Emmanuel Christien is one of France’s most diverse young pianists. Admitted to the prestigious National Conservatory Superior of Music and of Dance, Paris (CNSMDP) as a student of Jacques Rouvier, he obtained the “Diploma de Formation Supérieure” with a unanimous jury distinction, also receiving the “Feydeau de Brou Saint-Paul” award, bestowed each year to the most promising instrumentalist as chosen by the jury.
In 2005, Emmanuel was accepted into the prestigious “Cycle de Perfectionnement” at the CNSMDP and for this achievement, he was bestowed a Blüthner piano through the Alfred Reinhold Foundation. He has performed and participated in masterclasses with celebrated musicians
and personalities including Jean-Philippe Collard, Paul Badura-Skoda, Anne Quéffelec, Jean-Claude Pennetier and Aldo Ciccolini, to name but a few. Emmanuel has also won numerous prizes and awards, (Casagrande International Piano Competition, Perlemuter Competition…)
As a chamber musician and vocal accompanist, Emmanuel has performed with David Fray, Adam Laloum, Clémentine Margaine, Amaya Dominguez, Hughes Borsarello, Gauthier Herrmann, Samika Honda, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Dame Felicity Lott, la famille Artie’s… and in the Ensemble Monsolo and the Trio Gallien.
As a concerto soloist, Emmanuel has performed with the Orchestra of Caen, the National Chamber Orchestra of Moldova, Orchestra of Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, Orchestre de Paris, with the conductors Stefan Asbury, Lawrence Foster, Cornelius Meister…
He maintains an active career as a soloist, and chamber musician in France, in prestigious halls like salle Pleyel, théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, as well as travelling both within and outside Europe, in Japan, India, Canada, Russia… for a variety of concert engagements consisting of familiar and new musical repertoire.
He recorded several cd’s, piano quartets of Chausson and Mahler (King records), french violin sonatas with Samika Honda (Polymnie), the Schumann’s Fantasiestücke (Artie’sRecords), songs by César Cui with Céline Laly (EnPhases), Bach’s concertos for two, three and four pianos (Erato).