Virgile Roche

Born in 1998, Virgile Roche began his musical studies at the Conservatoire de Clermont-Ferrand. At the age of 17 he was admitted to the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris (CNSMDP), where he studied piano from 2016 to 2022 in the classes of Emmanuel Strosser and Marie-Josèphe Jude while also learning harmony, counterpoint, 20th- and 21st-century composition, orchestration, accompaniment and chamber music. He perfected his skills in Geneva with Nelson Goerner.

A prize-winner at several international competitions, he is a laureate of the Royaumont Foundation and the winner of the prestigious Music Prize of the Safran Foundation in October 2020. He has performed on the main stage of La Roque d’Anthéron as well as at the Philharmonie de Paris, the Salle Molière in Lyons, the Frimurerlogen in Trondheim and many more venues. Passionate about chamber music, he is a founding member of Trio Pantoum (with violinist Hugo Meder and cellist Bo-Geun Park).

Since September 2022 Virgile Roche is an artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in the class of Frank Braley and Avedis Kouyoumdjian.