West Sussex Guitar Club

Charity No. 1124762

Patrons: Gary Ryan & Fabio Zanon

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Judicaël Perroy

Judicaël Perroy was born in Paris in 1973. At the age of 7, he began guitar studies at the Paris Academy of Music. During the period from 1983 to 1988, Judicaël studied with Delia Estrada, then Raymond Gratien at the National School Academy of Aulnay-sous-Bois. An acknowledged prodigy by the age of 11, he played two Vivaldi Concertos conducted by famous French musician André Girard at the Theatre of Le Mans in 1984 and won the Second Prize of the International Competition of the Ile-de France at the 14 years of age. In 1988 he was awarded a unanimous First Prize with a special mention at the Academy of Aulnay-sous-Bois. Perroy’s studies continued under the tutelage of Roberto Aussel and Daniel Lavialle.

In 1992 Judicaël won a unanimous first prize and the Prix du Publique (prize awarded by the audience) at the René Bartoli International Competition.

In 1994 Judicaël earned his diploma at the Ecole Normale of Paris in the class of Alberto Ponce and won the 7th International Competition of Bourg-Madame, a competition in which the audience selects the prize-winner. In 1996 he graduated from the Paris National Conservatoire of Music, earning the highest placement in his class. In October 1997, Perroy won the Guitar foundation of America International Solo Competition in La Jolla, California and took is GFA "Winner's Tour of the Americas" performing over 60 concerts and master classes.

Since then, he extensively tours in France (including multiple performances for the National Radio in "France-Musiques"), Guadeloupe, Tahiti, Martinique Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italia, Denmark, Russia, Yugoslavia, Singapore, Australia, USA, Mexico, Canada…

Judicael Perroy plays Sor's Second Sonata 3rd and 4th part.

Five CDs are currently available: one under the French label Quantum (the CD was awarded a 5 stars Prize by the French magazine Diapason); the second CD Aspen Suite was recorded in Colorado. A third CD of duos was edited with the flautist Florence Bellon for the collection Méditation of Bayard Presse, and a fourth for the same collection with the harpist Joanna Kozielska. In February 2000, he recorded a piece by Nikita Koshkin in trio with the composer himself and Frank Koonce for the CD Company Soundset. A video of a live performance in Lubbock (Texas) has also been recorded for the label Mel Bay in 1999.

In 1995, he was awarded the "CA", the highest teaching certificate that an individual must have in order to teach in a National Academy. Whereas Judicaël usually teaches at the National Academy of Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris, he stood in for Stephen Robinson, the guitar teacher at Stetson University in DeLand (Florida) for the first semester 2000. Website