Festival Lille Clef de Soleil

Marie-Josèphe Jude

Marie-Josèphe Jude begins the piano at the Conservatory of Nice with Anne Queffélec while receiving advice from Gyorgy Cziffra. In 1981, at age 13, she entered the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris, in the piano classes of Aldo Ciccolini and chamber music Jean Hubeau. She was only 16 when Marie-Josèphe Jude won, in 1984, the first piano and chamber music awards, as well as a harp concert license at the Ecole Normale de Paris. She moved to London for four years to study with Maria Curcio, disciple of Arthur Schnabel. In 1986, she met the composer Maurice Ohana, of which she became one of the favorite performers. She also follows the classes of Gyorgy Sebok, Mario Joao Pires and Leon Fleisher.

The brilliant performance by Marie-Josèphe Jude as a finalist at the 1989 Clara Haskil International Piano Competition marks the launch of her solo career. At the same time, she works with chamber music artists such as Laurent Korcia, Laurent Cabasso, Henry Demarquette and Sonia Wieder-Atherton. She plays with the greatest French and European bands and is regularly invited to many festivals, such as “La Folle Journée” in Nantes, Montpellier, La Roque d’Anthéron and Sceaux. France 3 and France Musique invite him regularly to programs.

In 1993, Marie-Josèphe Jude began recording an integral of Brahms’ piano work at the Lyrinx label. Subsequently, without neglecting concerts, she focuses her career on teaching. In 1997, she became Jean-François Heisser’s assistant at the CNSM in Paris, and in 2012, joined the CNSM Lyon as a piano teacher.


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