Interview - Jacques Rouvier
At the end of the interview, he continues to tell about his work as a teacher, and what the students are looking for in it: “whoever wants to learn the phrasing, the sound in general, they come to me, they come to me for that, for the rigorous things, because they know I'm not a hoot. I can't let them get away with a phrasing error or a style error, sounds, things like that ”.
...in transmission (...) There is obviously what you know, what you have learned, what the teacher has as experience, his knowledge. Well, there is also the relationship to the other which is very important, and the relationship to the other depends on the other too.
He won two Premiers Prix (first prizes): in piano performance (1965) In chamber music (1967).
Jacques Rouvier was born in Marseilles into a family of musicians. He attended the CNSMD in Paris (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse), where he was taught by Vlado Perlemuter, Pierre Sancan, and Jean Hubeau. He won first prizes in both piano and chamber music. Rouvier then decided to broaden his knowledge about wind section and leading orchestra at the CNSMD too. He owes much to Pierre Barbizet and Jean Fassina. Rouvier won several competitions such as the “Giovan Battista Viotti” International Music Competition, Maria Canal International Music Competition, the European Broadcasting Union Competition, the Long-Thibaud Competition, and the Competition of the Fondation de la Vocation. In 1970, he founded the Rouvier-Kantorow-Muller trio, with whom he still performs regularly.
Since 1979, he has taught at the CNSMD in Paris and at the Berlin University of the Arts.