Jean-Pierre Armengaud

General presentation:

Aria of expertise: Human sciences and Humanity, Art and Music Specialty, Cultural and Artistic Engineering, Musicology and Esthetics

Laboratory: SLAM

Research topics:

Esthetic of piano-chamber music interpretation and symbolic of instrumental gesture

French Music (Satie, Debussy, Roussel, Ravel, Poulenc, Milhaud, Dutilleux, Ohana, Boulez…) and Russian Music (Scriabine, Prokofiev, Chostakovitch,Roslavetz, Loutié, Denissov, Schnittke, Goubaidoulina…) of the XIXth and XXth centuries.

Creation of comtemporary music

Inter-art Relationships (Jean Bonaventure Laurens, Camille Claudel, Russian Avant-gardes, Kandinski, Jean Dubuffet)

Cultural and Artistic Engineering, Cultural Program and Management like festivals, decentralized cultural institutions (Ile de France, PACA, Région Centre), cultural policy abroad, Radio France, Cultural Meeting Centers.


Biographie d’Erik Satie, ed. Fayard, released in September, 2009

“L’esthétique de l’interprétation pianistique” writing and coordination of an Cahier d’esthétiques edition of Paris 1 University, 2009.

“Critique et Interprétation d’Erik Satie” Inter-arts seminar Workbook (Paris 1 and Paris 4), led by Marc Jimenez, 2005.

Various articles about Dutilleux, Messiaen, Camille Claudel, Debussy, Roussel (including an analysis of six originals), Musical Symbolism in the Russian Avant-gardes

Released of a communication on “Schumann et l’autobiographie inédite de Jean-Bonaventure Laurens”, depicting an original portrait of Schumann, Colloque Robert Schumann, Rasm-Evry, 2006.


At Evry University

Musicology’s seminar on interpretation and instrumental gesture in Master 1 and 2

Musical Institutions of France’s seminar in Master 2

Classes about “Musical creation” in Master 2

Study-formation contract with Shandong University (China) and setting up of a co-bachelor degree of Music Administration.

At Université du Temps Libre

Cycle of lectures and concerts called « Piano-temps forts »

Dissertation advisor of 9 people



Hypokhâgne and Khâgne, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Department of Public Service), Dissertation at Paris 1 on “Musical Reception: an Esthetic”.

Professional experience:

Representative of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs in the PACA Region (music and dance) 1975-1982

Cultural Council Member and Director of the French Institute of Stockholm, Athens and Hamburg 1982-1990

Technical advisor at Radio France, Director of the Co-production and Broadcast Department and then of the Musical Creation 1990-1997

Associate teacher at Paris-Sorbonne University, head of the Music Administration’s DESS (Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieuses Spécialisées) 1993-1998

Senior lecturer then HDR (Habilité à Diriger des Recherches) Professor at Evry Val d’Essonne University

Head of the Music Department and Master degree, founder and head of the RASM Laboratory 1998-2003 and 2005-2009

Other responsibilities:

In charge of the University Culture Service 2001-2003 and 2005-2008

President of the University Recrutement Committee for Music (18th CNU Section) 2005-2009

Founder and director of the “Les Friches Musicales” Music Festival, 2005-2009

Director of the Royal Abbey Fontevraud 2003-2005

Other activities:

Author of nearly 30 commented piano recordings:

2003: Re-edition of Erik Satie’s Complete Piano Music (with Dominique Merlet for two pianos), Mandala-Harmonie

2004: Release of Debussy’s Complete Work for Piano (including world premiere), Arts-Music, Munich

2006: Release of Albert Roussel’s Complete Piano Music (including 6 world premieres), Mandala-Harmonia Mundi

2008: Release of Olivier Messiaen’s the Quartet for the End of Time and Darius Milhaud’s La Création du Monde (for quartet and piano), with Paul Klee Quartet of Venice, Blue Serg