Born in Paris in 1995, Jean-Paul Gasparian studied at Paris National
Conservatoire with Olivier Gardon, Jacques Rouvier, Michel Beroff, Laurent
Cabasso, Claire Désert and Michel Dalberto. Jean-Paul has been a member of
international piano masterclasses with Elisso Virsaladze and Tatiana Zelikman,
selected for the Verbier Academy 2014, and Prize Winner of the Salzburg Academy
2010. In 2018, he graduated from the Royal College of Music in London (Artist
Diploma), with Prof. Vanessa Latarche.
He is the winner of the Bremen European Competition 2014 and has been a laureate
at many other competitions including the José Iturbi Competition 2015 (4th prize
and the special prize for contemporary music), Lyon International Competition
2013 (3rd prize), Hastings International Concerto Competition 2013 (3rd prize),
Tel-Hai Concerto Competition 2012, semi-finalist of the Geza Anda Competition in
2015 and the Rubinstein Competition 2017. He is also the piano Laureate of the
Cziffra Foundation Prize 2015. He has obtained the 1st Philosophy Prize at the
Concours Général des Lycéens de France (French national contest) in 2013.
Jean-Paul Gasparian has played with Orchestras such as the Orchestre National
d’Île-de-France, Bremer Philharmoniker, Robert-Schumann Philharmonie,
Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Musikkolegium Winterthur, Serbian
Radio-Television Orchestra, Montenegro Symphonic Orchestra, Murcia Symphonic
Orchestra, Valencia Symphonic Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre
Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen, Orchestre de Normandie,
Orchestre Symphonique de Caen, performing Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt,
Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Tchaïkovski, Rachmaninov and Gershwin concertos.
He also replaced at last minute Christian Zacharias in Chemnitz (Germany) with
Mozart’s 24th Concerto under famous Austrian conductor Leopold Hager, in January
Jean-Paul has given recitals at important festivals, among them : Festival de la
Roque d’Anthéron, Nohant Festival Chopin, Piano aux Jacobins, Flâneries de Reims
(broadcasted live on Medici.tv), Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, Festival
Radio-France de Montpellier, Festival de Menton, Kissinger Sommer Festival,
Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, and has played in
venues such as the Salzburg Mozarteum, Bremen’s Die Glocke, Belgrade’s Kolarac,
Tonhalle Zürich, Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle, the Salle Flagey in Brussels, the Salle
Molière in Lyon, the Auditorium de l'Opéra de Bordeaux, the Louis Vuitton
Foundation (broadcasted live on Radio Classique), the Maison de la Radio, the
Salle Cortot and Salle Gaveau in Paris.
His Schumann Second Sonata Live in Nohant 2015 has been released together with
Aldo Cicccolini’s last recital, as the first album of the Nohant Festival
Archives. And Classica Magazine has ranked Jean-Paul among the 10 most promising
young pianists of his generation.
In 2018 he released his first solo CD, dedicated to Russian Music and
unanimously praised by critics. In 2019 Jean-Paul Gasparian released an
All-Chopin solo CD for the Évidence Classics label, which has been
enthusiastically welcomed in France and abroad. In February 2020 he received the
Thierry Scherz Prize for the best recital performance at the Gstaad Festival
(Switzerland) which will offer him the recording of a CD with the orchestra with
the Claves label.
He is supported by the Safran Foundation for Music. Jean-Paul Gasparian is a