February 03, 2018, 8:00 PM
Linehan Concert Hall, UMBC
Linehan Concert Hall, UMBC
Tickets will be mailed in September.
PARKING: There is plenty of parking right across from Linehan Hall.
Classical Guitar Judicaël Perroy has become widely known as an extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist and musician with several prizes from prominent international competitions to his credit. In 1997, he captured the prestigious first prize of the 15th Guitar Foundation of America International Competition and Convention awarding him tour of the United States and Canada with more than sixty concerts, during which Mel Bay Publications recorded and published his live concert in Lubbock (Texas).
His recording entitled Aspen Suite, as well as his earlier CD recording on the French label Quantum, received high praise and won 5 “Diapasons” awarded by Diapason Magazine. He has recorded two CDs for the collection of Bayard Musique Meditation, including a disc with flutist Florence Bellon and another one with harpist Joanna Kozielska. More recently, recorded an all Bach CD for Naxos that includes an impressive and unprecedented performance of Bach’s second keyboard partita transcription on the classical guitar, released digitally in 2011 and in print in 2012.
Highly sought after as a teacher, he has been invited to give master classes at many of the top conservatories and universities in the United States and abroad. In addition, Mr. Perroy’s students have won several top prizes in regional, national, and international competitions. He is currently the Professor at the Ecole Nationale de Musique d'Aulnay-sous-Bois, a position he has held since 2004. He holds the Certificate of Aptitude (CA), and has taught at the Ecole Nationale de Musique Blanc-Mesnil from 1995 to 2004. Furthermore, in 2000 he was the chosen substitute for the chair of guitar department, Steven Robinson, at Stetson University.
Born in 1973 in Paris, he began playing the guitar at age 7 attending the Conservatoire Municipal Interdistricts of Paris. He studied with Delia Estrada and Raymond Gratien at the Ecole Nationale d'Aulnaysous-Bois where he graduated with honors. At age 11, he performed as soloist in two concertos by Vivaldi with Ensemble Instrumental du Mans, under the direction of André Girard and continued his musical studies with Roberto Aussel and Daniel Lavialle. At 14, he won second prize at the International guitar competition of Ile de France. In 1992, he won grand prize and the audience award at the 15th Concours René Bartoli by unanimous jury decision. In 1994, he received Licence de Concert from Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris from Alberto Ponce’s class and later that year he was awarded the 1st prize at the 7th International Competition of Bourg-Madame where the final vote was by the general public without any jury. In 1996, he was the first prizewinner of his graduating class at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris (Paris Conservatoire). He currently resides in Paris while he enjoys teaching and traveling around the world.