French-born pianist Monique Duphil made her Paris debut with orchestra at age 15, performing Felix Mendelssohn's G minor piano concerto with the Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire. She was launched on the world’s stages after prizes in four international competitions, including the Chopin Competition in Warsaw, and has since performed in more than 50 countries throughout five continents.
Duphil entered the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris at age 10 and studied with Jean Doyen, Marquerite Long, and Joseph Calvet. She won a premier prix in piano at 15 and graduated the following year with a grand prix in professional chamber music. She subsequently earned an artist diploma from the Musikhochschule of Stuttgart, Germany.
Her spectacular United States debut was performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, substituting on just a few hours notice for cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Duphil was honored to be re-engaged by Eugene Ormandy and appeared with him four more times, performing two concertos on each occasion. Over the course of her career, Duphil has been the featured soloist with numerous symphony orchestras, among them the Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, Warsaw, Bern, Münchner Symphoniker, Paris Orchestre Lamoureux, Caracas, Mexico, Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Seoul, Tokyo Metropolitan, Sapporo, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Brisbane Symphony Orchestra, and all Australian ABC orchestras.
A distinguished chamber musician, Duphil has partnered with renowned artists including Pierre Fournier, Cho-Liang Lin, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Ruggiero Ricci, and Henryk Szerying, as well as the Musikverein Quartet, the Salzburg Mozarteum Trio, and the Vienna, St. Petersburg, Haydn, Chester, and American string quartets.
Her recordings can be heard on the Polydor, Telefunken (Japan), Marco Polo, Avila, Naxos, and Electra (Canada) labels.
Duphil served on the faculty of the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts before her appointment to the faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1992.