Jun Kanno



KANNO Jun was born in Japan (Matsue), and graduated from the Faculty of Music at the University of Toho Gakuen.

After he met Yvonne Loriod and Olivier Messiaen in Tokyo, he entered the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris (class of Yvonne Loriod) in 1978 with a scholarship of the French government. KANNO Jun won the there in piano and chamber music in 1981.

In 1982, he was unanimously awarded the by the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.

Since then KANNO Jun has been working with Germaine Mounier, Vlado Perlemuter, Gyorgy Sebok, and Wladimir Horbowski. He assisted Vlado Perlemuter and Germaine Mounier to give their master classes in Japan between 1986 and 1988.

KANNO Jun was a prize-winner at, among others, the Viotti Competition, at the International Chamber Music Competition of Paris, and at the International Piano Competition of Catanzaro.

Since 1987, ha has played with the Chamber Orchestra of Berlin, the National Orchestra of Cracow, the Chamber Orchestra of Salzburg, the Chamber Orchestra of Praha, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Japan Philharmonic, and the Korean National Orchestra.

KANNO Jun plays regularly with the Vienna String Quartet, the Berlin String Quartet, and the Mozarteum Quartet of Salzburg. With Karlheinz Franke, first violin of the Mozarteum Quartet, he played all over Europe under the name of the Mozarteum Duo Salzburg. He plays frequently with Pierre Amoyal, Bruno Pasquier, and Daniel Grosgurin. Important concert tours are scheduled through Japan and Spain with Daniel Grosgurin, Swiss cellist, in 2002.

In Paris where he lives, he gives several recitals at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees and the Salle Gaveau. He is regularly invited to perform not only in many European countries ( London - St. John’s, Rome - Teatro Ghione) but also in the South America and the Middle East.

KANNO Jun gave his first recital in the U.S.A. in 1998, since then, he is invited every year to perform there and to give master classes at different unversities (Hartford, Southern Illinois). Member of the managing committee of the 1st Sendai International Music Competition in 2001, he has often been invited on the juries of such international competitions as Porto, Ibla, Catanzaro, Sennigalia.

KANNO Jun is a professor at the Juan Pedro Carrero Music School in Barcelona since 1996, and holds master classes in Europe, North America, and Japan.

During the season 2001-2002, he is invited to perform in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Danemark, Switzerland, Germany, U.S.A., and Japan.

KANNO Jun has recorded a CD dedicated to Ravel and Messiaen at Thesis, and three other CD in Japan that contain the works from Bach to Debussy ( Preludes 2nd book).