Florent Mourier is a French pianist specialised in art song and opera repertoire. He is highly sought after as a recitalist and on his way to become one of the most promising coaches of his generation. He 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, Festival d’Aix and Fondation Royaumont in France, 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 2016 Dutch Classical Talent Competition and performed a tour of twelve song recitals at major venues in the Netherlands in April 2017.
Along with mezzo-soprano Grace Durham, Florent was a semi-finalist of the 2019 Das Lied International Song Competition in Heidelberg, Germany.
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) and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Opera North). Most recently he worked on the world premiere of Georgiana, a new opera in the style of an 18th century pasticcio, specially commissioned for the 40th anniversary of the Buxton International Festival, which won the 'Achievement in Opera' award at the UK Theatre Awards in 2019. In January 2021, he will be working on Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne at Lille Opera.
Florent is an ENOA Young Artist, a Britten-Pears Young Artist, an Oxford Lieder Festival Mastercourse alumnus, a laureate of the Fondation Royaumont and a member of the Académie du Festival d’Aix-en-Provence.
Florent graduated from the Artist Masters’ course in solo performance, vocal accompaniment and chamber music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (studying with Charles Owen, Martin Roscoe and Pamela Lidiard) and went on to be a Young Artist Répétiteur at the National Opera Studio.
Florent now works as a staff pianist and vocal coach at the Guildhall School of Music, the National Opera Studio and the Royal Opera House (Learning and Participation /Jette Parker Young Artists Programme).
He also coaches privately in SW London.
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