The French guitarist, Jérémy Jouve will be playing pieces by Arcas, Bogdanovic, Milano, Rodrigo and Walton for The Greenwood Guitar Society at the Greenwood Centre, Hampton Hill on Saturday October 15th at 7:30pm. For further information Email Martin Shaw at Martin@greenwoodGS.org.uk or phone 0208 891 6889.
Admission £8.00 (or £7.00 concs). Discount tickets in advance from Martin Shaw on 0208 891 6889.
Born in 1979, Jérémy Jouve began his study of the guitar at the age of seven in Chambéry. Having obtained the Prix de perfectionnement from the Conservatoire National de Région de Grenoble at fourteen, he continued his musical education under the tutelage of guitarist Alberto Ponce at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris / Alfred Cortot where he was awarded the Diplôme Supérieur d’Exécution with highest distinction in 1998. In the same year he was accepted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris to continue his studies with Alberto Ponce as well as with Roland Dyens. After winning the CNSDMP’s First Prize for Guitar, in addition to the Diplôme de Formation Supérieure in June of 2001, he was admitted to the cycle de perfectionnement in October of 2002 under the guidance of Hungarian oboist Lazlo Hadady.
Jérémy Jouve began his concert career at the age of eleven when he gave a performance of the Vivaldi Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra at the Chambéry Cathedral. He has performed as a soloist in many countries: India, where he made a tour of numerous Alliances Françaises around the country; Poland, where he performed with the Lublin Symphony Orchestra and the Gdansk Philarmony Orchestra; Greece, at the Volos International Guitar Festival; Hungary, at the Eztergom International Guitar Festival, Switzerland and Italy. He is also active as a soloist in Paris where he performed at the Young Talent Festival organized by the French guitar magazine Les Cahiers de la Guitare at the Salon Musicora in 2001.
Always open to new musical experiences, Jouve has taken classes in Indian music, as well as jazz. He has also given performances of many contemporary works written for electric guitar, including performances with ondes martenot and percussion. Very active in the performance of chamber music, Jérémy Jouve regularly performs in duos with violinists, flutists and singers.
His recent victories at the Guitar Foundation of America Competition in Merida, Mexico and Jan Edmund Jurkowski competition in Tychy, Poland have assured him a large international audience with a series of concerts planned over the next few years in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Eastern Europe.