Born in Nantes, Jérôme Pernoo studied with Germaine Fleury, Xavier Gagnepain and Philippe Muller at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris. In 1994, he became a prize winner at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow as well as at the Rostropovitch Competition in Paris and, in 1996, he won the UNISA Competition in Pretoria.
Jérôme Pernoo has performed with most of the major French symphony orchestras as well as with the Deutsches-Symfonie Orchester Berlin, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Wiener Symphoniker, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Bavarian State Orchestra in Munich, the Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stockholm, the National Orchestra of Spain in Madrid.
He appears in recital with the pianist Jérôme Ducros on some of the world’s most renowned stages: the Wigmore Hall in London, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Cité de la Musique in Paris. His others partners in chamber music are Alina Ibragimova, Renaud Capuçon, Gérard Caussé, Antoine Tamestit, Henri Demarquette, Christophe Coin, Frank Braley, Nicholas Angelich, Eric Le Sage, Bertrand Chamayou, Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, quatuors Ebène, Modigliani, Chiaroscuro.
Dedicatee of works by composers such as Guillaume Connesson, Jérôme Ducros or Jérémie Rhorer, Jérôme Pernoo performed Guillaume Connesson’s cello concerto in 2008 and Jérémie Rhorer’s cello concerto with the Orchestre de Pau-Pays de Béarn.
Jérôme Pernoo is founder and artistic director of the music festival Les vacances de Monsieur Haydn in La Roche Posay, which first edition took place in September 2005. In 2015, he created the Centre de musique de chamber de Paris (Salle Cortot).
Jérôme Pernoo’s discography includes the Cello concerto by Offenbach with Les Musiciens du Louvre under Marc Minkowski (Deutsche Grammophon, 2006) and the Cello concerto by Guillaume Connesson with Jean-Christope Spinosi (Deutsche Grammophon, 2013). With Jérôme Ducros, he recorded works by Beethoven (among others Kreutzer Sonata in the transcription by Czerny) and Ducros’s music for Decca.
Engagements for the current season include concerts at Salle Corto, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and performances the Trier Philharmonic Orchestra in Trier and the Aachen Symphony Orchestra in Aachen.
Jérôme Pernoo plays a baroque cello and a piccolo cello. Both instruments are Italian and were built in the 18th century in Milan. He also plays a modern cello made for him by Franck Ravatin.
Information for May 2018