Frédéric plays subtly and athletically. He is not a showy performer, but his technical prowess rivals the great virtuosi. He uses this skill tastefully and reservedly. It makes sense that Frédéric plays with physical ease; he is an athlete himself. Frédéric was born in Lausanne in 1988 and he describes himself as a “passionate skier.” Indeed Frédéric skied every weekend in the winter when he was growing up, and his parents taught him to ski when he was two years old.