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Jonas Vitaud

Musician

Born in 1980, he began playing the piano at six and the organ at eleven. Trained by Brigitte Engerer, Jean Koerner and Christian Ivaldi, he obtained four 1st prizes in piano, chamber music, accompaniment, harmony at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris.

Winner of several international competitions both as soloist and chamber musician (Lyon,

ARD Munich, Trieste, Beethoven Vienna), Jonas Vitaud performs in prestigious festivals: Roque d'Anthéron, Lille Piano (s) Festival, Orangerie de Sceaux, Piano aux Jacobins, Easter in Deauville, the festival of the Chaise Dieu , Nohant's Musical Festivals, the Chopin festival in Bagatelle, Richard Strauss Festival in Germany, Musical Autumn in Caserta in Italy, iDans in Istanbul, Summer Festival in Dubrovnik, French May in Hong Kong.

He plays throughout Europe but also in Russia, China, Turkey, Japan, the United States.

Jonas Vitaud performs with orchestras like that of Mulhouse, Toulouse

(Capitole orchestra and chamber orchestra), the Pays de Savoie orchestra,

the Moravian Philharmonic orchestra, the Munich Radio orchestra, with vocal ensembles (Sequenza or the Soloists of Lyon) and contemporary music.

He reserves a privileged place for chamber music and plays with artists such as Bertrand Chamayou, Sumi Hwang, Thierry Escaich, Christian-Pierre La Marca, Geneviève Laurenceau, Yann Levionnois, the Zaïde quartet.

Passionate about contemporary music, Jonas Vitaud has worked with composers like Henri Dutilleux, Thierry Escaich, György Kurtag, Philippe Hersant. He created several pieces by Christian Lauba and notably his triple concerto with the Mulhouse orchestra.

His first solo disc devoted to Brahms is published by Orchid Classics, an album hailed by the critics (Supersonic Pizzicato award, 4 * BBC Music Magazine ...).

Jonas Vitaud has been teaching at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris since 2013.

A record devoted to Léos Janáček recorded in 2014 in Deauville has been released by B Records.

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