Born in Barcelona into a German-French family, Stephan Picard grew up in Spain and in Germany, where he studied violin from age 10, inter alia Saschko Gawriloff, Stefan Gheorghiu and Roman Nodel.
Winner of the International Maria Canals Competition, Barcelona, and the German National Music Competition, he launched a career as a soloist with major symphony orchestras and as a chamber musician. Concerts and masterclasses have taken him throughout Europe and to Korea, Japan, USA, Canada, South America and New Zealand.
Since 1995 Stephan Picard has served as professor at the highly acclaimed Academy of Music “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin. His students have attained positions in major symphony orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and top prizes in such competitions as the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition and the Geneva International Music Competition.