A student of Brigitte Engerer, Jean Koerner and Christian Ivaldi, Jonas Vitaud obtained four First Prizes (piano, chamber music, piano accompaniment, harmony) at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, and went on to win prizes at several international competitions (Lyon, the ARD-Musikwetteberb in Munich, Trieste, the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna). He appears regularly at numerous festivals such as la Roque d’Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins, La Folle Journée, Chopin de Bagatelle and the French May in Hong Kong. Acclaimed throughout Europe, he also performs in Turkey, Russia, China, Japan and the United States. Accompanying distinguished orchestras, including Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, Munich Radio Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, he also enjoys performing as a chamber musician alongside artists such as soprano Karine Deshayes, cellists Victor Julien-Laferrière and Christian-Pierre La Marca, viola player Adrien La Marca, pianist Adam Laloum, clarinetist Raphaël Sévère, violinist Mi-Sa Yang and the Zaïde Quartet. Passionate about contemporary music Jonas Vitaud has collaborated with such creative masters as Henri Dutilleux, Thierry Escaich, György Kurtág, Philippe Hersant and Yann Robin. All of these encounters, especially during the Musiques sur Ciel Festival, were a wonderful opportunity to develop his musical imaginative world. Among his recordings, his 2016 album dedicated to Liszt and Dutilleux on the NoMadMusic label was awarded the Grand Prix Soliste Instrumental by the Charles-Cros Academy, as well as Choc de Classica and 5 de Diapason. In the same year, his album of recordings of Tchaikovsky’s Seasons released by Mirare also received the 5 de Diapason award. In October 2018, the year of the centenary of Debussy’s death, Jonas Vitaud released a double album on the Mirare label, devoted to the composer’s early years – an original, ambitious project presenting little-known aspects of Debussy’s universe. Vitaud is an associate artist of the Singer-Polignac Foundation. Since 2013 he has been Marie-Josèphe Jude’s assistant professor at the CNSMD in Paris.