Marie-Josèphe Jude

Marie-Josèphe Jude
Marie-Josèphe Jude

Marie-Josèphe Jude was born in Nice in 1968 from a French father and a sino-Vietnamese mother.  She started to learn piano and harp in her home city before joining the Conservatoire de Paris encouraged by G. Cziffra. She worked with Aldo Ciccolini (piano) and Jean Hubeau (chamber music) and was awarded a first prize in Piano and a concert licence in harp at the Ecole Normale in Paris. She then entered the third cycle  in Jean-Claude Pennetier’s class.

At that time, she regularly attended Maria Curcio-Diamand’s lessons in London.  In 1986, she met the composer Maurice Ohana and became one of her favourite performers.  She was a finalist at the Clara Haskil Competition in 1989 and won the Victoire de la Musique  in the category « New Talent » in 1995.

This is when her carreer developped internationally ; she has appeared in halls and festivals all over the world : from Montpellier to bath, from the Roque d’Anthéron to Kuhmo, from Bagatelle to Locarno, from Colmar to Québec, from Nantes to Tokyo  (Folle Journée)….

She has played as a soloist under the conducting of Frans Brüggen, Charles Dutoit...


Emmanuel Krivine, François-Xavier Roth,  Jean-Yves Ossonce, Arturo Tamayo, Klaus Weise…with orchestras such as the Orchestre de Paris, the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Bordeaux, the Orchestre National d’ïle de France,  les Siècles, the BBC Scottish Orchestra, Basel Symphonic Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Luxembourg, the Brussels Philharmonic and the MDR in Leipzig.

Marie-Josèphe Jude is also a fine chamber musician who plays with Henri Demarquette and Xavier Phillips (cello), Philippe Graffin and Jean-Marc Phillips (violin), Pascal Moraguès and Michel Portal (clarinet).  In 1997 she founded a piano duo with Jean-François Heisser but she also plays with Michel Béroff or Claire Désert. Regularly she takes part into ballets with her brother Charles Jude, « danseur étoile » and director of the Bordeaux Ballet.

She has recorded many Cds for the label Lyrinx : Brahms, Mendelssohn, Jolivet (Diapason d’Or),  Clara Schumann, Dutilleux-Ohana, Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel-Debussy with Michel Béroff (2015).

After 4 years of teaching at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Lyon (2012-2016),  she is now a teacher at the CNSM in Paris.

In October 2017, she is appointed President of the Nice International Summer Academy.

Instruments: Piano

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