Born in Marseilles into a family of musicians, Jacques Rouvier studied with Vlado Perlemutter, Pierre Sancan and Jean Hubeau at the Parisian Conservatoire where he obtained premier prix in piano and chamber music. He has won several international awards, including the Viotti, Canals, Long-Thibaud, and Fondation de la Vocation (France) prizes.
A teacher at his alma mater since 1979, and leader of masterclasses the world over, Rouvier largely credits Pierre Barbizet and Jean Fassina for enriching his pedagogical and personal development. His recordings of Maurice Ravel's complete piano works and violin sonatas were recognized with several prizes, including the Grand Prix du Disque Français. As a soloist and chamber musician, Rouvier has appeared at numerous festivals and summer schools, those at Prades, Spoleto, Aix-en-Provence, and Kuhmo, among others. He performs regularly with the Rouvier-Kantorow-Muller Trio, which he founded in 1970.
Photo credit: Guy Vivien.