“A deep, resonant tone, the way he plays immediately captures the attention and works miracles …” Diapason
Jonas Vitaud studied with Brigitte Engerer, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Christian Ivaldi and was given four first prizes at the Paris National Conservatory (piano, chamber music, harmony and piano accompaniment). He has been awarded several international prizes as a soloist and in chamber music (Lyon, ARD in Munich, Trieste, Beethoven in Vienna).
Jonas Vitaud pursues an international career and performs in Japan, the United States and all over Europe at famous festivals such as la Roque d’Anthéron, les Musicales de Saint Côme, La Chaise Dieu Festival, Pâques à Deauville in France, the Goslar festival in Germany, Caserta in Italy, iDans in Turkey, French May in Hong Kong; and in numerous prestigious concert halls including the Bastille Opera, the Musée d’Orsay and the Salle Molière in Lyon.
As a soloist he has been invited to perform with orchestras in Europe: the Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, the Mulhouse Orchestra, The Pays de Savoie Orchestra, the Philarmonic of Moravia and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Jonas Vitaud has also dedicated himself to chamber music, a passion that he shares with such artists as Aldo Ciccolini, Bertrand Chamayou, Juliana Steinbach, Matthew Trusler and Laurent Korcia. He also plays regularly with the soprano Géraldine Casey, the mezzo Janina Baechle and the cellist Henri Demarquette.
Passionate about contemporary music, he has premiered works of such gifted composers as Thierry Escaich and Christian Lauba, and has worked with Henri Dutilleux, Thierry Escaich, György Kurtag and Philippe Hersant, who have inspired him greatly and have helped him develop as an artist.
Jonas Vitaud is the laureate of the following prestigious foundations: Natexis Banques Populaires, Tarazzi, Drouet Bourgeois (Fondation de France) and the Singer Polignac Foundation.