Cédric Pescia, pianist of dual French and Swiss nationality, was born in Lausanne. He studied at the Conservatoire de Musique in Lausanne (Christian Favre) and at Geneva (Dominique Merlet), at the Berlin Universität der Künste (Klaus Hellwig) and at the International Piano Academy, Lake Como (D. Bashkirov, L. Fleisher, A. Staier, W. G. Naboré and Fou T’song). In addition he has studied with P.-L. Aimard, D. Barenboim, D. Fischer-Dieskau, I. Cage, I. Gronich, C. Zacharias and the Alvan Berg quartett.
Cédric Pescia was the brilliant First Prize Winner (Gold Medalist) at the 2002 Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition in Salt Lake City (USA).
Concert tours with orchestra and recitals have taken him throughout Europe, China, South America, North Africa and in the USA. He performed in many famous halls around the world and has appeared in leading music festivals.
In addition to his activities as a soloist, his love for chamber music regularly leads to performances with other eminent musicians. For many years Cédric Pescia has been working in close collaboration with violinist Nurit Stark.
He is giving master classes in the USA and in Europe, a.o. at the prestigious Accademia Pianistica Internazionale “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola, Italy.
In 2012 he was appointed professor for piano at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève.
In 2007, Cédric Pescia was honoured with the Prix Musique de la Fondation Vaudoise pour la culture. He was also a prizewinner at the Bourse de la Fondation Leenaards in Lausanne. The duo Nurit Stark (violin) and Cédric Pescia is supported by the Forberg-Schneider Foundation.