Jérémy Jouve
“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, 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 is due to come out in march 2008.

Judicaël Perroy
Judicaël Perroy was born in Paris in 1973. At the age of 7, he began guitar studies at the Paris Academy of Music.
During the period from 1983 to 1988, Judicaël studied with Delia Estrada, then Raymond Gratien at the National School Academy of Aulnay-sous-Bois. An acknowledged prodigy by the age of 11, he played two Vivaldi Concertos conducted by famous French musician André Girard at the Theatre of Le Mans in 1984 and won the Second Prize of the International Competition of the Ile-de France at the 14 years of age. In 1988 he was awarded a unanimous First Prize with a special mention at the Academy of Aulnay-sous-Bois. Perroy’s studies continued under the tutelage of Roberto Aussel and Daniel Lavialle.

In 1992 Judicaël won a unanimous first prize and the Prix du Publique (prize awarded by the audience) at the René Bartoli International Competition.

In 1994 Judicaël earned his diploma at the Ecole Normale of Paris in the class of Alberto Ponce and won the 7th International Competition of Bourg-Madame, a competition in which the audience selects the prize-winner. In 1996 he graduated from the Paris National Conservatoire of Music, earning the highest placement in his class. In October 1997, Perroy won the Guitar foundation of America International Solo Competition in La Jolla, California and took is GFA “Winner’s Tour of the Americas” performing over 60 concerts and master classes.
Since then, he extensively tours in France (including multiple performances for the National Radio in “France-Musiques”), Guadeloupe, Tahiti, Martinique Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italia, Denmark, Russia, Yugoslavia, Singapore, Australia, USA, Mexico, Canada…

Five CDs are currently available: one under the French label Quantum (the CD was awarded a 5 stars Prize by the French magazine Diapason); the second CD Aspen Suite was recorded in Colorado. A third CD of duos was edited with the flutist Florence Bellon for the collection Méditation of Bayard Presse, and a fourth for the same collection with the harpist Joanna Kozielska. In February 2000, he recorded a piece by Nikita Koshkin in trio with the composer himself and Frank Koonce for the CD Company Soundset.

A video of a live performance in Lubbock (Texas) has also been recorded for the label Mel Bay in 1999.
In 1995, he was awarded the “CA”, the highest teaching certificate that an individual must have in order to teach in a National Academy. Whereas Judicael usually teaches at the National Academy of Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris, he stood in for Stephen Robinson, the guitar teacher at Stetson University in DeLand (Florida) for the first semester 2000.

Paris Guitar Duo

The two french guitarists Judicaël Perroy and Jérémy Jouve surely share a lot of common points. Both of them were Prize-winners from the “Ecole Normale de musique de Paris”and the Paris National Conservatory of Music in Alberto Ponce ‘s class. Both of them have received 1st Prizes at the prestigious International Guitar Foundation of America Competition, which was followed by a 50 concert tour in Canada , Mexico and United-States. These two musicians met in Paris, where they decided to form a duet. Their repertoire goes from Baroque to contemporary music with a special interest for French music. Both Judicaël Perroy’s and Jérémy Jouve’s careers go towards teaching and solo performing, and at the same time they develop their duet with passion and great enthusiasm. They have recently recorded for the Naxos Label the Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Tonadilla”,which came out in March 2008.