Jean-François ROUCHON

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Jean-François ROUCHON

Baritone • Lyrical voice

SPECIALTIES

  • French melodie
  • Lied

BIOGRAPHY

Jean-François ROUCHON holds Masters degrees in singing, chamber music and pedagogy from the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon. He also studied at the Guildhall school of music and drama in London, then at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the class of Lieder interpretation, notably with Udo Reinemann, Mitsuko Shirai, Sarah Walker, Wolfgang Holzmair. At the same time, he received the advice of the German baritone Thomas Quasthoff. Very early on, he oriented his singing activities towards the chamber music repertoire, winning the French Melody Prize at the European competition in Mâcon and, in 2009, the 2nd Prize at the International Lieder and Melody Competition in Enschede (Netherlands).

His concerts and recitals have taken him to many halls and festivals in France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, as well as China and Japan, alongside pianists Billy Eidi, Michel Tranchant, Jamal Moqadem and Noël Lee. He also performs as a soloist with orchestra, such as at the Folle journée de Nantes, where he performs Gustav Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder. He has been heard regularly on France-Musique in programmes and concerts devoted to Lieder and melody.

On the lyric scene, he specialises in Mozart roles and French opera (Ramiro in L’Heure espagnole by Maurice Ravel, the Husband in Les Mamelles de Tirésias by Francis Poulenc…). He sings the title role in Claude Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande on numerous occasions.

Very involved in teaching and research since the beginning of his career, Jean-François Rouchon holds a certificate of aptitude and teaches lyric singing at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Cergy-Pontoise and at the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles. He regularly gives master classes in Japan and has developed extensive experience in teaching singing at a distance. His doctoral work as a performer (Music: research and practice) devoted to the melodies of Charles Bordes (1863-1909) and completed in 2016 was awarded the Prix du Mozarteum de France.

Jean-François ROUCHON has recently recorded a complete recording of Beethoven’s Volkslieder released by Warner Classics in 2020.

Online courses

99 €

I am now offering you an online singing course where all aspects of vocal practice can be covered: vocal technique, style, interpretation, literary or theatrical advice. Whether you are at an intermediate or advanced level, I will help you discover the secrets of the vocal art so that your distance singing course will provide you with everything you need to understand, progress and flourish in your practice.

Face-to-face course

137 €

The key words in my teaching are benevolence, efficiency, patience and rigour.
Complementary to the online course, the face-to-face course will allow me to work even more deeply on the scenic dimension of singing, presence and communication with the public and musical partners.