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Jean-Pierre Dupuy/  A biographical sketch

After studying traditional music in Paris, under Magda Tagliaferro, Jean-Pierre Dupuy embarked upon a double career as a pianist and a conductor, which he soon decided to devote to modern music.

The concerts offered by Dupuy are very different from the classic concept, as they bear witness to an ever-evolving « moment » of contemporary creation.

Jean-Pierre Dupuy

Dupuy’s originality, his faculty of innovation and creative drive, place him at the forefront of the projects undertaken in this field; while the critics hail him as one of the essential interpreters of contemporary piano.

Jean-Pierre Dupuy has promoted and debuted a great many of works, among them the music of composers such as Tomás Marco (Autodafé, the piece that gave Dupuy the UNESCO Grand Prize in 1976), Luis de Pablo, John Cage, Giacinto Scelsi, Francisco Guerrero, Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny, Joan Guinjoan, Henri Cowell, Bruno Maderna, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Morton Feldman etc.

A great promoter of culture, he has brought an endless list of works by young composers to public attention.

Jean-Pierre Dupuy was the founder and director of the Solars Vortices ensemble, with whom he has debuted over 400 works the world over. A renowned teacher since 1994, he leads a busy life in Europe and the United States with his workshops and master classes. Dupuy’s discography is of major importance and, as an example, we need only mention his recital of Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano, by John Cage, published by Milano Dischi’s Stradivarius collection.

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