“Evidence of architecture, flexibility of lines, fullness and richness of timbre: with in its heart a magical Lied similar to a meditation facing the immensity of the cosmos, this interpretation (Sonata opus 1 by Henri Dutilleux) of a density unusual is to rank among the major versions of the repertoire … “Alain Cochard.
Born in 1980, Jonas Vitaud began playing the piano at 6 and the organ at 11. Trained by Brigitte Engerer, Jean Koerner and Christian Ivaldi, he obtained four first prizes at the Paris Conservatoire (piano, chamber music, piano accompaniment, harmony).
Winner of several international competitions as soloist and chamber musician (Lyon, ARD of Munich, Trieste, Beethoven of Vienna), Jonas Vitaud performs in prestigious festivals: Roque d’Anthéron, Lille Piano (s) Festival, Orangerie de Sceaux , Piano in the Jacobins, Easter in Deauville, Crazy day in Nantes, Festival of the Chaise Dieu, Nohant musical festival, Bagatelle Festival Chopin, Richard Strauss Festival in Germany, Musical Autumn of Caserta in Italy, iDans of Istanbul, Summer Festival from Dubrovnik, French May to Hong Kong, Phillips collection in Washington …
He plays in all Europe but also in Russia, Iran, China, Turkey, Japan, United States …
Jonas Vitaud performs with orchestras such as the Mulhouse Orchestra, Toulouse (Capitol Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra), the Savoyard Orchestra, the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Radio Orchestra, with ensembles vocals (Sequenza or Solistes de Lyon) and contemporary music.
He reserves a privileged place for chamber music and plays with artists such as Bertrand Chamayou, Sumi Hwang, Thierry Escaich, Christian-Pierre and Adrien La Marca, Adam Laloum, Victor Julien-Laferrière, the Zaïde Quartet …
Passionate about contemporary music, Jonas Vitaud has worked with masters of creation such as Henri Dutilleux, Thierry Escaich, György Kurtag and Philippe Hersant. He created several pieces by Christian Lauba (his triple concerto with the Mulhouse Orchestra) … These meetings were a decisive source of inspiration and artistic fulfillment.
His first solo album dedicated to Brahms was published by Orchid Classics, a critically acclaimed album (Supersonic Pizzicato award, 4 * BBC Music Magazine …) Jonas Vitaud has been teaching at the CNSMDP since 2013 (accompaniment class and sight reading) .
Jonas Vitaud is a laureate of the Natexis Banques Populaires Foundation and associate artist of the Singer Polignac Foundation (www.singer-polignac.org).
In January 2016, Jonas Vitaud released his second solo album dedicated to Henri Dutilleux and Franz Liszt with the NoMadMusic label.