Françoise Thinat attended the interpretation classes of Marguerite LONG, Georges TZIPINE, Louis  FOURESTIER, Guido AGOSTI after having worked with Yvonne LEFEBURE and Germaine Mounier at "Conservatoire de Paris".She has won several international awards, Barcelone Paris, Geneva. She has given numerous concerts in Europa, United State, South America, Canada, Japan, Korea, Poland, and others ... and conducted interpretation classes in France and abroad.

She recorded as a solist and duo with Jacques BERNIER (Chopin, Schumann, Grieg, Dukas, Séverac, Debussy, Ropartz...) and made many live recordings at Radio France including the first public performance of the Sonata by Jean BARRAQUE.

Passionate interpreter of the french repertoire of the XIXth XXth centuries she also created many contemporary compositions

She participated in the writing of many documents and articles in particular '10 ans avec le piano"(cité de la Musique ) and inspired the creation of several events "Déodat de Séverac stage in Saint Felix de Lauragais" "juillet en Orléans (stage de pédagogie contemporaine) "Aout en Orléans "( festival dedicated to the cello)

Creator of "matinées du Piano" concert season Salle de l'Institut Orléans she is also founder of the "Orléans Concours International" dedicated to the piano repertoire from 1900 to

the present day, and the Junior "Brin d'Herbe " (children international competition same repertoire)

Francoise Thinat is a member of numerous national and international juries ,she has taught at the CRR Toulouse and Orléans Conservatoire as well as " Ecole Normale de  Musique de Paris"

She received the Prize of the Musical Education of the French Publishers of Music and was named "officer" of the Order of ARTS and LETTERS  promotion 2016