The French pianist, Audrey Vigoureux, started studying the piano at the city’s conservatory at the age of 8. She graduated at fifteen with a gold medal and went on to the national conservatory at Nice. After studying under Odile Poisson, she applied to the Conservatoire Supérieur of Geneva and the CNSM de Paris, and was unanimously accepted for both. There followed a period of concurrent studies in Geneva and Paris, under Sébastien Risler and Jacques Rouvier respectively. She combined this with chamber music studies at the Paris Conservatory with Christian Ivaldi, Jean Mouillère and Itamar Golan. She graduated from Paris CNSM in 2004 with first-class honours in piano and a first prize for chamber music, in addition to the post-graduate degree. In Geneva she obtained the soloist diploma with honours, also in 2004, and won the Adolph Neumann prize awarded by the city of Geneva, in addition to the Dumont Prize and the Filipinetti Prize. Among other prizes, she has been awarded the De Agostini Foundation prize, a first prize from the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, the Kiefer-Hablitzel award, and a prize from the Ernst Göhner Stiftung. Other influences include master-classes with András Schiff, Charles Rosen, Bella Davidovitch, Joseph Kalinschtein, Dominique Merlet, and Jean-Claude Pennetier.
From an early age Audrey Vigoureux has been invited to give recitals and perform as a soloist with orchestras in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Highlights have included the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, the international festival “Les nuits pianistiques”, the Archipel festival, the “Rainbow across Europe” festival in England, the Verbier Festival and Academy, the Cité de la musique in Paris, the BFM and Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Abbey of Royaumont, the Stravinsky Auditorium in Montreux, the National Grand Theatre in Beijing, the Oriental Art Center in Shanghai, the M Theatre in Bangkok, and the Merida International Festival in Venezuela. In 2013 Audrey Vigoureux performed all of J.S. Bach’s concertos for two, three and four pianos with David Fray, Jacques Rouvier, Emmauel Christien, and the Montpellier Opera Orchestra.
Audrey Vigoureux has played with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Pinchas Steinberg, the Orchestre Regional de Cannes, the Avignon Provence Orchestra, the El Sistema youth orchestra in Venezuela, and many other artists, including David Fray, Edgar Moreau, Miguel Da Silva, Sarah Nemtanu, Timothy Park, Domingo Hindoyan, Alissa Margulis, David Kadouch, Diotima Quartet,Terpsycordes Quartet…
Audrey Vigoureux is also active in collaborations that straddle the boundaries between musical conventions (jazz, contemporary, electronic), working with Marc Perrenoud, Yannick Delez, Valentin Peiry, the group Piano Seven… Her interest in the possibilities offered by such cross-pollination led her in 2010 to create « Les Athénéennes Festival » in Geneva.
Audrey Vigoureux just recorded a J.S. Bach and L.v. Beethoven solo piano disc under the direction of Nicolas Bartholomée. CD's release WAS in 2015.
Audrey Vigoureux is also Professor at the Haute Ecode de Musique de Genève. She currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland.