Born in 1994, Pineau-Benois began violin studies at the age of four. He studied at the Bordeaux Conservatoire, then the Versailles Conservatoire and entered the Higher Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) at the age of 14. He received his Master Degree in violin performance in 2014 at the age of 19 followed by a Master Degree in Chamber Music obtained in 2017. He continues to perfect his skills with Régis Pasquier at the Ecole Normale de Musique of Paris.
His training is completed by masterclasses with Salvatore Accardo, Maxim Vengerov, Rimma Sushanskaya, Felix Andrievsky, Ulf Wallin, Michaela Martin or Constantin Serban.
Pineau-Benois has won the Alexander Glazunov International Violin Competition (2017), got the prestigious Prize of City of Ciboure at the International Ravel Academy (2015), the Young Artist Award of Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition (2013), Prizes “Musiciens Between War and Piece” and Rotary/Lion’s of the Ravel Academy (2012, 2013), won Vatelot-Rampal (2006) and UFAM (2005) competitions.
He got career grants for participation in festivals “Virtuoso Violin” (GB), “Rencontres Musicales Internationales de Graves” (F), “Rencontres Musicales de Noyers”, “Les notes Blanches”, the Tcherepnin Society (USA) and the Academy of Music Bad Leonfeld (AU).
He performed several times on the France Music radio channel as a soloist or with the Trio “Cesar Franck”. As a chamber musician he is invited to festivals “Music in Basque Country”, “Cellos of Belay”, “Ravéliades”, “Les Rendez-vous de la Chaize”, “Les Hivernales Musicales”, “Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves”, at IRWC in Stuttgart, in the Theatre Yad Le Banim in Tel-Aviv, in Turkey and in Belgium. Sometimes alongside renown artists such as R. Pidoux, Y. Markovic and T. Deighton.
Pineau-Benois has performed as a soloist with the Festival Orchestra of Autin, the Toulouse Chamber Orchestra with Régis Pasquier in the Bach concerto for two violins and orchestra. With the Irkutsk Philharmonic Orchestra he played the 3rd concerto of Saint-Saens as an ambassador of French Music.
His concert tour as a soloist with the Jerusalem Festival Orchestra in October and November 2016 was simply a success noticed by mass media. He is invited for two new concert tours in July and December 2017. With this orchestra he plays a series of virtuoso concert pieces, mainly French. This is an exciting experience with passionate musicians and an enthusiastic audience.
The Musical Opinion journal (GB, 2012) qualifies his interpretation as outstanding, Sud Ouest (F) stresses his hieratic charisma. Among his peers, he stands out for his sensitive, romantic interpretation. He is also a member of the Live Music Now association.
Pineau-Benois is 2017 laureate of the Banque Populaire Foundation.
He plays the historic violin "Le Genève" of Lucien Durosoir, kindly lent by the Musicians between War and Peace Association. Lucien Durosoir took this violin with him on the First World War Front and played with cellist Maurice Maréchal and composer André Caplet.