Born in Marseilles in 1947, Jacques Rouvier studied with Vlado Perlemuter, Pierre Sancan, Jean Fassina and Jean Hubeau. He obtained first prizes in Piano and Chamber Music from the Paris National Music Conservatory in 1965 and 1967.
A profound and proficient musician, he has won several international prizes: the Viotti Prize in Vercilli, the Marie Canals prize in Barcelona, the Marguerite Long -Jacques Thibaud prize and the prize awarded by the Foundation de la Vocation (France). In 1970 he founded the ROUVIER-KANTOROW-MULLER Trio with which he regularly performs.
An eminent teacher, he was named Professor of Piano at the Paris National Music Conservatory in 1979, and has been often invited to do master-classes around the world: in Montreal, Vancouver, Saint-Jean-de-Luz (the Maurice Ravel Academy), and the international Music Academies in Flaine, Nice and Les Arcs.
Beginning in October 1990, he succeeded Pierre Barbizet teaching Piano-Pedagogy at the Conservatory in Marseilles.
His recordings have always been warmly received and have won prizes including the Grand Prix du Disque and the Grand Prix du Disque Francais.
Over the last 25 Years he has played innumerable concerts in France and around the world and always with great success and joy.
Jacques Rouvier’s artistic career is the reflection of his rich personality: his musical instinct, his powerful and moving poetic imagination and his perfect knowledge of the repertory have been praised by critics everywhere.