From a very early age, Clement Lefebvre showed a great interest in music. At 4, he started learning to play the piano, before discovering the percussions. After studying at the Lille Conservatory both instruments, he decided to focus fully on the piano. He entered the Hortense Cartier-Bresson’s class at the Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatory, before integrating the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris where he studied with Roger Muraro, Isabelle Dubuis, Claire Désert, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Alain Planès. He also participated in many masterclasses with Philippe Bianconi, Xu Zhong, Michael Lewin, Christian Ivaldi, Emmanuel Strosser, and the trio Wanderer’s members.
Clément Lefebvre won in 2016 the First Prize and the Audience Prize of the James Mottram Piano Competition in Manchester. He is also laureate of the Banque Populaire Fondation, the Safran Fondation, the Meyer Fondation and the Mécénat Musical Société Générale.
He is invited to perform in many prestigious concert halls, such as the Espace Flagey in Bruxelles, the French Ambassy of Dublin, the Philharmonie de Paris, and in many festivals : la Folle Journée de Nantes, Festival Chopin in Paris, Roque d’Anthéron international piano festival, Biarritz international piano classic festival, Les Pianissimes, Festival Messiaen, Piano en Valois… He performs as a soloist with orchestras, including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with Vasily Petrenko as a conductor, and the Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine. He also plays on the radio for France Musique and Radio Classique.
Renowned chamber musician, Clément Lefebvre is involved in many projects : founding member of the piano quartet Abegg, with which he creates Pascal Zavaro’s Aristophanes on the ground and Karol Beffa’s It rings a bell, he forms a piano duo with Alexandre Lory. In addition, he shares the stage with musicians like Philippe Bernold, Anne Queffélec, Roland Daugareil, Lilian Lefebvre, Shuichi Okada…
His first solo album devoted to Rameau and Couperin came out on June 2018 (label Evidence Classics). A second disc of Brahms and Schumann violin sonatas recorded with Shuichi Okada will be published soon (label Mirare).