity to play together on two pianos or four hands, including a performance of Mozart 2 pianos Concerto Salle Pleyel, with the Orchestre de Paris.