Judicaël Perroy

Judicaël Perroy was born on July 21, 1973, in Paris. He began playing the guitar at the age of 7 at the Conservatoire Municipal Inter-arrondissements de Paris. From 1983 to 1988, he studied with Delia Estrada, and later with Raymond Gratien at the École Nationale d'Aulnay-sous-Bois, where he received a unanimous first prize with honors from the jury in June 1988.

At the age of 11, Judicaël Perroy started giving concerts, including performances as a soloist in two Vivaldi concertos with the Ensemble Instrumental du Mans, conducted by André Girard. He continued his musical studies with Robert Aussel and then with Daniel Lavialle, both of whom played a fundamental role in his artistic development.

He obtained the Concert License from the École Normale de Musique de Paris in Alberto Ponce's class in 1994, and in 1996, he won the 1st prize at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris (CNSMDP).

In 1997, he was awarded the 1st prize at the fifteenth edition of the prestigious GFA (Guitar Foundation of America) competition in San Diego, USA, which allowed him to launch his international career. Since then, he has performed in the most prestigious venues and festivals, including the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Teatro de la Republica in Mexico, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and more.

Judicaël Perroy has recorded ten albums, including two CDs dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach and Manuel Maria Ponce for Naxos, and more recently, in 2024, a recital for GHA. His teaching is highly sought after, as he regularly gives masterclasses at major universities and higher music and art schools worldwide, and his students have been winners of the most important international competitions.

From 2017 to 2020, Judicaël was a professor at the Conservatory of Music in San Francisco, USA, succeeding guitarist and composer Sergio Assad. Since then, in September 2020, he has been appointed as a guitar teacher at the Haute École Musique de Genève, succeeding guitarist and composer Dusan Bogdanovic, while also teaching at the École Supérieure Musique et Danse Nord de France since 2012.