Grisha Goryachev / Jérôme Mouffe Duo
Concert: 4:00 pm Saturday, Sept. 7
Jérôme Mouffe is a virtuoso guitarist from Belgium who has dazzled international audiences with his passionate and spontaneous playing. Jérôme has toured throughout the Unites States and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician.
At just 20 years old, Jérôme earned his Master of Music degree with honors in the class of Hugues Navez at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles. He then earned a Postgraduate Diploma at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, studying with the renowned masters Eliot Fisk and Ricardo Gallen. He also studied flamenco with the renowned Spanish guitarist Antonio Segura in Brussels.
In 2009 Jerome was invited to perform at the Agustin Barrios Mangore Festival in Brussels, where he shared the stage with his mentor, Eliot Fisk, in addition to performing his own solo recital at the prestigious Flagey Concert Hall. These performances were broadcast on Belgian national public radio Musiq3 and Klara Radio.
In addition to his career as a soloist, Jérôme is an active chamber-music performer. He has performed with guitarists Eliot Fisk and Grisha Goryachev, flutist Benjamin Smolen, violinist Emil Altschuler, tenor Gregorio Rangel, and soprano Sarah-Luise Traubel.
In 2008 his Duo Musagète, founded with flutist Benjamin Smolen, won the New England Conservatory Honors Ensemble Prize, which included a recital in Jordan Hall in the spring of 2009. Inspired and coached by the renowned Fisk/Robinson guitar and flute duo, they are actively developing a extensive repertoire through both transcriptions and newly composed works.
Jérôme released his debut CD, "Capriccio", on the VGo Recordings label in 2009.
Mr. Mouffe is currently finishing his doctoral studies at New England Conservatory in Boston. His final dissertation focuses on the collaboration between composer and performer in the shaping of Robert Beaser’s Guitar Concerto. His research interests also include improvisation and operatic influences in early nineteenth-century guitar music.
In high demand as a teacher, Jérôme maintains a private guitar studio in Boston, Massachusetts.