Bruno Fontaine is a concert pianist, conductor, arranger and composer, a versatile artist who epitomises the wide outlook of twenty-first-century artists. Born in Épinal, Bruno Fontaine took up the piano at the age of four and at the unusually early age of eleven was admitted to the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM), where his teachers included Jean Hubeau and Pierre Sancan. He left the CNSM at fifteen with five premiers prix. His favourite jazz partners are Michel Portal, Richard Galliano, Mino Cinelu and Louis Sclavis. For many years he has worked as musical director on the shows of Ute Lemper, Lambert Wilson and Julia Migenes.
At the same time he continues to appear as a classical soloist and conductor. As a chamber musician he plays with the Ysaÿe Quartet, Michel Portal, the cellists Sonia Wieder-Atherton and Ophélie Gaillard (with the latter he recorded Fauré’s complete works for cello and piano for Ambroisie), the violinist Guillaume Sutre and the viola player Miguel Da Silva (with whom he recorded works by Max Bruch for TransArt Live). Bruno Fontaine was awarded the “Sacem Grand Prize for Film Score writing”, rewarding his career as a composer.