Welcome to Didier Castell-Jacomin's website
When I had my first piano lessons with Miss Ravel at the age of four, I could not imagine that one day I would explore this world so deeply. It was unbelievable for me to perform my first concert at the age of five!
My grandmother insisted, with success, that I should go to the conservatory in Rennes and after that to Nice where I passed and got all my diplômas.
Through a friend of mine I met Catherine COLLARD. I was enchanted by the charm of her interpretations, and that was the reason why I continued my studies with her in St. Maur, near Paris.
One day, when I was too early for my sight‐reading teacher, I heard her playing, through a door, the Schumann fantasy. I was so amazed to hear this excellent interpretation, that later I asked her with whom she studied. She answered that she had lessons with Maestro Fausto ZADRA in Lausanne.
It took some time and talking but she introduced me to her Maestro. It was quite a shock for me to meet such a genius. Maestro ZADRA accepted me at the CIEM Mozart in Lausanne. I was his student for twelve years, I was then eighteen years, and I then really started to consider music a very serious way for me to go through life. It is since then that I dedicated my life to music, meaning that I feed my inspiration everywhere and from everyone. That is the reason why I perform on stage, to return all the emotions I receive from you and to share the beauty of the works written by our ingenius composers of the past through my own émotions.
My various experiences took me from the Carnegie Hall, to the Berlin Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw, Baden Baden, Theatre de l'Athenee, with various conductors such as Werner Stiefel, Manzone, F. Zadra or Joris Bartsh-Buhle but I also want to share music in all kind of places, so be not surprised to find me in a nursing home, in a very small place where they do not have a proper place to organize a classical recital.
Since music is emotion, I wanted to leave a trace of of my interpretations, and I did so with some CD’ s under different labels, and with various composers from Mozart to Cecile Chaminade.
Please discover my site and enter my world, I wish you a nice visit.