Born in 1988, Florian Larousse began his study of the guitar at the age of eight with Philippe Vanderstichel. He continued his musical education under the tutelage of guitarist Pedro Ibanez at the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris and obtained the first prize in 2006. Entering the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris the same year, he studied in Roland Dyens’s class while also working intensively with Judicaël Perroy. His recent victories at the Guitar Foundation of America’s competition in 2009 and the Hubert Kappel competition in Koblenz have assured him a large international audience with a series of concerts planned in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Germany and elsewhere. Florian Larousse’s international awards also include first prize at the José Tomás International Competition in 2007, second prize at the Southwest Guitar festival, San Antonio, Texas, third prize at the International Competition of Iserlohn, Germany, and third prize at the International Competition of Sernancelhe, Portugal. He plays a guitar by the French luthier Hugo Cuvilliez and is endorsed by Savarez strings.