Françoise Régnat

American Paderewski Piano Competition 2010Françoise Régnat is a graduate of the Paris Conservatory with first prizes in both piano and chamber music, and also holds an Artist Diploma from Indiana University where she studied with Gyorgy Sebok.

She was a prize winner in the Casella International Competition in Naples, Italy and won the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York. She was also awarded the Grand Prix du Disque Franz Liszt in Budapest in 1977 for her recording of Liszt’s complete works for piano and violin.  Her solo and collaborative performances have taken her to such venues as New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Hunter College, Boston’s Gardner Museum, Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis as well as colleges and universities across the country. She has appeared at music festivals such as New Hampshire, Flagstaff, Mozart Festival in San Luis Obispo and Banff, Canada.

In California, Ms. Régnat  has performed with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Pasadena Symphony and the San Luis Obispo Symphony among others. She has premiered several solo and chamber works by the American composer Frank Campo and recorded them for the Leonore Library of Musical Masters label and Centaur Records.  Ms. Régnat  frequently adjudicates and gives master classes. She has been on the faculty at California State University, Northridge since 1972 and is currently Professor of Music.

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