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Professor at Ecole Normal de Musique “Alfred Cortot” in Paris


“Il ne resemble à personne et c’est  pour ça qu’on l’aime. Il joue assis sur une chaise et non pas sur un tabouret de piano, ses cheveux frisés en bataille, sans s’embarrasser d’un smoking. Il danse en même temp qu’il joue, ses mains quand elles ne courent pas dur le clavier semblent des oiseaux qui l’entourent. Il est ailleurs, emporté par un monde qu’il nous fait apercevoir avec del sonorités inouïes, desi rythmes qui se sont qu’à lui, des phrasés qui racontent des histoires. C’est un poète et Chopin. bien sûr, est son terrain d’aventures préféré. Mais Schumann, mais Granados, mais Poulenc, mais Beethoven, mais Mozart, mais Bach, tous lui doivent quelque chose. Ce quelque chose qu’il leur donne en les réinventant avec ce sourire qui fait ressembler son visage ° une étoile. Le ciel se pose sur ses doigts et nous fait décoller avec lui. Il a la grâce.”

Alain Duault

It is the art of rubato, lost secret of today’s pianists, which suddendly reapperas like the servant of a cantabile absolutely magic”

Jean- Charles Hoffelé


Jean-Marc Luisada studied piano at the Yehudi Menuhon 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 Jou-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 from 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’Anthèron, Gestival of Besancon and Montpellier, the Chopin Festival of Nohant as well as across all Europe and United States.

He regularly participates in numerous tours in Asia, Europe and North America.

When playing chamber music, he surrounds himself with musicians like Gary Hoffman, Pierre Amoyal, Philippe Bernold, Yuzuko Horigome, Patrick Messina, the Talich Quartet, Amadeus Quartet, Modigliani Quartet, Fine Arts Quartet and many others.

Alongside his concert activities, Jean-Marc Luisada also teaches ar the Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot in Paris.

He has recorded several discs with Deutsche Grammophon and Sony ( RCA); Chopin’s Waltzes and Mazurkas, as well e minor piano Concerto in it’s original version with the Talich Quartet and the double bassist Benjamin Berlioz; Enrique Granados’ Goyescas and then the History of Babar by Francis Poulenc with Jeanne Moreau and Sacred Fire with Macha Meril.

His last album has been released by Sony in 2018 and is dedicated to Robert Schumann, including Davidsbundlertanze and Humoresque. This recording has received laudatory reviwes including a Classica Magazine “shock” and 5 Stars from the italian magazine Musica.

Jean-Marc Luisada is considered one of the greatest performers of Frédéric Chopin’s music in the world; Alejandro Amenabar made no mistake choosing his interpretations of Chopin for the soundtrack of his film “ The Others” with Nicole Kidman.

Jean-Marc Luisada is an officer of Arts and Letters