Jean Rondeau studied harpsichord with Blandine Verlet for over ten years, followed by training in basso continuo, organ, piano, jazz and improvisation, composition, and conducting. He pursued further studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, graduating with honours, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. There, he was awarded a distinction for harpsichord and basso-continuo by the jury.
In 2012, at just 21 years old, Jean Rondeau became one of the youngest performers ever to take First Prize at the International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges (MAfestival 2012), also winning the EUBO Development Trust prize, an accolade bestowed on the most promising young Baroque musicians in the European Union. The same year, he claimed second place in the Prague Spring International Harpsichord Competition (64th edition of the Festival, 2012), along with a nod for the best interpretation of the contemporary piece composed specially for the occasion. In 2013 he won the Prix des Radios Francophones Publiques. In January 2015, he received the award "Révélation soliste instrumental" at the Victoires de la Musique Classique.
Jean Rondeau was asked to perform many times in solo, chamber music and orchestra concerts throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia.
He plays with ensembles such as Les Violons du Roy, Kammerorchester Basel, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and l'Orchestre National de Lille, hr-Sinfonieorchester, and in halls such as Carnegie Hall (New York), Théâtre des Champs Elysées (Paris), Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg) and Alte Oper (Frankfurt).
An exclusive recording artist with Erato, Rondeau released his debut album of Bach for solo harpsichord, titled «Imagine», early 2015 and his «Vertigo» in 2016, last album with Rameau and Royer’s music. A third album was released in March 2017 presenting his vision of JS. Bach and sons concertos: «Dynastie». In 2016 he composed his first original score for a film, Christian Schwochow’s Paula, which premiered at the 2016 Locarno Film Festival.
Rondeau is in demand for solo and chamber music throughout Europe, America and Asia. He frequently performs with the Baroque quartet Nevermind. Quite apart from his activities as harpsichordist, he founded the ensemble Note Forget, presenting his own jazz-oriented compositions and improvisations on piano.
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As of Season 2017/2018
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