Pianist, composer and doctor of philosophy, Michel Sogny
, developed a new approach to teaching the piano.
His method has enabled many students of all ages to enjoy practicing this instrument, as piano playing is generally considered to be unattainable if not taught during childhood.
He first began teaching in his own school in 1974, which became a very popular place for many reknown artists : Isabelle Aubret, Annie Cordy, Marie-Paule Belle, Alice Dona, Pierre Douglas, Françoise Hardy, Jeane Manson, Henri Salvador, William Sheller, Sylvie Joly, Sempé.
His innovative and creative methode has been acclaimed by international media and eminent personalities in classical music: France Clidat, Aldo Ciccolini, Paul Badura Skoda, Alexis Weissenberg et Gyorgy Cziffra.
He was awarded the ONU Peace Medal and received a diploma of honour by UNESCO. Many of his litterary and musical works have been published by prestigious French publishing companies such as Editions Durand.
His last works L’adulte Prodige and From Dostoevsky to Victor Hugo were published by editions France Empire, as well as musical works published by editions “Artchipel” and “Durand”.
He created some years ago Foundation SOS Talents to support gifted young pianists, and still devotes efforts to develop their talent throughout his method. Michel Sogny is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania in Switzerland.
His music is published by Durand / Universal Classical Music.