About Jeanne Hourez
Jeanne Hourez has appeared as soloist with such orchestras as the Orchestre Symphonique de Cannes, the Orchestre Symphonique Azuréen and the Orchestre Philharmonique des Musiciens de Montréal. She also performed numerous recitals in Europe, North America, and Asia. Awards have included three Gold Prizes at the London Young Musician Competition (2021, United Kingdom), the 5th Prize of Harmonium OnlinePlus International Music Competition (2020, Armenia), the 4th Prize at the Krystian Tkaczewski International Piano Competition (2020, USA/Poland), the Grand Prize and the Public Prize at the International Piano Competition Alain Marinaro (2015, France).
An active chamber musician, Jeanne co-founded the Ensemble Benzaiten, the repertoire of which uniquely includes the mandolin and emphasises this rare instrument. In June 2018, the ensemble released a recording dedicated to Franz Schubert and Julie Thériault, a Canadian composer. They performed at the French National Radio France Musique as well as performing in several European countries and North America.
As an educator, Jeanne has been teaching for 12 years to students aged 4 to adults. She loves sharing her passion for music as she believes music should be accessible to everybody and likes to be creative and adapt in a unique way to each student. During 2020-2021, she managed her private studio of 35 students in San Francisco.
Jeanne received her bachelor’s degree from the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris where she studied with Frank Braley and a master’s degree from the University of Montreal under the guidance of Professor Dang Thai Son. Starting fall 2021, she will attend the University of Texas – Austin where she will pursue a D.M.A. with Professor Anton Nel.