Jean-Baptiste Doulcet

Jean-Baptiste Doulcet

Jean-Baptiste Doulcet

Learning the piano at the age of 4, Jean-Baptiste began his official studies at the Ecole Normale de Paris at just 7 years old as well as with Pascal Amoyel in the CRR de Rueil Malmaison. He’s studying few years with Knut Jacques, as well as aside Emile Naoumoff ; he received his DEM de piano (with the Unanimous Congratulations of the Jury presided by France Clidat).

 

At 13 years old, Jean-Baptiste was accepted and enterned at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSM), studying keyboard improvisation under the direction of Jean-Francois Zygel and Thierry Escaich ; three years later, he received a Licence for the end of the cursus. Still in the CNSM, he integrated additional studies parallel to improvisation, taking courses in the Superior Harmony class and awarded a double prize/award of Harmony. Doors opened for the young pianist while taking a double cursus with Claire Désert's piano class and chamber music (cello-piano formation), and also besides Tuija Hakkila at the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki. In 2017, it’s a consecration for Jean-Baptiste as a soloist ; he won the 2nd Prize of the 8th Piano Nordic Competition, in Sweden, and dazzled the audience and the jury with his Improvised Cadenza in Beethoven's 3rd Concerto. He’s laureate of the

prestigious Charles Oulmont’s foundation, has been also nominated as one of the << Ten rising stars of French piano >> by Classica Magazine, received the Grand Prize of Ravel’s Academy, won the 3rd Prize of the 9th Swedish Duo Competition with the cellist Noé Natorp, and is nominated for the 2018 Lili Boulanger’s prize in United States. Jean-Baptiste is now working with Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist, and occasionally with Dmitri Bashkirov, Alexey Lebedev and Marie-Josèphe Jude.

 

Jean-Baptiste Doulcet gave many recitals in multiple big festivals such as La Roque d'Anthéron, Lisztomanias of Châteauroux, Glafsfjordens Festival in Sweden, De Bach à Bacchus, Nohant Festival, Festival RussenKo, Les Vacances de Monsieur Haydn… He also created the Sayat Nova Trio with violin and cello, working with the Wanderer Trio since last year.

 

These multiple aspects of his musicianship allowed him to play in many concert halls, from Los Angeles to Salle Pleyel, from Caribbean Islands to the Paris Philharmony, the Salle Gaveau, Salle Cortot in Paris or Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice, and alongside artists like Gary Hoffman, Jean-François Zygel, Marc

Coppey, Jérôme Pernoo, Baptiste Trotignon, Vincent Segal, Jean-François Heisser, Gérard Caussé, Raphaël Pidoux, Marie-Josèphe Jude, Carol Wincenc, Michel Lethiec and Jérôme Ducros. He became, in 2014, Director of the Improvisation Academy of the Lisztomanias festival, and led master-classes, also around the music improvisation on silent movies.

 

His CD on Beethoven, Schumann and his own improvisations (live from a recital) is released in 2016.

In 2017, his Piano Trio has been premiered in the Petit Palais of Paris and in 2018 his second String Quartet at the Gewandhaus of Leipzig (commissioned by the Gewandhaus-Quartett). His Trilogy for 12 cellos adapted from Goethe has been edited this year in scores at Alfonce Production, in Raphaël

Pidoux’ s collection.

 

We’ll listen to him these next months at the Blüthner Concert Series in Leipzig, the Bach Academy, the Théâtre Saint-Bonnet …