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Jean-Michel Dayez


Born near Valenciennes in the north of
France, he graduated from the Valenciennes
and Lille Conservatoires, then joined
Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden’s class at the
Brussels Royal Conservatory (1997). A
year later he graduated with flying colours
and was awarded the Special Jury
Prize. In 1998, he was admitted to the
Chapelle Musicale Reine Elizabeth where
he studied for three years and graduated
with the highest honors.
He then studied composition and accompaniment
at the Paris CNSMD, graduating
in 2004.
A laureate of several competitions (Tenuto
Competition, Brussels; Emmanuel
Darlet International Competition, Antwerp,
where he was awarded the Press
Prize), he received grants from the Émile
Bernheim Foundation (Brussels) and the
Meyer Foundation (Paris) in 2004.
A fine chamber musician, J.-M. Dayez also plays the great concerto repertoire
(Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Liszt, Mozart…)
and his recital programmes range
from Bach to Berio.
He has recorded the complete works of
Fauré for cello and piano, and Beethoven’s
five sonatas for cello and piano, respectively
with cellists Xavier Gagnepain and
Nicolas Deletaille. He has also recorded
Franck’s quintet with piano.
Jean-Michel Dayez currently teaches at
the Lille Conservatoire.

Discography at Hortus

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