A graduate of The Juilliard School of Music and Dance in New York 2013, Jules Matton was noticed by John Corigliano, who commended the “remarkable talent and impeccable technique” of his student. Jules Matton has been praised for his work on numerous occasions, and among his recognitions are: laureate of the Fondation Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet pour la Vocation (2010), Award of Excellence of the Catholic Institute of Paris (2013), Fondation d’Entreprise Banque Populaire (2015), as well as laureate in 2017 of the Ile-de-Créations competition (Public’s Prize).
As a pianist, trained by Valery Sigalevitch, Jules Matton has been performed at festivals such as the Vacances de Monsieur Haydn, the European Festival of Young Talents, and the Centre de Musique de Chambre de Paris. Mr. Matton has collaborated with musicians and ensembles such as Jérôme Pernoo, Jodie Devos, Bruno Philippe, Thomas Dunford, Anastasia Kobekina, the National Orchestra of Ile-de France, the Orchestra of Picardy, the Juilliard Orchestra and the Chapelle Harmonique, among others. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the Catholic Institute in Paris.
In Autumn 2017, Jules Matton, recognised for his strength and great freedom of expression, was named composer-in-residence at the Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne. His first opera, The Odyssey, was premiered in April 2018 in this theatre. A second production will take place at the Opéra de Lille in December of 2018.
At the same time, Mr. Matton signed his first chamber music recording contract with Fondamenta, alongside Jeanne Crousaud, Remy David Yulzari, Guillaume Vincent, Fleur Grüneissen, Yan Levionnois, Pierre Génisson and the Debussy String Quartet.
In September 2018, he was nominated for the composition prize: 20th Grand Prix Lycéeen des Compositeurs and will appear as guest composer at the Opus 39 of the d’Auvers-sur-Oise Festival.