Jean Rondeau: Rebel at the harpsichord – Concert on 16. April

Jean Rondeau studied harpsichord with Blandine Verlet for over ten years before studying basso continuo with Frédéric Michel and Pierre Trocellier, organ with Jean Galard, piano with Corinne Kloska and Philippe Tambourini at the Conservatory superior of Paris, jazz and improvisation with Sylvain Halevy and Benjamin Moussay, and choir conducting with Didier Louis. He won many prizes during his musical studies: “Prix de clavecin” with honors at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Paris (CRR), “Prix de Basse continue” at the CRR de Boulogne. Full of projects, he also decided to study composition at the CRR de Paris. He also obtained a musicology degree from the Sorbonne University and later on, graduated with honors from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de musique de Paris.

At 21 years old, Jean Rondeau is one of the youngest first prize winner of the International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges (MAfestival 2012) as well as the award winner of the EUBO Development Trust prize; an award given to the most promising young musician of the European Union. The same year, he won the second prize of the Prague Spring International Harpsichord Competition (64th edition of the Festival, 2012). He also obtained the prize for the best interpretation of the contemporary piece specifically written for the contest.

After successful recital debuts in the season 2015/16 in Germany at Klavierfestival Ruhr and Musikfestspiele Potsdam, his growing popularity is reflected in numerous (re)-invitations in the season 2016/17 to Rheingau Musikfestival, Musikfest Bremen – where he was Artist in Residence – , Philharmonie Essen, radio station RBB or now the Thüringer Bach Festival.

In summer 2016, Jean Rondeau was awarded with the annual award endowed by Musikfest Bremen and Deutschlandfunk. As an film composer, Jean Rondeau made his debut in december 2016 by writing the soundtreck of the film „Paula“ portraiting the painter Paula Moderssohn-Becker.

EASTER SUNDAY, 16 APRIL 2017 | 2:30 PM
DORNHEIM | TRAUKIRCHE
Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Photo Jean Rondeau

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