Eric Le Sage

Eric Le Sage


• Born 1964


Eric le Sage is a French pianist best known for his performances of the music of Robert Schumann and other Romantic composers. After studying at the Paris Conservatoire, he went to London to study with Maria Curcio. In 1985 he won the International Piano Competition in Porto, followed by winning the Robert Schumann International Competition in Zwickau in 1989. Later that year, le Sage went on to win the Leeds Competition, which gave him the opportunity to perform in concert with Simon Rattle. His career has taken him around the world, and he has performed with major orchestras and chamber ensembles in Europe and the United States. A regular participant in music festivals in France, le Sage founded the International Music Festival of Salon-de-Provence in 1993. In addition to his recordings of Schumann, le Sage has also specialized in the music of Gabriel Fauré and released a recording of the complete keyboard works of Francis Poulenc.