The French pianist Chantal Stigliani, of Venetian origin, studied the piano at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur. In 1971 she met Yvonne Lefébure, who had a decisive influence on her career through her teaching and friendship. She won first prize in the Claude Debussy International Competition and has inherited from her teacher an understanding of the subtleties of French music. Yvonne Lefébure transmitted to her pupils the secrets of those to whom she was close from the beginning of the last century: Debussy, Ravel, Dukas, Emmanuel, Fauré and others. This is a tradition that Chantal Stigliani passes on in masterclasses. Her own eclectic tastes give pre-eminence to J.S. Bach but also to music of the twentieth century. She is often heard in recital at the Salle Gaveau in Paris and in various towns in France. She has made a number of recordings for radio and gives concerts regularly in Germany, England, the United States, Canada, Holland, Bulgaria, Italy and Greece, either in chamber music or as a soloist with orchestra. She is founder of the Philomuses Association for the promotion of gifted artists from different disciplines, bringing an enrichment through contact between painters, composers and poets. In the same spirit she has set up workshops for children to introduce them to music, dance, mime, and the history of art.