Récital, Chamber music, Concertante music, Vocal music
Jonas Vitaud was born in 1980, and began studying the piano at the age of six and the organ at eleven. A student of Brigitte Engerer, Jean Koerner and Christian Ivaldi, he obtained four premiers prix (piano, chamber music, piano accompaniment, harmony) at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (ou, plus simplement, Paris Conservatoire), and went on to win prizes at several international competitions (Lyon, the ARD-Musikwetteberb in Munich, Trieste, the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna) as both soloist and chamber musician. He now appears at such prestigious festivals as La Roque d’Anthéron, Lille Piano(s) Festival, Piano aux Jacobins, Pâques à Deauville, La Folle Journée in Nantes, Tokyo, Yekaterinburg and Warsaw, the Festival de La Chaise- Dieu, the Chopin Festival at Bagatelle, the Richard-Strauss-Festival at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany, Autunno Musicale at Caserta in Italy, iDans in Istanbul, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, and French May in Hong Kong, and has also performed at the Phillips Collection in Washington. He plays all over Europe but also in Russia, China, Turkey, Japan and the United States, among others.
Jonas Vitaud has appeared as a soloist with such orchestras as the Mulhouse Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre du Capitole and Chamber Orchestra of Toulouse, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Radio Orchestra and the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.
He also accords a privileged place to chamber music. Among the artists with whom he performs are the singers Karine Deshayes, Sumi Hwang and Yumiko Tanimura, the cellists Victor Julien-Laferrière and Christian-Pierre La Marca, the violist Adrien La Marca, the pianist Adam Laloum, the clarinettist Raphaël Sévère, the violinist Mi-Sa Yang and the Quatuor Zaïde.
An enthusiastic champion of contemporary music, Jonas Vitaud has worked with creative masters such as Henri Dutilleux, Thierry Escaich, György Kurtág, Philippe Hersant and Yann Robin. These encounters, notably at the festival Musique sur Ciel in Cordes, have given him an opportunity to tackle the great diversity of current musical trends and to develop his imaginative world.