Patrick Hemmerlé studied at the Paris Conservatoire in Paris where he won his premier prix in 2002. He is now resident in Cambridge, where he has been named Musician-in-Residence and Fellow Commoner at Clare Hall. He has been a prize winner at competitions in Grossetto (Italy), Toledo, Valencia (Spain), Épinal and the CFRPM in Paris. He has performed in the Carnegie Hall and the Berlin Philharmonie and in major festivals such as la Roque d’Antheron, the Festival of French music held in Venice and the Chopin Festival Bagatelle in Paris. His main areas of interests are found in the music of the Austro-Germanic tradition, the French music of the turn of the 20th century, and the music of lesser-known but important composers such as Frank Martin, Viteszlav Novak and Jean Roger-Ducasse. His first CD, 'Variations on Schumann', includes works by Schumann, Brahms and Novak, and his second CD, with works by Novak and Tchesnokov, is the first volume of a collection called 'piano Modern', launched by the French label IndeSens.