"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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During september, Nicolas Stavy will be on tour with Robin Renucci at la Réunion and in France in l'Enfance à l'oeuvre, the new show they created at the Avignon festival this summer.

On october 8 and 15th, Nicolas Stavy will play the 5th Beethoven concerto without conductor (for the first time!). It will be in Paris-Eglise Notre-Dame du Liban at 3pm

Listen to Nicolas Stavy playing Tchaïkovski's first concerto on may 5th Salle Wagram in paris live broadcast on Radio Classique


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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