Born in Tunisia and raised in France, Jean-Marc Luisada began learning the piano at the age of 6. Two teachers had a decisive influence on his musical orientation: Marcel Ciampi and Denyse Rivière, with whom he studied first in Paris and then at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England. He entered the Cnsm in Paris at the age of 16 where he studied piano with Dominique Merlet and chamber music with Geneviève Joy-Dutilleux.

After winning first prize in both disciplines, he took advanced classes with Nikita Magaloff and Paul Badura-Skoda, while working regularly with Milosz Magin; all three remained his teachers after he left the conservatory.

In 1983, as part of his prize at the Dino Ciani Competition, he gave a concert at La Scala in Milan, which was followed by numerous invitations from the most important Italian music societies. The following year, he made his debut in Japan, to which he has since returned regularly, and in 1985 he was a finalist in the Warsaw Competition. He is invited to festivals around the world.

An avid chamber musician, he joins the Sine Nomine, Fine Arts and Talich quartets, as well as Patrick Gallois, Gary Hoffmann, Yuzuko Horigone, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Raphaël Oleg, Françoise Pollet, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt and Laurent Korcia.

His numerous recordings include Chopin’s Waltzes and Mazurkas, Granados’ Goyescas and Poulenc’s Histoire de Babar with Jeanne Moreau for Deutsche Grammophon.

He teaches at the École normale de musique de Paris.

“Boris Berman, 71 years old, presents himself here as a first-class Brahms performer. It is striking how serene and wise his playing is. Berman has nothing left to prove, he lets the music speak for itself.” Pizzicato