Accumulated an impressive record at competitions around the world and became known for his mastery of numerous composers.
He enrolled at the Conservatoire Nationale Supérieure de Musique when he was 12. When he was 16, he was awarded the Premier Pix.
His musical repertoire extended beyond traditional classical music and into Brazilian music, winning the Rio de Janeiro International Competition and the Villa-Lobos Special Prize in 1962.
His family greatly encouraged his early musical development, and he began taking lessons with Georges de Lausnay when he was seven.
He recorded the complete piano works of Igor Stravinsky.