Jean Rondeau

Musician

After having taken harpsichord lessons with Blandine Verlet for more than ten years, Jean Rondeau studied basso continuo, organ, piano, jazz and improvisation, composing, choral and orchestral conducting. These long and happy years of learning were spent at the Conservatoire de Paris and at the Guildhall School of London. He completed his studies in harpsichord and basso continuo with first class honours.

Aged twenty-one, Jean Rondeau was awarded with the 1st Prize at the International Harpsichord Competition of Bruges in 2012 and the EUBO Development Trust prize, assigned to the youngest and most promising musicians of the European Union. In the same year, he was also a laureate of the Prague Spring International Harpsichord Competition (64th festival, 2012), obtaining the 2nd Prize as well as the Prize for the best performance of the contemporary piece written for this contest. In 2013, he also obtained the Young Soloist Prize by the Radios Francophones Publiques.

He released with Earto (Warner Classics) his first solo album titled Imagine and dedicated to Jean-Sébastien Bach at the beginning of 2015 and won the Instrumental Soloist revelation Prize at the Victoires de la musique on the same year.

Through solo, chamber music or orchestra, Jean Rondeau had the chance of performing throughout Europe, in its main capitals and during its major festivals, and also in North America (United States and Canada). He is a founding member of the Note Forget group (winner of Trophées du Sunside 2012), playing his compositions in a more jazz-oriented style, and of the Nevermind group (winner of the Utrecht Early Music Festival Prize), whose repertoire is mainly oriented to baroque chamber music of the 18th century.