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Jean Marc Luisada studied piano at the Yehudi Menuhin School in London, before attending the National Conservatory of Music of Paris. There, he won in 1977 the first Piano Prize in the class of Dominique Merlet, and the next year, the first Prize of chamber music in Geneviève Joy-Dutilleux’s class.
He is a prize winner of the Dino Ciani Competition (1983) and the famous Chopin Competition in Warsaw (1985).
He received the advice of great Masters such as Denyse Rivière, Marcel Ciampi, Paul Badura- Skoda, Milosz Magin, Vlado Perlemuter…
In the last thirty years, Jean-Marc Luisada has been pursuing an exceptional concert career, playing in prestigious venues such as the Champs Elysees Theater in Paris, the Alice Tully Hall in New York, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Satory Hall in Tokyo … He is often invited in renowned French festivals such as La Roque d’Anthéron, Festival of Besançon and Montpellier, the Chopin Festival of Nohant, but also all across Europe and the United States. He regularly participates in numerous tours in Asia, Europe and North America.
When playing chamber music, he surrounds himself with Gary Hoffman, Pierre Amoyal, Philippe Bernold, Yuzuko Horigome, Patrick Messina, Talich Quartet, Modigliani Quartet, the Fine Arts Quartet and many others.
Alongside his concert activities, Jean-Marc Luisada also teaches at the Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot in Paris. He recorded several discs with Deutsche Grammophon and Sony (RCA) ; among them, Chopin’s Waltzes and Mazurkas, as well as the composer’s concerto in E minor of in its original version, featuring the Talich Quartet and the double bassist Benjamin Berlioz; The Goyescas of Enrique Granados … But also The History of Babar by Francis Poulenc with Jeanne Moreau and Sacred Fire with Macha Meril.
His last album released with Sony in the fall of 2018 is devoted to Robert Schumann, and includes the Davidsbundlertanze and the Humoresque. This disc received laudatory reviews including a Classica Magazine “Shock”, and 5 stars from the Italian magazine Mucica.
Jean-Marc Luisada is considered as one of the greatest performers of Frédéric Chopin’s music in the world.
Alejandro Amenabar made no mistake choosing his interpretation of Chopin for the soundtrack of his film “The Others” with Nicole Kidman.
Jean-Marc Luisada is an officer of Arts and Letters.