A pupil of Gabriel Tacchino, Théodore Paraschivesko, Jean-Claude Pennetier and György Sebok, Olivier Chauzu was trained in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, where he obtained first prizes for Piano and Chamber Music. He studied with Leon Fleisher, Vitaly Margoulis and Dimitri Bashkirov before moving to the Banff School of Fine Arts in Canada, where he attended classes by Richard Goode and Paul Badura-Skoda. He brought out a recording of Isaac Albéniz’s Iberia on the Calliope label that received the Diapason d’Or, followed by the complete piano works of Dukas and a recording of works by Schumann and one of Beethoven’s Sonatas. He was a prizewinner at the 1989 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and the following year, he was awarded the Prix Debussy at the Yvonne Lefèbure competition at Saint-Germain-en-Laye. He has toured many countries around the world and appeared as a soloist with major orchestras in the Americas and in Europe.