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. Also he studied under the direction of Janos Starker in Bloomington (USA). 
Pidoux is a much sought soloist and we see him regularly in the Netherlands as cellist of the Wanderer Trio. We have seen him many times as guest at the Cello Biennale Amsterdam, for instance in 2014 with the special concert for Anner Bijlsma.  
Raphaël Pidoux is teaching cello at the Conservatoire Supérieure de Paris and will be part of the jury from the National Cello Competition 2016.