Pianist FLORENCE MILLET, a native of France, performs in Europe, Japan, and North and South America. As prize winner in both the Bosendorfer and the William Kapell International Competitions, the press hailed her as “a subtle and distinctive musician” (Washington Post) and “a romantic pianist capable of note by note intensity. A superb technique supported by richly human understanding” (New York Star). “She evinces radiant and vigorous passion” (Libre Belgique, Brussels).

Millet’s appearances with orchestra include the Polish Chamber Orchestra under Charles Dutoit, the Orchestre National d’Ile de France, the Philharmonic Orchestras in Calgary (Canada), Montpellier (France), Caracas (Venezuela), St. Petersburg (Russia) and the Romanian Radio-Symphony. Ms. Millet has performed with the Ensemble InterContemporain, collaborating with I.R.C.A.M. and composers Luciano Berio, Tristan Murail, Elliott Carter, Hanz Werner Henze, George Crumb, Steve Reich , Jörg Wiedmann and Leonard Bernstein, among others. Ms. Millet’s solo recordings include CD’s Liszt/Schumann/Schubert (Centaur records) , Gerard Pesson’s Piano Concerto (Accord ), the Gideon Klein Piano Sonata (Triton), solo piano music of Elliott Carter (Pianovox/Sony), a live recording of Chopin and Brahms (Triton) and works by Antoine Bonnet (Erato) with the Ensemble InterContemporain.

Ms. Millet graduated with honours in both piano and chamber music at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur, earned a Master and a Doctoral Degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook under Gilbert Kalish. She has worked closely with Paul Badura-Skoda, Gabriel Tacchino, Leon Fleisher, and Peter Serkin. In demand as lecture-recitalist, she has presented masterclasses at festivals and universities in the U.S. and Europe. Millet is professor of piano and chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln/Wuppertal, Germany.

About her recording of Schumann Fantasie op . 17, Schubert Klavierstücke and Liszt song transcriptions, Fanfare magazine wrote:

“Millet’s music-making goes from the heart to the heart, and her interpretation can stand with the best of them, including Richter, Edelstein and Perahia.”