Jérôme Mouffe is a virtuoso guitarist from Belgium who has dazzled international audiences with his passionate and spontaneous playing. Jérôme has toured throughout the United States and Western Europe as a soloist and chamber musician. Recent performances include recitals for the Omni Concert Series in San Francisco, the New York Classical Guitar Society Second Sunday Series, the Guitar Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the MIT Little Kresge auditorium, the International Brussels Guitar Festival, and Boston GuitarFest, among others. In November 2009, Jérôme 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. His performances were broadcast on Belgian national public radios Musiq3 and Klara. In March 2011, Jérôme performed Rodrigos celebrated Concierto de Aranjuez with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Sonora conducted by Hector Reyes, in Mexico.
In May 2012, Jérôme graduated with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the New England Conservatory of Boston. His doctoral dissertation analyzes how collaboration between composer and soloist achieved an optimization of the guitars capabilities in Robert Beasers Guitar Concerto (2009). His other research interests include improvisation practices and operatic influences in early nineteenth century guitar repertoire. Jérôme was invited to teach master classes or lecture at various universities including San Jose State University (CA), University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (WI), Acadia University (Canada), Dalhousie University (Canada), University of Sonora (Mexico), and Music Conservatopia.
Jérôme has released his debut CDCapriccioon the VGo Recordings label in 2009. The album features early nineteenth century virtuoso Italian music. It includes caprices by Regondi, Legnani, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and transcriptions of Paganinis famous violin capricci for solo guitar.
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. His Duo Musagète founded with flutist Benjamin Smolen won the New England Conservatory Honors Ensemble prize in fall 2008 and consequently performed a recital in Jordan Hall in Spring 2009.
Jérôme earned his Master of Music degree magna cum laude at 20 at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, studying with Hugues Navez. He then earned a Postgraduate Diploma at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, studying with the renowned masters Eliot Fisk and Ricardo Gallen. He met and followed the master courses of numerous great musicians including David Russell, Angel Romero, Pepe Romero, Emmanuel Rossfelder, Joaquin Clerch, and Pavel Steidl, among others. He also studied flamenco with the Spanish guitarist Antonio Segura in Brussels.
has recently joined the faculty at Bridgewater State University (MA)
where he teaches a private guitar studio class, as well as general studies
courses. Based in the Boston area, Jérôme maintains a private guitar
studio made up of talented young guitarists and advanced adult players. For more
information about Jérôme s performances, research, and teaching, please visit
his website, listed below.
Office: Maxwell Library 312E
Website: www.Jérôme mouffe.net
Una Limosna por el amor de Dios (La ultima cancion)
by Agustin Barrios
Performed live at the Barrios Festival, Brussels, November 8, 2009
Eliot Fisk and Jérôme Mouffe perform
Valse Brilliante op. 18
by Frederic Chopin
with Eliot Fisk
Performed live at the Barrios Festival, Brussels, November 7, 2009
Last Modified: September 26, 2012