Jean-Marie COTTET

Jean-Marie COTTET


CRR Paris



After his studies at the Conservatory of Geneva, Jean-Marie Cottet was awarded of five “First Prizes” at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris: piano, chamber music, harmony, counterpoint and accompaniment. Coached by Jacques Rouvier for the piano and Jean Hubeau for chamber music, he receives awards in various international competitions: “Jaen” (Spain, 1983), “Casadesus” (Cleveland, 1985), “Dino Ciani” (Milano, 1986). He finished his studies at the “Banff centre”, Canada, (M. Pressler, G.Sebok) and in London with Maria Curcio. He produces himself in concerts all around the world: Europe, Asia, America and Middle-East. Jean-Marie Cottet plays as soloist, with orchestra as well as chamber music, which he performs in various formations; among his partners, Emma Johnson, Donk Suk Kang, Yvan Chiffoleau, Philippe Müller…he also founded the Duo Chin-Cottet with Judy Chin (2 pianos/4 hands). He records for radios, televisions and CD. Composer (“Marcel Joste” prize when he was 18 years old) and director of a piano collection by the publisher Lemoine, he wrote the piano parts of Charlier transcendental Etudes for trumpet (Balquhidder Edition, USA). Cottet is permanent soloist of the Ensembles “Court-Circuit » and “Alternance”. He expresses his natural relationship with music of our time by often playing “premieres”: Concerto of the American composer Roger Reynolds at the “Centre Georges Pompidou” in Paris, concertos of Martin Matalon and Philippe Hurel ... Professor at the CRR Paris, he is regularly invited to give master classes in France (Nice, Musicalp) and abroad (Europe, Far Eastern). He has given masterclasses on contemporary repertoire in numerous places, such as Berlin Hanns Eisler Hoschule.