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Piano www.francoischouchan.com Francois Chouchan is no stranger to awards and fame. From the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris (instructed by Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen) to the Viotti International Piano Competition in Italy, his outstanding talent has been recognized all over Europe. Not only has Chouchan performed as a soloist with orchestras and in Chamber Music in many countries, but he has also been invited to play during Master classes by several incredible talents such as M. Rostropovitch, Nikita Magaloff, G.Sebok or Magda Tagliaferro who all acknowledged his sensitivity and creativity. Beauty of sound, clarity of texture and integrity of interpretation are attributes Chouchan shares with all the artists he chooses to play with. Music is also their common passion. Music always means sharing for me: you taste it, you savor it and you delight in it. Each note, each breath, each phrase, beautifully fits in its place. As the music plays, it reveals the story with every line, every sentence commanding our emotions and instantly influencing our feelings. Inspiration evolves from the childlike innocence, simplicity in its purity, comments Francois Chouchan. One of his biggest aspirations is also to expand his score composing career in the United States. When composing soundtracks, Chouchan manages to transpose images he sees in his mind or on the screen, as well as his deepest feelings, into the melodies he writes. His composing adventure started when years ago, French Movie Director Michel Drach selected Chouchan to write the music score for his film Il est genial Papy. Then, spotted by Swiss Director Claude D'Anna, he went on writing the score for Equipe de Nuit. Around the same time his mentor fame Music Composer Georges Delerue, kept on encouraging Chouchan to relocate to the US praising the potential of the country's musical environment. It took many years for Francois Chouchan to leave his native country, but he finally made the move and has now settled in Los Angeles since 2007. As a pianist Chouchan has performed in Los Angeles at the LACMA Museum for the Sundays Live, at UCLA - Schoenberg Hall, at CS Long Beach and CS Northridge with the Music Guild, at the First Presbyterian Church, at the Brandeis Institute, and recently at Zipper Hall with one of the major Sopranos in the word today Elizabeth Futral. Chouchan's deep musicality and sensibility along with his passion, his strong perseverance and open mind are recognized by professionals and spectators alike who regard him as an inspiring, sensitive and creative musician. Its hip look, easy-going attitude and fresh approach to classical music have even conquered the hearts of the youth. It is a safe bet that Chouchan's uncontested talent ought to be showcased in many upcoming US performances where he will continue sharing with his beloved public precious moments of emotions. A new Concert Series " Le Salon de Musiques " will take place from October 2010 until May 2011 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles: http://www.lesalondemusiques.com