Raphaël Pidoux

Raphaël Pidoux began his musical studies with the piano. He learned the cello with his father and entered Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at age 17.

He obtained a First Prize in 1987 and enrolled in Philippe Muller’s class for graduate studies.
 He then joined Jean-Claude Pennetier’s class on chamber music advanced skills, and Christophe Coin’s class on Baroque cello.

He studied under the direction of Janos Starker in Bloomington (USA) in 1989. He’s prize-winner of the Bach cello competition in Leipzig.

As the same time as his career with the Trio Wanderer, Raphaël Pidoux frequently plays with Christophe Coin, the Ensemble Orchestral de Limoges and the Mosaïques Quartet as well as with orchestras as Les Siècles Orchestra, the Rouen’s orchestra... He gives concerts of Piazzola repertoire with the accordeonist Richard Galliano and in 2009, he plays in the Noureev choregraphy Bach Suite with Kader Belarbi at the Opéra de Paris.

Raphaël Pidoux is teaching cello at the CRR of Paris.
 Raphaël Pidoux plays on a violoncello by Goffredo CAPPA (Saluzzo 1680).