Jean-Marc Luisada studied piano at the Yehudi Menuhin school in London then at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, where in 1977 he won the First Prize for piano in Dominique Merlet's class and in 1978 the First Prize for music in room in Geneviève Joy-Dutilleux's class. He is a laureate of the Dino Ciani Competition (1983) and the famous Chopin Competition in Warsaw (1985).
The pianist received advices from great masters such as Denyse Rivière, Marcel Ciampi, Paul Badura-Skoda, Vlado Perlemuter, etc.
Jean-Marc Luisada has had an extraordinary concert career for more than thirty years. He plays in prestigious venues around the world, Europe of course but also the United States, Canada and Japan. Let us cite Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Théâtre du Châtelet, Salle Pleyel or Salle Gaveau in Paris, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Tonhalle in Zurich, Bozar in Brussels, Herkulessaal in Munich, Wigmore Hall in London, Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, as well as at renowned festivals such as Chopin Festival in Paris, La Roque-d'Anthéron Festival, Besançon Festival, La Folle Journée in Nantes, Berlioz Festival in La Côte-Saint-André, La Grange aux Pianos en Berry…
He has performed with such illustrious conductors as Charles Dutoit, Ádám Fischer, Theodor Guschlbauer, Eliahu Inbal, Emmanuel Krivine, Marek Janowski, Yehudi Menuhin, Michel Plasson and Michael Tilson Thomas, with the London Symphony Orchestra, NHK Orchester, Sinfonia Varsovia, Orchester National of France, Orchester of Suisse Romande, the Orchester of Toulouse Capitole.
In chamber music, he surrounds himself with Gary Hoffman, Pierre Amoyal, Philippe Bernold, the Talich and Modigliani Quartets, the Fine Arts Quartet, etc.
He has recorded several discs for Deutsche Grammophon and Sony (RCA), in particular Waltzes, Mazurkas and Chopin's Concerto No. 1 in E minor in its original version with the Talich Quartet and double bassist Benjamin Berlioz; the Goyescas by Granados, The Story of Babar by Poulenc with Jeanne Moreau and Sacred Fire with Macha Méril.
A disc dedicated to Schumann, rewarded with rave reviews including a Choc from Classica magazine, precedes a recording of Schubert's Sonatas D.840 and D.960, which marks the start of a collaboration with the La Dolce Volta label.
With works by Rota, Mahler, Mozart, Brahms, Joplin and Chopin, the latest album Au cinéma ce soir pays homage to his parents, to the cinema masterpieces which marked his existence and nourished his life as an artist.
Alongside this concert activity, Jean-Marc Luisada teaches at École Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris.
Jean-Marc Luisada is Officer des Arts et des Lettres.