Jacques Rouvier

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Jacques Rouvier
Born (1947-01-18) 18 January 1947 (age 70)
Marseille, France
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Classical piano
Years active 1967–present

Jacques Rouvier (born 18 January 1947 in Marseille) is a French pianist. He studied at the Paris Conservatory with Jean Hubeau, Vlado Perlemuter, Pierre Sancan and later on Jean Fassina.[1][2] He won two Premiers Prix (first prizes): in piano performance (1965) and in chamber music (1967).

Rouvier was remarkably successful at piano competitions in his youth. He won the Grand prize at the Concours des Jeunesses musicales in Montreal in 1965.[2] He took first prize at both the Viotti International Music Competition in Vercelli and the Barcelona Competition in 1967. He then took third prize at the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Competition[1] (ex-aequo with Vladimir Viardo) in Paris in 1971, securing an international career.

In 1970 he founded a piano trio with Jean-Jacques Kantorow and Philippe Muller with whom he continues to perform. His recording of the complete works for piano by Maurice Ravel won the Grand Prix du disque.


In addition to his performing activities, Rouvier is a teacher at the Paris Conservatory, where he has instructed as a tenured professor since the age of 28. His former students include:

1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s


  1. ^ a b Pulver, Jonas (18 November 2010). "Jacques Rouvier, le façonneur de pianistes". letemps.ch. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Bergeron, Steve (16 July 2008). "Jacques Rouvier n'oubliera pas Perlemuter de sitôt". La Tribune. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 

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