Born in Geneva, it’s there that Gilles Landini began his piano studies at the Geneva Conservatory where he passed his first professional piano exams.
In 1987, he was awarded of the renowned Gabrielle Agostini Fellowship. He then perfected his skills with Edith Fischer, with whom, in 1991, he brilliantly obtained the virtuosity: 1st prize with very good honours and congratulations from the Jury of the Swiss Society of Music Pedagogy. Shortly afterwards, he recieved the prize in the “Orpheus” competition in Zurich.
During the last years, he has performed in most of the main Swiss cities and in Europe. At the same time, he teaches and gives courses in music history, listening and analysis of works for music lovers at the Geneva and Neuchâtel Conservatories. He is also a professor at the Swiss Society of Music Pedagogy where he trains professional students. He is one expert of the institution, and is also member of the Geneva committee.
From 1996 to 2001, he has been animating a chronical about on the Television Suisse Romande in the program “Zig-Zag Café”. Then, in 2004, he was chosen by Mezzo, the music television channel, for the documentary “Voyage musical en Suisse Romande: Helvetica”, directed by Yan Pröfrök.
From 2001 to 2004, Gilles Landini directed several opera and performance productions in which he also performed the piano part. His piano recordings have been critically acclaimed for their high artistic level.
In 2007, he was appointed artistic director of the Grieg Festival organized by the Conservatoire neuchâtelois and became, from 2013, head of the piano department and member of the management committee.
“…Grieg’s Ballade in the form of variations… op. 24 presents itself as a challenge… The motif is magnified by the most unexpected effects, the most opposite rhythms. Gilles Landini, once again, does better than interpret, he reflects romantic impulses in their finest nuances. He doesn’t play, he paints with small, precise strokes.” Chambé-aix.com, Hervé Gallien