Franco-British pianist Florent Mourier is based in London. He is specialised in vocal repertoire (art song and opera) and is highly sought after as a recitalist and a vocal coach. Florent is passionate about music making, drama, pedagogy, communication and the human voice. His key words are honesty, passion and flexibility.
Florent has played at the Wigmore Hall, the Barbican Hall, Milton Court, St John’s Smith Square in London, the Holywell Music Room at the Oxford Lieder Festival, Festival d’Aix and Fondation Royaumont in France, Brussel’s La Monnaie, Utrecht’s Tivoli Vredenburg and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in the Netherlands.
Both as a solo and a collaborative pianist, he has participated in masterclasses with Dmitri Bashkirov, Pascal Devoyon, Martin Katz, Malcolm Martineau, Iain Burnside, Graham Johnson, Julius Drake, Alain Planès, Renee Fleming, Barbara Hannigan, Edith Wiens, Angelika Kirchschlager, Gerald Finley, Matthew Rose, Stéphane Degout, Richard Stokes, Wolfgang Holzmair and Joyce DiDonato.
Florent is a laureate of the Dutch Classical Talent Competition and performed a tour of twelve song recitals at major venues in the Netherlands with mezzo-soprano Esther Kuiper. He was also a semi-finalist of Das Lied International Song Competition in Heidelberg, Germany along with mezzo-soprano Grace Durham.
Florent has worked as a vocal coach/répétiteur/assistant conductor on productions of Zemlinsky’s Eine Florentinische Tragödie (Fondation Royaumont/Opéra de Rennes), Verdi’s Falstaff (Royaumont), Bizet’s Carmen (Barefoot Opera), Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Opera North) and Georgiana (Buxton Festival).
Florent is an ENOA Young Artist, a Britten-Pears Young Artist, a laureate of the Fondation Royaumont and a member of the Académie du Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
Highlights of the season 2021/2022 include coaching and curating a recital of songs and chamber music works by Pauline Viardot for the Guildhall School, performing a French mélodie recital at the Classix Festival in Romania, working on Carmen and Margot La Rouge at Opera Holland Park and performing an all French recital of songs and arias with the young artists of the National Opera Studio for the French Ambassador and the Franco-British Society.
Florent was official pianist of the 2022 Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition in Dublin.
Florent graduated from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (studying with David Kuyken), the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (Artist Masters’ course in solo performance and vocal accompaniment; studying with Charles Owen, Martin Roscoe and Pamela Lidiard) and the National Opera Studio in London.
Florent now works as a freelance pianist and accompanist, as well as staff pianist, vocal and language coach at the Guildhall School of Music and the National Opera Studio. He also coaches privately in central London.
Florent holds dual citizenship from France and the UK.