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SESSION II

JEAN-MARC

PIANO

LUISADA

 

Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris

Jean-Marc Luisada a poet
He does not look like anyone and that's why we love him. He plays sitting on a chair and not on a piano stool, his hair curly in battle, without bothering with a tuxedo. He dances at the same time as he plays, his hands when they are not running on the keyboard seem like birds around him. He is elsewhere, carried away by a world he makes us see with incredible sounds, rhythms that are his, phrasings that tell stories.
He is a poet and Chopin, of course, is his favorite adventure playground. But Schumann, but Granados, but Poulenc, but Beethoven, but Mozart, but Bach, all owe him something. This something he gives them by reinventing them with that smile that makes his face look like a star. The sky lands on his fingers and makes us take off with him. He has grace.

Alain Duault

 

Jean Marc Luisada studied piano at the Yehudi Menuhin School in London and then at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris where he won in 1977 the 1st Prize of Piano in the class of Dominique Merlet and in 1978 the 1st Prize of chamber music in the class of Genevieve Joy-Dutilleux.

 

He is the winner of the Dino Ciani Competition (1983) and the famous Warsaw Chopin Competition (1985).


He has received the advice of great Masters such as Denyse Riviere, Marcel Ciampi, Paul Badura-Skoda, Milosz Magin, Vlado Perlemuter ...


Jean-Marc Luisada has been leading an extraordinary concert career for over thirty years. He plays in prestigious venues such as the Champs Elysees Theater in Paris, Alice Tully Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, Satory Hall in Tokyo ..., as well as in renowned festivals such as the Chopin Festival in Paris, the Festival de la Roque d'Anthéron, the Besançon Festival, the Nohant Festival Chopin, La Folle Journée de Nantes, but also in Europe and the United States. He also participates in many tours in Japan, Europe, Canada.


In chamber music, he surrounds himself with Gary Hoffman, Pierre Amoyal, Philippe Bernold, Yuzuko Horigome, Patrick Messina, Quatuor Talich, Quatuor Modigliani, Fine Arts Quartet ...


Parallel to this concert activity, Jean-Marc Luisada teaches at the Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot in Paris.


He recorded several records at Deutsche Grammophon and at Sony (RCA) in particular the Valses and Mazurkas, as well as Chopin's concerto in E minor in its original version with the Talich Quartet and the bassist Benjamin Berlioz; The Goyescas of Enrique Granados ... But also L'Histoire de Babar Francis Poulenc with Jeanne Moreau and Sacred Fire with Macha Meril.

 

His latest album released at Sony in the fall of 2018 is devoted to Robert Schumann and includes the Davidsbundlertanze and the Humoresque. This record received rave reviews including a Classica Magazine Choc and 5-star Italian magazine Mucica.

 

He is considered one of the most important interpreters of Frederic Chopin's music in the world.

 

Alejandro Amenabar did not make a mistake choosing his Chopin performance for the soundtrack of his film "The Others" with Nicole Kidman.

 

Jean-Marc Luisada is an officer of Arts and Letters.