"Respecting the authentic Haydn style, he plays clear-sightedly and with deep emotion."
Paul Badura-Skoda



Nicolas Stavy is a musician of rare sensitivity, imagination and lyricism. “He plays in a remarkably personal manner – subjective, dense and daunting. This is an extreme interpretation.” (ConcertoNet.com)

Stunning in the virtuoso final pages, Nicolas Stavy delivers these sensitive and sensual works with great elegance.” (utmisol)


Confirming his magnificent playing of the Romantic repertoire, critics received his Chopin CD (on the Paraty label) with enthusiasm. “Nicolas Stavy possesses the true vocal talent that is the essential key to unlocking the heart of Chopin’s music.” (Le Monde de la Musique). He is also admired in the classical repertoire, notably since the release of his disc of the rarely-heard version for piano of Haydn’s “Seven last words of Christ”, recorded for Mandala. “…Nicolas Stavy shows a deep understanding of the composer’s world worthy of Luisada or Brendel.” (Diapason)…

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Latest info

Dear music lovers,

After 5 years of researches and work, the next recording by Nicolas Stavy
for BIS RECORDS will be released in next january.

Several world premieres with Cédric Tiberghien,
Florent Jodelet, Ekaterina Bakanova, Alexandros Stavrakakis, Sueye Park...

Follow the review by Alain Cochard after the concert at the
Paris Philharmonie

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Podcast the live video broadcast concert in Paris
of december 3rd 2020


Discover the film by Gangflow around the original manuscript of the Appassionata Sonata, made during the confinement (all subtitles available)



New releases




Discover the teaser preview


An LP on Hortus of the Britten left hand concerto Diversions with the Lille National Orchestra conducted by Paul Polivnick




Fellow Nicolas Stavy's new youtube page :


Latest CD released


Piano Sonatas nos. 7 (with bells) and 8
with Jean-Claude Gengembre, percussion
Faire connaissance avec Boris Tishchenko

“Stavy’s playing is fearless throughout. He unleashes outrageous whirlwinds then finds penetrating space and contemplation in slow passages.” The Guardian ****

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Britten – Korngold
Concertos for the left hand
with the Orchestre National de Lille, conducted by Paul Polivnick
“From the opening bars of Britten's Diversions it is clear this is going to be an impressive and enthralling disc…”
Review MusicWeb International

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the Hortus label 



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