Monique Duphil

Monique Duphil, piano

At the age of ten, Monique Duphil entered the Conservatoire National Superieur de Parisand studied under Jean Doyen, Marquerite Long and Joseph Calvet. Having won the First Prize in piano at 15, she graduated the following year with the Grand Prize in Professional Chamber Music. Later studies were with Harriet Serr and Vladimir Horbowski.

A Paris debut with orchestra at 15, performing Mendelssohn's G minor Piano Concerto, followed by prizes in four international competitions, including the Chopin Competition in Warsaw, launched Monique Duphil on a worldwide career.

In recognition of her spectacular debut in the United States with the Philadelphia Orchestra, substituting on a few hours' notice for cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, Ms. Duphil was honored to be reengaged by Eugene Ormandy to appear with him four times in 1980 performing two concertos on each occasion. Invited to Berne by Charles Dutoit, she recorded the Ginastera Piano Concerto No. 1 in live performance for the Swiss Radio. Yoel Levi chose Monique Duphil to premiere Roger Sessions' Piano Concerto with the Cleveland orchestra.  

Some of the numerous symphony orchestras Monique Duphil has performed with are the Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras, Quebec, Warsaw, Bern, Munich, Paris Lamoureux, Caracas, Mexico, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul, Tokyo Metropolitan, Sapporo, Taipei, Hong Kong, and Singapore, under the direction of Ormandy, Markevich, Shostakovich, Smetacek, Wislocki, Akiyama, Fukumura, Sir Alexander Gibson, Peter Magg, Charles Dutoit, Thomas Sanderling, Gerard Schwarz, Edouardo Mata, and a host of others.

As a distinguished chamber musician, Monique Duphil has partnered with many renowned artists, including Henryk Szerying, Ruggiero Ricci, Karl Leister, Pierre Fournier, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Cho-Liang Lin, the Vienna String Quartet, the Musikverein Quartet, and the Salzburg Mozarteum Trio.

Her upcoming performances include engagements in Eastern Europe, Japan, South America, and tours with the New Zealand Symphony, and orchestras of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Ms. Duphil was on the faculty of the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts before her appointment to the faculty at the renowned Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Ohio.