“Without a doubt one of the bright lights of the young generation of classical guitarists.” (Univers guitare, January 2005)
Jérémy Jouve, 2003 winner of the First Prize of the prestigious International Guitar Competition organized by the Guitar Foundation of America, enjoys an international concert career, playing in some of the world’s most important festivals in addition to being a Naxos Records recording artist.
Born in 1979, Jouve began studying the guitar in Chambéry, France, and obtained at the early age of 13 the “Premier Prix” of the Grenoble Conservatoire National de Région. This prize enabled him to be admitted to the studio of Eric Franceries, who was to become extremely important to Jouve’s early musical development. Moving to Paris at 18, he studied with Maestro Alberto Ponce at the Ecole Normale de Musique/Alfred Cortot and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse (CNSMDP), where he was also a student of Roland Dyens. After graduating with degrees in guitar and chamber music, Jérémy decided to broaden his musical horizons. He elected to join an advanced training course under the guidance of Laszlo Hadady, oboe soloist of the Paris-based Ensemble Intercontemporain.
Already an award winner at several international competitions, in 2002 Jouve won First Prize at the Tychy International Guitar Competition (Poland) followed by First Prize at the prestigious International Guitar competition organized in Mexico during November 2003 by the Guitar Foundation of America. Following this success, he embarked upon a 40-recital tour of the United States, Canada and Mexico during the 2004-2005 season.
Jérémy Jouve’s career has brought him to some of the most important stages and festivals of the musical world, including Moscow’s Tchaikowsky Hall, Singapore International Guitar Festival, Germany’s Iserlhon Guitar Symposium, the French National Radio festival, the Sanok International Guitar Festival in Poland, the Alliances Francaises of India, and elsewhere in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Switzerland and Macedonia, among other countries.
Jérémy Jouve has always been active in a diverse array of musical projects. Among his many abiding interests are jazz, Indian classical music and contemporary music, which has found him concertizing on the electric guitar in various ensembles. A seasoned chamber musician, he regulary performs in several chamber music groups, in association with Sébastien Droy (tenor, nominated for French National Classical Music Award 2007) and Judicael Perroy (winner of the GFA competition in 1997), with whom Jouve has formed a duo currently enjoying widespread attention.
Jérémy Jouve released his first solo compact disc on the Naxos label in 2004. He is currently working on a multi-disc set of the complete guitar of Joaquín Rodrigo, also for Naxos. The first volume of this set just came out in 2008. His new DVD recorded live in France, came out this august 2010 for Melbay editions in USA, and two new programs were just recorded, the first one in duo with flutist Viviana Guzman, for Reference Recordings, and the second one for Naxos, second volume of Rodrigo complete guitar works. They will both come out in 2012 and 2013.