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Born in Saint-Louis (Réunion Island), Jean-Christophe Dijoux moved to Paris to continue his piano studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur, where he discovered the sound of early instruments. After studying harpsichord and thorough bass with Françoise Marmin and Frédéric Michel, he graduated with distinction in the harpsichord classes of Robert Hill and Michael Behringer at the Hochschule für Musik of Freiburg (Germany). Subsequently, he entered the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel, Switzerland) where he completed his basso continuo degree in the class of Jörg-Andreas Bötticher. He also took improvisation lessons with Nicola Cumer and Rudolf Lutz, and currently receives guidance from Marieke Spaans and Françoise Lengellé.


Jean-Christophe was the harpsichordist of the Orchestre Francais des Jeunes (OFJ) in 2010 and of the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO) in 2012 under the direction of Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Riccardo Minasi, Margaret Faultless and Paul Agnew. He is laureate of several competitions: Viseu and Porto International Competitions (Portugal), F.L.A.M.E. International Competition (France), Telemann International Competition (Germany, special prize for the best continuo realization).

In 2014 Jean-Christophe was awarded the 1st prize at the 19th International Bach Competition in Leipzig. More recently, in July 2015, the ensemble "Alter Klang", co-founded with the flute player Anne Freitag (winner of the MAfestival international Competition in Bruges), won 1st prize both at the chamber music competition of L'Aquila and San Ginesio (Italy).


Jean-Christophe has performed as soloist or as part of ensembles at the Printemps des Arts Festival in Nantes, the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the AMUZ Festival in Antwerp, the Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival, the Bachfest in Leipzig, the Telemann-Festtage in Magdeburg among others. He was invited at the national French radio (Radio France) and the WDR (Cologne). Also interested in contemporary music, he performs with the Ensemble 2e2m. In 2012, he gave lectures about opera and its social context at the Paris Institut for Political Studies (Sciences Po). His first solo CD "Varietas" was released on Genuin Classics in June 2016 and has already been praised by the critic.