Michel Béroff

A picture of Michel BéroffMichel Beroff was born in France in 1950. After graduating from the Paris conservatoire in 1966, he won the following year the first prize at the first international Olivier Messiaen piano competition. He has been since considered as one of the most outstanding interpreter of Messiaen’s music.
During the next years he played with the most prestigious orchestras around the world under the direction of  conductors such as Abbado, Barenboim, Bernstein, Boulez, Dohnanyi, Dorati, Dutoit , Eschenbach, Gielen, Inbal, Jochum, Leinsdorf, Masur, Ozawa, Previn, Rostropovitch, Sinopoli, Solti, Tennsted, Tilson-Thomas, Zinman.
As a chamber music partner, he has been very active playing with Martha Argerich, Barabara Hendricks Jean-Philippe Collard, Augustin Dumay, Pierre Amoyal, Lynn Harrell . During the past years, Michel Beroff has been developing a conducting career. He is currently teaching at the Paris Conservatoire.
Michel Beroff currently teaches at the Paris Conservatory. In addition to that, he has recently expanded his professional activities to include conducting. He first served as a Cliburn juror in 2009.

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