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An eclectic musician, Florian Caroubi is enthusiastic about a broad scope of repertoires and styles, whether it be for solo piano, chamber music, accompaniment for singers or orchestral conducting. His musical activity has led him to travel to a number of countries including Malaisia, the United-Kingdoms, the Netherlands, Malta, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium... As piano soloist, he has performed in recitals in prestigious venues such as the Berlin Philarmony, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Teatru Manoel in Valletta (Malta), the Theater De Singel in Anvers, the Silvacane Abbey,  the Salle Molière and the Auditorium in Lyon, the Opera in Lille and the Flagey in Brussels. On occasions, he has featured in radio and television shows in France, in Belgium and in the Netherlands. He has been invited to perform as a piano soloist with the Chamber orchestra of Toulouse and the Chamber orchestra of Chisinau. In the Leeds Piano Competition, he had the Prize of the Friends of the Leeds Competition. He won also the first prize of the international competition of Montrond-les-Bains (France), the first prize of the Nuits Pianistiques competition (Aix-en-Provence, France), and the audience prize of the Alain Marinaro competition (Collioure, France). He recently recorded a CD “Images” for the label Hortus (Liszt, Debussy, Moussorgsky) and is working for the same label on a new programme about ocean and french music (recording end of 2021). Passionate about meeting and sharing with other musicians and possessing a wide variety of skills, Florian Caroubi has collaborated with renowned interpreters such as the clarinetist Nicolas Baldeyrou, the sopranos Elsa Dreisig and Nadine Koutcher, the baritone Hans Pieter Herman. Especially passionate about voice, he created a duo with the talentuous mezzo-soprano Adèle Charvet with whom he performs frequently in France and abroad. The duo received the Prix de la Mélodie at the international lied competition Nadia and Lili Boulanger (Paris), and, more recently, the first prize and four special prizes (for the interpretation of the contemporary piece, by the press jury, by the junior jury, and by the Dutch association friends of the Lied) at the international competition IVC in s’Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands). He was chosen as an HSBC Laureates for the famous Aix-en-Provence Festival. In the same field, he has taken part as a pianist-vocal coach in several opera productions, and collaborates regularly with the Opera of Saint-Etienne and the Opera of Lyon. After graduating from the prestigious Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse of Lyon with two Master's degree in piano and piano accompaniment, for which he was awarded special congratulations, he immediately began to work for this institution as a permanent piano accompanist of the cello and singing classes. Conducting an orchestra has offered Florian a number of openings. He has become the permanent musical director of the Amacordes orchestra. He has been invited several times to Malaysia by the KLCO (Kuala Lumpur City Opera, former EST), where he conducted several opera recitals and complete operas on stage (Puccini's La Bohême and Bizet's Carmen). Strongly dedicated to the advancement of classical music and particularly to its reaching new audiences, Florian Caroubi is involved in several educational projects. For instance, he is the artistic director of the Festival “Les Pianissimes”, an important musical event, producing concert with chamber music, piano recitals and trying to involve new listeners, and especially young people. He is also the musical director of Le Carillon de Papageno, an association which promotes opera and classical singing and creates educational shows such as La Petite Flûte Enchantée.  Besides, in collaboration with the Syrah Quartet and the Opera of Marseille, he takes part in the scheme “Apprenti chef d’orchestre”, which offers secondary school pupils an introduction to conducting, a golden way to convey the wonders and mysteries of music.
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