Matthieu Cognet

French pianist Matthieu Cognet is an active soloist and sought-after chamber player who has appeared
in major venues and festivals in Europe and the United States, including Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall,
Steinway Hall, the Cultural Institute of Chicago, Hemptinne Festival (Belgium), the Rushmore Music
Festival, SD, the Festival Memphis in May, the Saint Georges Music Festival in Guadeloupe, and the
Prades and Pianissimes Festivals (France). He recently collaborated in concert with internationally
acclaimed Flutist Carol Wincenc and Grammy Award winner Bandoneonist Hector Del Curto.
He has been a soloist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Stony Brook University Orchestra,
Indiana University Student Orchestra, and the Paris Sorbonne Orchestra. His recital and chamber
music performances have been featured on Radio France and Chicago WMFT Radio broadcasts.
Matthieu Cognet is a laureate of the Concours Musical de France, the Bloomington Travel Grant and
Stony Brook Concerto Competitions. He won 1st Prize in the Entraide Française Competition in New
York in May 2017, which earned him a recital at the French Consulate in New York City.
Dr. Cognet received degrees from the Paris and Brussels Conservatories, the University of La
Sorbonne. He completed his Performer Diploma at Indiana University, while working extensively as
the studio pianist of Janos Starker.  In 2017, he graduated with his Doctor of Musical Arts degree
from Stony Brook University
In addition to his performing activities, Mr. Cognet released his own arrangement of Maurice Ravel’s
La Valse for piano solo under the label Lauren Keiser Publications/Hal Leonard. He is also the
Artistic Director and Masterclass Director of the French-American Piano Society. He has recorded
three albums: “Debut Recital”, “Mit Humor”(Odradek Records), to stellar reviews (Gramophone
Magazine), and “Global Saxophone.” He is currently a collaborative pianist and French Diction
Instructor at the Juilliard School.