<< A one thousand sides' diamond >> (Olivier Bellamy, Classica)
<< A musical thought in action, going to the essence of the works. >> (Christian Merlin, Le Figaro)
<< A vision, a conception, served by a pianistic quality - touch, attack, jumps, contrasts, silences - absolutely remarkable. >> (France tv info.fr)
Born in 1992, Jean-Baptiste Doulcet is a pianist, improviser and composer.
He won in 2019 the 4th prize and the audience prize of the Long-Thibaud competition (presided by Martha Argerich), and the Modern Times' prize in Clara Haskil 2019 (pres. Christian Zacharias).
He is also laureate of the 2dn prize of the 8th Piano Nordic Competition and selected in the Charles Oulmont's foundation.
Considered as one of the rising stars of frenc piano alongside Alexandre Kantorow and Rémi Geniet (Classica Magazine), he released his first CD (from a live concert) on Beethoven, Schumann and his own improvisations on audience's themes (Les Spiriades, 2017). His second cd on Schubert, Liszt and Berg, will be available during spring 2022, signed with the record label La Dolce Volta. We heard him these last years in France (Paris Philarmony, Pleyel, Gaveau, Cortot, La Folle Journée, La Roque d'Anthéron, Nohant, Lisztomania...), in Denmark, United States, China, Italy, Germany... Known for his musical personality as much as a soloist than a chamber music partner (he played with the Oistrakh string quartet, Augustin Dumay, Marc Coppey, Hermès quartet, Jérôme Pernoo...), but also for his improvisation concerts, Jean-Baptiste is a complete artist.
After studying in Paris Conservatory (CNSMdp) with Claire Désert (piano and chamber music), Thierry Escaich and Jean-François Zygel (improvisation), he works today with great names of piano pedagogy : Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist who follows and works with him since two years, Dmitri Bashkirov, Hortense Cartier-Bresson, Epifanio Comis, Alexey Lebedev...
As a composer, he wrote more than twenty works for soloist instruments, chamber music or larger ensemble. The Gewandhaus commissioned him a second string quartet, premiered in 2018 in Leipzig ; his Piano Trio has been played in Paris' Le Petit Palais, and artists as Jérôme Pernoo, Raphaël Pidoux from the Trio Wanderer, or Mona Quartet, are playing his works. His
Trilogy of passion for 12 cellos - from Goethe's poems - is edited and printed at Alfonce Productions. These next months, Jean-Baptiste will be invited to Nohant Festival to play alongside the actress Julie Depardieu, then at the Aarhus chamber music Festival, in Lisztomanias, Piano en Valois, Piano à Lyon, Grand Theater of Poissy, Saint-Etienne's Opera...