Nicolas Stavy has appeared at prestigious international festivals and venues including the Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron, Festival piano aux Jacobins, Chopin Festival in Nohant and Bagatelle, Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux, Piano(s) Festival in Lille, Festival Berlioz, Musée d’Orsay, Salle Pleyel, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Casals Hall in Tokyo, Athenaeum in Bucharest, Victoria Hall in Genève, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and 92nd Street Y in New York. He also performs as a soloist with major orchestras such as the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Utah Symphony (Salt Lake City), Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre national de Lille and Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine.
Always open to new experiences, Nicolas Stavy plays chamber music with performers such as Daniel Hope, Cédric Tiberghien, Tedi Papavrami, Karine Deshayes and the Ébène Quartet. In addition, he plays regularly alongside actors including Robin Renucci, Didier Sandre, Brigitte Fossey and Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt.
Nicolas Stavy studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and then at the Geneva Conservatory under Dominique Merlet; his work with György Sebők and Alfred Brendel has also been of decisive importance. He has been a prizewinner at numerous international competitions, gaining a special prize from the Geneva Chopin Society at the Warsaw Chopin Competition in 2000, second prize at the Concours International de Genève in 2001, fourth prize at the Gina Bachauer Competition in the USA in 2002 and second prize from the Young Concert Artists, New York, in 2003. He has an acclaimed discography, including, on BIS, a well-received recording of piano sonatas by Boris Tischchenko and a Fauré recital including world première recordings of two previously unpublished works.