Festival Lille Clef de Soleil

Jean-Noël Remiche

Jean-Noël Remiche began studying piano at the Bastogne Academy of Music. He then moved to Brussels where he obtained the medal of the French Community in 1989 at the Anderlecht Academy of Music with Olivier de Spiegeleir for the piano, and in 1993 at the Uccle Academy of Music for the saxophone .

Afterwards, he brilliantly undertook advanced studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels with, as a key, the advanced diplomas of piano (with Diane Andersen) and chamber music (with Serge Bémant), a first prize of accompaniment and the diploma of methodology for the teaching of the piano. He also won a gold medal at the Conservatoire de Tourcoing (France) and is a laureate of the Belfius competition. His meeting with Roberte Mamou, pianist and teacher, has been decisive for the rest of his career.

Jean-Noël has already to his credit more than three hundred concerts in Belgium (Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent Festival, Alden-Biesen, Night of Beloeil, Liege, Ciney, Arlon, …) and abroad (Colombia with the Tolima Orchestra, Musical October of Carthage in Tunisia, Italy: Valentiniano Festival, France: Catalonia-Céret Festival, Hungary, Switzerland, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, …) in both recital and chamber music. He has played, among others, with winners of the Belgian Queen Elisabeth Music Competition such as Daniel Blumenthal, Albrecht Breuninger, Tatiana Samouil and KyokoYonemoto, or famous soloists such as Walter Boeykens, Alexandre Brussilowsky, Sarah Nemtanu, Julien Beaudiment and Gyorgy Pauk.

His activity in favor of contemporary music has been manifested through numerous concerts as part of the Emergence festival where he was the artistic director for 4 years. The promotion of this music through the festival is particularly close to his heart.

Note also that his repertoire extends from Bach to the present day with a predilection for the great romantic literature (Liszt, Chopin, Schumann, Mendelssohn) where his temperament and lyricism find their place.

His coaching activities led him to work at the Conservatoire de Musique de Bruxelles for several years and to accompany fifteen master-classes in Bruges and France with prestigious violinists such as Gérard Poulet, Marie-Annick Nicolas or Jean- Pierre Wallez.

His passion for teaching is also very keen, particularly at the Uccle music academy, where he was professor of piano, chamber music and accompanist for 15 years before becoming assistant director since 2009.


Learn more