After winning a First Prize at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, in Philippe Muller’s class, the cellist Raphaël Pidoux left to perfect his skills in the United States. He was admitted to Indiana University, whose music department is renowned worldwide. There, supported by a Franco-American scholarship, he benefited from the teaching of the great Janos Starker. He then worked on chamber music with Menahem Pressler, the Beaux-Arts Trio, and with the members of the Amadeus Quartet. In 1987 Raphaël Pidoux founded the Trio Wanderer with pianist Vincent Coq, soon to be joined by violinist Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian : their ensemble is now recognised as one of the best in the world.
Raphaël Pidoux is professor of cello at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. With his partners in the Trio Wanderer, he has opened a piano trio class at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Paris. Their aim is to prepare young musicians for international concerts and competitions.