Jules Matton

A graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and Dance in New York, Jules Matton was singled out by John Corigliano, who noticed his student’s “remarkable talent and impeccable technique”. Jules Matton has received several awards for his work: a laureate of the Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation for the Vocation (2010), he received the Excellence Scholarship of the Institut Catholique de Paris where he earned a Bachelor Degree in philosophy in 2013, and a scholarship from the Banque Populaire Foundation (2015) as well as the Audience Prize at the Île-de-Créations composing competition (2017) and the Grand Prix Lycéen des Compositeurs (2019), in which high school students select a winner from a group of composers. As a composer, Jules Matton has worked with musicians Jodie Devos, Bruno Philippe, Thomas Dunford, Jérôme Pernoo, Anastasia Kobekina, Kotaro Fukuma, Justin Taylor, Frank Braley, Paul Meyer, the 7 Chapelle Harmonique, the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France and the Orchestre national de Lyon. In the autumn of 2017, he was named composer-in-residence at the Théâtre impérial de Compiègne. His first opera, The Odyssey, was performed there in April 2018. Following the premiere, he released his first album of chamber music under the label Fondamenta with musicians Jeanne Crousaud, Guillaume Vincent, Yan Levionnois, Pierre Génisson and the Debussy Quartet. The album received a ‘Choc’ award by Classica Magazine. In 2019, Jules Matton was named composer-in-residence of the Festival of Auvers-sur-Oise Opus 39, and then of the Orchestre de Picardie for 2020-2021. Jules Matton’s compositions are published by Éditions Billaudot. He is the son of the painter, sculptor and film maker Charles Matton and of the writer and scriptwriter Sylvie Matton.