After earning his diplomas at the National Music Conservatory in Paris, and under the influence of his masters Jean Hubeau and Joseph Calvet, Roland Pidoux developed a passion for chamber music at the same time as his career as a concert artist and, in 1968, he founded the Ensemble Instrumental de France with Jean-Pierre Wallez. He later joined the Via Nova Quartet before becoming associated with Bruno and Régis Pasquier as a member of the Pasquier Trio.The chamber music universe has led him to also collaborate with Jean- Pierre Rampal, Isaac Stern, Pierre Fournier, Mstislav Rostropovich, and recently, he joined up with Régis Pasquier and his old friend pianist Jean-Claude Pennetier to form a new trio.
As a young man, he was engaged by the Orchestra of the Opéra de Paris, then the Orchestre National de France as cello solo. He currently divides his time between his solo career, teaching at the National Music Conservatory in Paris (like his master,André Navarra) and conducting. In addition, he is the artistic director of the Rencontres de Violoncelles de Bélaye (‘Bélaye Cello Get-Togethers’) in the Lot region of southern France.