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Jeremy Eskenazi

Jeremy Eskenazi
Sonata ‘Élégie harmonique’ in F sharp minor, Op. 61

Born in 1978, French-British pianist Jeremy Eskenazi is regularly invited to hold concerts, seminars, workshops and lecture-recitals around the world. He has performed at numerous prestigious venues, including the Festival Chopin in Paris, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Saint-Martin-in-the-Fields in London, the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, and the Istanbul Opera House. He is a sought-after concerto and chamber musician, having performed with the Jerusalem Quartet and the London Soloists, and worked closely with many international pianists, including Paul Badura-Skoda, Verda Erman, Joanna MacGregor, and renowned Hungarian composer György Kurtág. Jeremy is the recipient of many competition prizes, including the Primo di Distinzione at Città di Marsala in Sicily (2001), and 1st prize at the Concours Saint-Nom-La-Bretêche in France (1995). In October 2009, he adjudicated the Southern Highlands International Piano Competition held in Bowral, New South Wales (Australia).

Jeremy is a specialist of late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century repertoire. In 2006, he founded the Muzio Clementi Society, which has become an authoritative online source of information, highlighting Clementi’s significance as a composer, publisher, instrument maker, and as ‘the father of the piano’. In 2009, Jeremy submitted a PhD thesis for the Royal Academy of Music, University of London, exploring performance links between Beethoven and the London Pianoforte School. His thesis, approved by the examiners with the honour of no amendments required, will form the basis of a book publication for Ut Orpheus Edizioni in Italy. Prior to his PhD studies, Jeremy graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with a first-class BMus Honours degree in 2004 and a MMus Masters degree in 2005, in the class of American pianist Aaron Shorr. At the Academy, Jeremy won numerous prizes, including the Lilian Davies Beethoven prize in 2001, the end-of-year recital prize in 2002, and the top final recital prize in 2004. Before moving to London, Jeremy achieved 1st prize in the Cycle Supérieur (1995) and Distinction in the Cycle de Perfectionnement (1997) at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris with Billy Eidi. After studying higher mathematics at the prestigious Parisian institution Louis-Le-Grand from 1996 to 1998, he continued his piano studies with Edson Elias at the Ecole Normale de Musique and obtained there the Diplôme d’Exécution in 2000. For more information, visit www.clementisociety.com