Jérémy Jouve


Traveling Sonata | Viviana Guzman

Traveling Sonata

An active ambassador of classical guitar around the world, Jérémy Jouve is continuing his international tours and his recordings with one objective : to attune classical guitar with modernity. His musical training, at the Ecole Normale de Musique, then later at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris (CNSMDP) where he studied with great masters, among them Alberto Ponce and Roland Dyens, steered him toward a deep love and respect of manuscripts, an unending search for a beautiful sound, and a thorough understanding of the architecture of the pieces he chooses to interpret. Even with this extraordinary trajectory- conservatory prize at age 13, first European tour at age 16, the only guitarist to be accepted into the advanced study « perfectionnement » course of CNSMDP, and winner of the international guitar competition of the GFA in Mexico at age 24-the artistry of Jérémy Jouve has kept a strong stamp of sincerity. The GFA in 2003 opened the door to a five month North American tour as well as to a first recording with Naxos, followed by two disks dedicated to the demanding works for solo guitar by Joaquín Rodrigo. Then came a DVD with Melbay of a live concert recorded (2009), and another CD, this time in duo with flute for Reference Recording, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2014. … Full Bio

Jérémy Jouve Reviews:

The guitar comes across as full, spacious and not too hard. The connection between the two musicians is excellent – a real dialogue. The recording quality is very good, setting a good balance between the two instruments and catching their voices clearly. The booklet tells the stories of the creation of the works. This is a disc for repetitive listening. Every track is a joy. I am sure I will return to it often.” —Oleg Ledeniov, MusicWeb International

“…this breathtaking CD features the pristine musical voices of Viviana Guzmán on flute and Jérémy Jouve on guitar. From the very first piece, Gabriel Fauré’s ‘Pavane, Op. 50,’ Guzmán and Jouve weave their instruments through and within each other — breeze to waterfall, sway to jangle. And all throughout their recording, the auditory caravan of Guzmán and Jouve, contues to take listeners along a sunlit journey through Maurice Ravel’s ‘Boléro’ and ‘Pièce en forme de Habenera’ and on through Erik Satie’s ‘Gnossienne No. 1’ and ‘Gymnopédie No. 1.’” — Jean Bartlett, Coastal Connections