A teacher at the Paris Conservatory and the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Paul Montag was initiated to the piano at the age of 4.
At 13, he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP) in the class of Jean-François Heisser. Then he went on to improve his skills with Christian Ivaldi at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris and he received advice from Jean-Claude Pennetier and Paul Badura- Skoda.
A winner of the Cziffra Foundation and the Charles Oulmont Prize of the Fondation de France, he has been invited from an early age to perform as a soloist and a chamber musician at the most renowned festivals throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, Asia and the Maghreb. In January 2020, he performed at the Mozartwoche in Salzburg, playing W.A. Mozart’s fortepiano.
Fond of solo repertoire as well as chamber and vocal music, he has performed on stage with numerous musical partners including Pumeza Matshikiza, Rolando Villazón, Karine Deshayes, Henri Demarquette and Raphaël Sévère with whom he has formed a duet for several years.
His discography includes Paul Hindemith’s early piano music (Choc Classica), piano music by Claude Debussy, the complete Melodies of Albert Roussel, as well as Charles-Marie Widor’s and Félicien David’s Melodies.