Marie-Josèphe Jude

The daughter of a French man and a ChineseVietnamese woman, Marie-Josèphe Jude began her musical studies at the Conservatoire de Nice. There, she pursued a double concentration in both piano and harp. A precocious artist, she entered the Lyon Conservatory at thirteen as a harpist (in the studio of Elisabeth Fontan-Binoche) and the Paris Conservatory as a pianist (in the studio of Aldo Ciccolini). After receiving first prizes in piano and chamber music, she did her post-graduate work in London with Maria Curcio-Diamand, a disciple of Arthur Schnabel. She subsequently shifted her focus exclusively to piano, winning prizes at the 1989 Concours international Clara Haskil in Vevey and the 1995 Victoire de la Musique.

An established chamber musician, Marie-Josèphe Jude made up a duo with Laurent Korcia for many years and regularly collaborates with Henri Demarquette, Xavier Phillips, JeanMarc Phillips, Marc Coppey, Philippe Graffin, Gary Hoffman, Stéphanie-Marie Degand and Mireille Delunsch. Jean-François Heisser, Claire Désert and Michel Béroff… Finally, she has also taken part in numerous ballet performances, sharing the stage with her brother Charles Jude, a ‘danseur étoile’ and the director of the Bordeaux National Ballet. Marie-Josèphe Jude also focuses a large portion of her time to teaching: after being a professor at the Lyon Conservatory, she has been teaching at the Paris Conservatory since 2016. In addition, she has been a member of the jury for the Concours Long-Thibaud-Crespin (November 2019), for which she selected future candidates internationally throughout the 2018/2019 season. She was appointed president and artistic director of the Académie internationale d’Eté of Nice in October 2017.

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