Jean-Louis Haguenauer

Jean-Louis Haguenauer, Professor of Piano at the IU Jacobs School of Music, has performed extensively throughout Europe and the United States. He has appeared as a soloist on virtually every important concert series in France and has performed often on Radio France and French national television. Haguenauer 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, and Kreeger Museum Chamber Festival.

As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with the Fine Arts, Ébène and Arriaga quartets, the Percussions de Strasbourg, the Ensemble Accoche-Notes and a host of distinguished instrumenalists 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 2003-07 he was the pianist of the American Chamber Players. He has been concertizing with Tenor Gilles Ragon for 20 years, successfully exploring both French and German repertoire.  Haguenauer 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.

Renowned as an interpreter of the French repertoire, Haguenauer has recorded the bulk of Debussy’s piano music as well as solo repertoire by Liszt, chamber music by Weber, Bloch, Berlioz, Ropartz, Stravinsky, Denisov and Liszt's transcriptions of Schumann songs and of Beethoven’s Third Symphony.  His complete recording of Debussy's melodies, with some of the best French singers of the time, has just been released as a celebration of Debussy's 150th birthday. Haguenauer was the subject of the feature film La Spirale du Pianiste, which continues to be shown in French theaters.