Born to Venetian parents in Lyon in 1959, Roger Muraro began studying the saxophone in his native city before teaching himself to play the piano. At the age of 19 he entered Yvonne Loriod’s class at the Conservatoire de Paris where he met Olivier Messiaen, and quickly became established as one of the leading interpreters of the French composer. Muraro studied with Éliane Richepin for several years, winning prizes at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the International ‘Franz Liszt’ Piano Competition in Parma.
Muraro has performed in the world’s leading concert halls, worked with prestigious conductors and ensembles, and has recorded the majority of his discography for Universal. In June 2017 he performed Messiaen’s Fauvettes de l’Hérault – concert des garrigues in Tokyo, a work created from sketches Muraro found in the archives of the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris. In 2018 the piece was premiered in Paris at the Festival Présences, and the world premiere recording released on harmonia mundi. Muraro teaches at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.