Jérôme Pernoo


Following his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, Jérôme Pernoo has been awarded numerous prizes in important international competitions: laureate at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, 3rd prize at the Rostropovich Competition in Paris in 1994 and 1st prize at the Pretoria Competition in 1996.

Jérôme Pernoo performs with most of the major French symphony orchestras and collaborates closely with the Matheus Ensemble and Jean-Christophe Spinosi. With the latter, he was invited to the Salzburg Festival in 2010 and to Carnegie Hall in New York in 2013. Abroad, he plays with phalanges such as the Deutsches-Symfonie Orchester Berlin, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Zurich Opera Orchestra, the Spanish National Orchestra and the Stockholm Radio Orchestra.

In recital with pianist Jérôme Ducros, he performs on some of the most prestigious musical stages: the Berlin Philharmonic, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Cité de la Musique in Paris. His other chamber music partners include Alina Ibragimova, Renaud Capuçon, Gérard Caussé, Antoine Tamestit, Henri Demarquette, Christophe Coin, Frank Braley, Nicholas Angelich, Eric Le Sage, Bertrand Chamayou, Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, the Ebène, Modigliani, and Chiaroscuro Quartets.

In 2008, he performed the world premiere of Guillaume Connesson's cello concerto.

Jérôme Pernoo created in 2005 the festival Les Vacances de Monsieur Haydn in La Roche-Posay, of which he is the artistic director. He has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon the Offenbach concerto with Marc Minkowski and the Connesson concerto with Jean-Christophe Spinosi (to be published). With Jérôme Ducros, he has published sonatas by Rachmaninov and Bridge, as well as Beethoven'sKreutzer Sonata . He has just released a CD entirely dedicated to the chamber music of Guillaume Connesson in the Pierre Bergé collection, which was awarded a Choc de Classica.

He currently plays an anonymous 18th century Italian baroque cello and piccolo cello from the Milan school, as well as a modern cello designed for him by Franck Ravatin.

In 2005, he was appointed professor of cello at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris.

In 1997, Jérôme Pernoo created the Deauville Easter Festival with Renaud Capuçon, François Salque, Jérôme Ducros and Nicholas Angelich for the benefit of future generations. Then he created Les Vacances de Monsieur Haydn in La Roche-Posay and this year the Paris Chamber Music Center at the Salle Cortot.


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