THIERRY GOLDWASER

AGE 46  I  PLOEREN, FRANCE  I  FRANCE
SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Thierry Goldwaser never gave up on music. After studying piano for seven years, he took a break while completing his engineering degree—but during that time, he played the electric guitar in a rhythm and blues band. He returned to the piano soon after graduation, becoming an active amateur performer while working as a software designer. He won the Concours des Grands Amateurs de Piano in Paris in 2005, which afforded him fulfillment of a childhood dream: playing Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with an orchestra. Since that time, he’s made the finals at amateur competitions in Berlin and Warsaw; has performed in France, China, and South Africa; and has been active in Les Amateurs Virtuoses since 2008, now also serving as its webmaster. Thierry is also a father of four who enjoys cooking, swimming, and cycling.