Franco-Swiss pianist, Philippe Chanon was born in Burgundy on August 1, 1963.
He studied at the CNSM in Lyon, as well as at the HEM in Geneva and Lausanne.
He holds three State Teacher’s Diplomas and the Certificate of Aptitude, a 1st prize for Virtuosity, the National Diploma of Higher Musical Studies, a 1st prize at the Vierzon International Chamber Music Competition as well as a 3rd prize at the Lucette Descaves French Music Competition.
His masters were Pierre Pontier and Alain Planès and the meetings with some other great musicians were decisive: François-René Duchâble, Nikita Magaloff, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Paul Badura-Skoda. Philippe made a name for himself with several critically acclaimed recordings of French music.
His artistic collaborations, at the crossroads of the arts, are part of loyalty: with Nicolas Gourbeix, violinist, or Alain Carré, actor. He has played with prestigious artists: Michel Moraguès, Ivry Gitlis, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Jean-Philippe Courtis, etc. He has been invited to give many concerts and masterclasses in Europe, North and South America.
Passionate about pedagogy and very committed to its development, Philippe Chanon is now deputy director of the Geneva Conservatory of Music while maintaining a teaching load.
He is vice-president of the Foundation Instruments of Peace-Geneva.