- Licence de Concerts, Paris Ecole Normale de Musique, 1973
- Premier Prix de Virtuosite avec distinction, Geneva Conservatory, 1977
Jean-Louis Haguenauer is professor of music in piano at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he has been on faculty since 1998. He was previously professor of piano at the Strasbourg Conservatory in France.
Haguenauer has performed extensively throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia. He has appeared as a soloist on virtually every important concert series in France and has performed regularly on Radio France and French national television. He has also participated in numerous summer festivals, including La Roque d’Anthéron, Radio-France Montpellier, Jacobins de Toulouse, Orangerie de Sceaux, les Arcs, Library of Congress Summer Chamber Festival, Indiana University Summer Music, and Kreeger Museum Chamber Festival.
As a chamber musician, Haguenauer has collaborated with the Fine Arts, Ébène, and Pacifica quartets, Percussions de Strasbourg, Ensemble Accroche-Notes, and a host of distinguished instrumentalists and vocalists. He is a founding member of the Galpérine-Tsan-Haguenauer Piano Trio, launched in Paris in 1988. From 1991 to 1997, he was a member of the Florence Gould Hall Chamber Players, and from 2003 to 2007, he was the pianist of the American Chamber Players.
He graduated from the École Normale de Musique in Paris and the Geneva Conservatory, with Germaine Mounier, Louis Hiltbrand, and Jean Fassina as his principal mentors. In addition to piano studies, he pursued composition and musical analysis with such luminaries as Nadia Boulanger and Henri Dutilleux. He is a Yehudi Menuhin Foundation Prize winner.
Haguenauer has recorded the bulk of Debussy’s piano music, solo repertoire by Schumann and Liszt (transcriptions of Beethoven’s first and second symphonies), and chamber music by Weber, Bloch, Berlioz, Ropartz, Stravinsky, and Denisov. His four-CD complete recording of Debussy’s melodies with some of the best French singers of the time was released as a celebration of Debussy’s one-hundred fiftieth birthday. The project was supported in part by an IU New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grant.