Born in Paris in 1985, Thomas Viloteau began his musical education at the age of twelve in the French town of Port St. Louis. In 1998 he entered the Escuela de Música Juan Pedro Carrero in Barcelona, where he also participated in numerous master-classes with Alvaro Pierri. Two years later he entered the Barcelona Conservatorio Superior de Música, where he studied with Joan Furio. In 2001 he received a scholarship from the Fondation Zigmund Zaleski to study under Alberto Ponce at the Ecole Normale in Paris, where he graduated with a Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste in 2004. Entering the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique that same year, he studied in Roland Dyens’ class, while also working with Judicaël Perroy and participating in master-classes with Rolf Lislevand and Manuel Gonzales.
Thomas Viloteau has taken first place in several competitions, including the Spanish Salou guitar competition and the Segovia international competition in Linares, the Ville d’Antony international competition in Paris, and the Mottola competition held in Italy. Most recently he received first prize in the 2006 Guitar Foundation of America competition. Thomas Viloteau has performed in Italy, Spain, Sweden, France, and Germany. His triumph in the Guitar Foundation of America Competition brings a seven-month concert tour of over fifty cities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.