Marie-Josèphe
JUDE

France

Biography

Born to a French father and a Sino-Vietnamese mother, Marie-Josèphe Jude initially studied piano and harp at the Conservatory of Nice.

After winning First Prizes in piano and chamber music at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, she further honed her skills in London with Maria Curcio-Diamand, a great teacher and disciple of Arthur Schnabel.

She won the Clara Haskil International Competition in Vevey in 1989, as well as the “New Talent” Award at the Victoire de la Musique classique in 1995.

Her solo career has taken her to venues and festivals across the world, from Montpellier to Bath, from La Roque d'Anthéron to Kuhmo, and from Bagatelle to Locarno. She has played with the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestra of the Chopin Academy in Warsaw, and the Philharmonic Orchestras of Luxembourg and Brussels.

A seasoned chamber musician, she has formed a duet with Laurent Korcia for many years and regularly performs with Henri Demarquette, Xavier Phillips, Jean-Marc Phillips, Marc Coppey, Philippe Graffin, Gary Hoffmann, Stéphanie-Marie Degand, and Mireille Delunsch.

She has also performed a very large part of the repertoire for two pianos and four hands with Jean-François Heisser, Claire Désert, and Michel Béroff.

As reflected by her extensive discography, her favorite repertoire includes the complete piano works of Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Henri Dutilleux, and Maurice Ohana.

In 2018, she recorded two albums with Lyrinx, one of which was dedicated to Robert Schumann and the other was a duet with Michel Béroff dedicated to Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.

In parallel, Marie-Josèphe Jude has been teaching the piano since 2016 at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris.