Contemporary music advocate who served as a soloist for premieres of works by Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen.
He was a founding member of the Ensemble InterContemporain after an invitation from Pierre Boulez in 1977.
He was an artist-in-residence from 2007 until 2009 with the Cleveland Orchestra.
His family was residing in Lyon when he was born.
He can be seen in the 2009 documentary Pianomania recording The Art of Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach.