Acclaimed by international radio FIP as “the ambassador for classical guitar worldwide”, Jérémy Jouve multiplies international tours and recordings with one goal: rhyming classical guitar with modernity.
His musical studies at the École Normale de Musique and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse (CNSMD) in Paris where he followed the teaching of the great masters Alberto Ponce and Roland Dyens, oriented him towards a committed and poetic approach to music, an incessant search for beautiful sounding, and a deep love and respect for the original compositions.
His prodigy career was punctuated by a gold medal awarded by the conservatory at 13, a first European tour at 16, being the only guitarist to join the CNSMDP’s perfection course, and the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) Prize he won at the age of 24 in Mexico. From this extraordinary career, Jérémy Jouve’s playing style keeps a strong mark of sincerity.
In 2003, the GFA Prize opened the doors to a five-month North American tour and a first recording with Naxos records. He then released two albums devoted to the challenging work for solo guitar of Joaquín Rodrigo. Following this, a Melbay Concert Live DVD released in 2009 and a Reference Recordings album nominated for the Grammy Awards in 2014.
These works convey his strong desire to enhance the rich repertory of classical guitar. Jérémy Jouve has carried out an extensive work of manuscript research, to remain closer to the essence of the works and souls of the composers, seeking to further enhance his instrument and the original compositions.
This work earned him the recognition of Cecilia Rodrigo, the famous composer’s daughter: “How poetic are your interpretations, and what a fine work! I am extremely grateful to you. My father, Joaquín Rodrigo, would have been very proud of you”.
His album Cavalcade and his last album Jérémy Jouve & Friends, the fruit of his encounter with French composer Mathias Duplessy, was a turning point in his career. As a defender of the classical guitar repertory, he wishes to expand it and build its reputation, this time in the contemporary repertory. The music promoted by Jérémy Jouve in this album - which plays a leading role in the creation of the repertory - is a borderless music, combining flamenco with Indian music and Ravelian inspirations.
This music reflects the classical guitar he wishes to embody: free.
In this momentum, he founded in 2019 the international festival Guitare en Alpes in Savoie, bringing together the greatest talents around guitar and inviting all the instruments and influences.
In parallel with his tours and recordings, Jérémy Jouve has taught guitar since 2018 at the Geneva Conservatory of Music and was appointed teacher at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris in 2020, thus taking over from the great masters Gérard Abiton, Pedro Ibañez and Ramon de Herrera.