Adélaïde Panaget and Naïri Badal met at a very young age in the same piano class and developed a similar approach to the instrument. After their time at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, where they were taught by Brigitte Engerer and Nicolas Angelich, they went on to advanced study with Claire Désert and Ami Flammer. In 2007 their friendship and shared artistic sensibility led them to create the Duo Jatekok, which quickly emerged as one of the most promising duos of its generation.
They have won many international competitions, including Ghent in 2013 and Rome in 2011, and were awarded the contemporary music prize at the Forum Musical de Normandie in 2012. In addition, they were artists in residence at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, under the direction of the Artemis Quartet.
The energy and enthusiasm they bring to their performances has earned them regular invitations to festivals and international venues such as La Roque d’Anthéron, Les Folles Journées, the Festival Debussy, the Festival à la Française, and many others. They have also performed at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Théâtre Royal du Parc and Flagey in Brussels, and with Sinfonia Varsovia under the direction of Arie van Beek at the National Opera in Warsaw.
Always keen on discovering new pieces, they strike a balance between classical repertoire and creating contemporary works, and enjoy bringing actors, musicians, dancers, and composers together for original projects. In 2013 they created the Quatuor Jatekok with Jean-Baptiste Leclère and Nicolas Lamothe, percussionists from the Opéra National de Paris and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France respectively.