A virtuoso and profound musician, Jacques Rouvier has been awarded numerous international competitions, including the Viotti Prize, the Maria Canals Prize, and the Marguerite Long Jacques Thibaud Prize. For his complete recording of Maurice Ravel’s piano works, he received the Grand Prix du Disque. In 1970, he founded the Rouvier-Kantorow-Muller Trio, with whom he performs regularly. In addition to teaching and judging at major international competitions such as the Tchaikovsky Competition Moscow, Marguerite Long Paris, Leeds Piano Competition, and Igancy Jan Paderewsky Competition, Jacques Rouvier performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe and Asia.
The pianist Jacques Rouvier began his musical training at the age of four. At 14 he completed his studies at the “Conservatoire de Marseille” with top marks and a 1st prize in the piano category and continued his pianistic training at the “Conservatoire National Supérieure de Musique de Paris” (CNSM). His teachers include Aline van Barentzen, Jean Hubeau, Jean Fassina, Vlado Perlemuter and Pierre Sancan. He also received musical impulses from various important personalities such as Gyorgy Sebok, Paul Badura-Skoda, Jose Iturbi etc. This was followed by winning international competitions such as 2nd prize in the Maria Canals Piano Competition (when the 1st prize was not awarded), 1st prize of the Viotti piano competition in Vercelli and the special prize of the “Fondation de la Vocation”. He was a finalist of the ARD competition in Munich (chamber music category) and winner of the 3rd Grand Prix of the Marguerite Long piano competition in Paris. His complete recording of Maurice Ravel’s works and the recording of all Claude Debussy piano works as well as the Ravel and Debussy sonatas for piano and violin (with Jean Jacques Kantorow) were awarded the “Grand Prix du Disque”. Jacques Rouvier has given concerts as a soloist and teacher at the following festivals: Kuhmo, Prades, Aix-en-Provence, Courchevel, Nice, St. Jean de Luz, Orford, Hamamatsu, Oberlin, Tokyo, Vancouver, Mendelssohn Academy Leipzig, Escuela Reina Sofia in Madrid, La Roque d”Anthéron. His teaching activity began at the Conservatoire National Supérieure de Musique de Paris in 1977, in 1982 he received a title professorship. He also teaches at the CNR Marseille and since 2006 as a visiting professor at the Berlin University of the Arts. In addition to teaching and jury work at important international competitions such as Tchaikovsky Competition Moscow, Marguerite Long Paris, Leeds Piano Competition, Igancy Jan Paderewsky Competition, Rubinstein Competition, Chopin Competition Warsaw, Santander, Dublin, Genève, Montreal, Hamamatsu, Sendai, etc Jacques Rouvier performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe and Asia.
Among his most prominent alumni are Arcadi Volodos, Helène Grimaud, David Fray, David Kadouch, Philippe Giusiano, Frank Braley, Yukio Yokoyama, Claire-Marie Le Guay, Mami Hagiwara etc.