Jamal Moqadem

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Jamal Moqadem commenced his musical studies at the Montpellier Conservatoire National Régional, studying both piano and percussion. He subsequently benefitted from the tutelage of Denis Pascal at the Rueil Malmaison (Paris) Conservatoire National Régional. 

In 2000, he accepted a place at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying under Ronan O’Hora and Paul Roberts. Returning to France three years later, he chose to study accompaniment under Michel Tranchant at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon (CNSMDL) where he obtained first prizes in accompaniment and chamber music. 

Jamal has also taken part in many master classes given by celebrated pianists such as Maria Joao Pirers, Laurent Cabasso, Jean-Francois Heisser, Jean-Claude Pennetier, and Leslie Howard, principally at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles. As an accompanist, he has received coaching on melody and lied from Francois le Roux, Udo Reinemann, Michel Piquemal, and Thomas Quasthoff. 

Jamal is currently Professor of Accompaniment at the CNSMDL. He is laureate of the International Lied Competition at Entschede in Holland. 

He is much in demand as an accompanist; he has taken part in the Radio France Festival Presences, the Reims Flaneries Musicales, the Festivals of Sylvanès and Ambronnay. Among others, he has accompanies the tenor Jean-Paul Fouchécourt in the lyrical show Les Menu Plaisirs; the trombonist Eric le Chartier, principal trombone of the Lyon Opera House, creating the duo Le Chartier-Moqadem; the mezzo-soprano Anaīk Morel; the tenor Julien Behr; the Vocal Ensemble Dames de Choeur at St. Etienne, and the Michel Piquemal Vocal Ensemble. He also accompanied Dame Felicity Lott in Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine at the Lyon Opera House, where he is often in demand as Chorus Master. In addition to his teaching, he accompanies the cello class of Anne Castinel at the CNSMDL. 

Jamal’s passion for discovering the vast store of unrecognized French repertoire for four-hand piano led him in 2011 to create Duo Miroirs with the pianist Marion Jacquard.