“Antoine Préat’s love of the piano where music speaks louder than words”￼
Antoine Préat’s recent concert at St Mary’s Perivale has been highly acclaimed by music commentator Christopher Axworthy:
“Some wonderfully descriptive playing by a musician who can make the piano speak louder than words. Hovering over the keyboard like a cat about to pounce he brought these descriptive pieces vividly to life. A superb technical control and a kaleidoscopic sense of colour allied to a sumptuous sense of balance brought a radiance and immediacy to all that he did.”
Antoine performed extracts from Rameau’s Suite in D, Deubssy’s Image Book, Schumann’s Fantasiestücke, and Fazil Say’s Black Earth in the streamed concert.
London-based for several years, Antoine has been invited to perform in prestigious venues including the Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Salle Gaveau, Salle Cortot, Paris Beaux Arts Museum, Frederyk Chopin Insitute, as well as festivals such as the Nohant Chopin Festival, Lisztomanias, Chopin à Bagatelle, Les Nuits du Piano in Paris, IMS Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove and Encuentro de Santander. He has appeared on BBC Radio 3, France Musique, Scala Radio and TRT Radio 3.
Antoine has performed alongside leading artists and orchestras including Maté Szücs, Manuel Blanco, Sinfonietta Lausanne, Lesley Hatfield, Robin Ireland, the Centre de Musique de Chambre de Paris, Sainsbury Soloists, Academy Festival Orchestra, University Orchestra of Alicante and London Student Orchestra. He is also a founding member of Trio Cordiera with whom he performs regularly.