In 2019 Jean-Paul Gasparian released an All-Chopin solo CD for the Évidence Classics label, which has been enthusiastically welcomed in France and abroad. In 2018 he had released his first solo CD, dedicated to Russian Music and unanimously praised by critics. In February 2020 he received the Thierry Scherz Prize for the best recital performance at the Gstaad Festival (Switzerland) which will offer him the recording of a CD with orchestra with the Claves label.
He is the winner of the Bremen European Competition 2014 and has been a laureate at many other competitions including the José Iturbi Competition 2015 (4th prize and special prize for contemporary music), Lyon International Competition 2013 (3rd prize), Hastings International Concerto Competition 2013 (3rd prize), Tel-Hai Concerto Competition 2012, semi-finalist of the Geza Anda Competition in 2015 and the Rubinstein Competition 2017. He is also the piano Laureate of the Cziffra Foundation Prize 2015.
He has obtained the 1st Philosophy Prize at the Concours Général des Lycéens de France (French national contest) in 2013.
Jean-Paul Gasparian has played with Orchestras such as the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, Bremer Philharmoniker, Robert-Schumann Philharmonie, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Musikkolegium Winterthur, Serbian Radio-Television Orchestra, Montenegro Symphonic Orchestra, Murcia Symphonic Orchestra, Valencia Symphonic Orchestra, Orchestre de chambre Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen, Orchestre de Normandie, Orchestre Symphonique de Caen, performing Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Gershwin concertos.
He also replaced at last minute Christian Zacharias in Chemnitz (Germany) with Mozart’s 24th Concerto under famous Austrian conductor Leopold Hager, in January 2018.
Jean-Paul has given recitals at important festivals, among them : Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron, Nohant Festival Chopin, Piano aux Jacobins, Flâneries de Reims (broadcasted live on Medici.tv), Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, Festival Radio-France de Montpellier, Festival de Menton, Kissinger Sommer Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, and has played in venues such as the Salzburg Mozarteum, Bremen’s Die Glocke, Belgrade’s Kolarac, Tonhalle Zürich, Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle, the Salle Flagey in Brussels, the Salle Molière in Lyon, the Auditorium de l’Opéra de Bordeaux, the Louis Vuitton Foundation (broadcasted live on Radio Classique), the Maison de la Radio, the Salle Cortot and Salle Gaveau in Paris.
His Schumann Second Sonata Live in Nohant 2015 has been released together with Aldo Cicccolini’s last recital, as the first album of the Nohant Festival Archives. And Classica Magazine has ranked Jean-Paul among the 10 most promising young pianists of his generation.
Born in Paris in 1995, Jean-Paul Gasparian studied at Paris National Conservatoire with Olivier Gardon, Jacques Rouvier, Michel Beroff, Laurent Cabasso, Claire Désert and Michel Dalberto. Jean-Paul has been member of international piano masterclasses with Elisso Virsaladze and Tatiana Zelikman, selected for the Verbier Academy 2014, and Prize Winner of the Salzburg Academy 2010. In 2018, he gratuated from the Royal College of Music in London (Artist Diploma), with Prof. Vanessa Latarche.
Jean-Paul is supported by the Safran Foundation for Music. Jean-Paul Gasparian is a Steinway Artist.