Jean Dubé, born in December 1981, internationally recognized as one of the most important young pianists of our time and is appreciated for his musicality and power. “He can play everything with absolute understanding, not to mention his phenomenal technique”( Normunds Sne, conductor director of the Riga National Orchestra, 2003).

A child prodigy, he has been performing since the age of 4 and won an upright Steinway piano at the age of 9 during the national competition ” Jeunes Prodiges Mozart à Paris”. The same year, he played as a soloist at the Maison de la Radio with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra , live on France Musique. His discography already includes thirty recordings including 28cds for Syrius, Bnl and 1 under the Naxos label in addition to several dvds of concertos for French television and other foreign radio and television networks.

Very comfortable in all repertoires , including those for the left hand alone, he is one of the few pianists in the world able to play Ligeti’s piano concerto and to give in a single recital the “Vingts Regards sur l’Enfant Jésus” of Messiaen.
He likes to associate other arts with music and give themed recitals ( bells, birds, love, dance, water and gardens…)

His interpretation of the Turangalila was the best show of the year 2000 in Rigaand that of Liszt’s 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody won in 2002 the fastest replay in the history of Radio Chicago (WFMT station).

Unanimous First Prize of the national Conservatory of Paris at the age of 14 under Jacques Rouvier , he stuied with Jacqueline Robin, Catherine Collard, Vladimir Krainev, Rudolf Buchbinder, Murray Perahia and John O’Conor in Dublin, thanks to a full year Yvonne Lefébure scholarship. Winner of the European Piano Competition in Ouistreham Riva 2009, which also rewarded him the Chopin Association Prize in Nohant, he also won the First Grand Prix unanimously and the Public Prize at the Franz Liszt Competition in Utrecht 2002 as well as other international competitions ( Francis Poulenc, Bucharest, Messiaen, Bourse Yvonne Lefébure Orléans XXth Century).

Invited as a member of the jury of international competitions( Pinerolo 2004, Poulenc 2008, Chang Chun 2009, Franz Liszt Utrecht preselections 2019), he also give master classes (Finland, Hungary, Netherlands, Ecuador, Ethiopia, South Africa, China, Malta…)

He plays on all continents as a soloist, chamber music groups and with many large orchestras. He has just recorded the Liszt Sonata in addition to as CD dedicated to Native American Indian music for the Syrius label.