Jean RONDEAU - Clavecin
Jean Rondeau - Harpsichord
Jean Rondeau studied harpsichord with Blandine Verlet for over ten years, followed by training in basso continuo, organ, piano, jazz and improvisation, composition, and conducting. He pursued further studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, graduating with honours, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. There, he was awarded a distinction for harpsichord and basso-continuo by the jury.
In 2012, at just 21 years old, Jean Rondeau became one of the youngest performers ever to take First Prize at the International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges (MAfestival 2012), also winning the EUBO Development Trust prize, an accolade bestowed on the most promising young Baroque musicians in the European Union. The same year, he claimed second place in the Prague Spring International Harpsichord Competition (64th edition of the Festival, 2012), along with a nod for the best interpretation of the contemporary piece composed specially for the occasion. In 2013 he won the Prix des Radios Francophones Publiques.
In January 2015, he receives the award "Révélation soliste instrumental" at the Victoires de la Musique Classique.
An exclusive recording artist with Erato, Rondeau released his debut album of Bach for solo harpsichord, titled Imagine, early 2015 and his Vertigo in 2016, an album dedicated to Rameau and Royer’s music. In February 2017 his 3rd solo was released " Dynastie " - Bach and son's concertos.
Rondeau is in demand for solo and chamber music throughout Europe, America and Asia. He frequently performs with the Baroque quartet Nevermind. Quite apart from his activities as harpsichordist, he founded the ensemble Note Forget, presenting his own jazz- oriented compositions and improvisations on piano.
@ Edouard Bressy