Raphaël Pidoux began his musical studies with the piano. He learned the cello with his father and entered Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at age 17.
He obtained a First Prize in 1987 and enrolled in Philippe Muller’s class for graduate studies.
He then joined Jean-Claude Pennetier’s class on chamber music advanced skills, and Christophe Coin’s class on Baroque cello.
He studied under the direction of Janos Starker in Bloomington (USA) in 1989. He is prize-winner of the Bach cello competition in Leipzig.
As the same time as his career with the Trio Wanderer, Raphaël Pidoux frequently plays with Christophe Coin, the Ensemble Orchestral de Limoges and the Mosaïques Quartet as well as with orchestras as Les Siècles Orchestra, the Rouen’s orchestra… He gives concerts of Piazzola repertoire with the accordeonist Richard Galliano and in 2009, he plays in the Noureev choregraphy “Bach Suite” with Kader Blarbi at the Opéra de Paris”
Raphaël Pidoux is cello teacher at the Paris Conservatoire national supérieur de Musique. Raphaël Pidoux has opened with his Trio Wanderer’s colleagues, a piano trio class at the Paris’ CRR which prepares young ensembles for concerts and international competition.
Raphaël Pidoux plays on a violoncello by Goffredo CAPPA (Saluzzo 1680)
“The cellist Raphaël Pidoux is simply magnificent: the precise bow, the rich and stirring sound, and the profound musical sensibility are all generously evident.” (La Presse – Montréal)