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Born to a French father and a Sino-Vietnamese mother, Marie-Josephe Jude began studying harp and piano in Nice. She proved to be a very precocious artist, as she received her diploma (1er prix) in piano performance and a B.Mus. in harp performance from the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris barely three years later. She then went on to be a finalist in the highly prestigious Clara Haskil competition in 1989, and won the «New Talent» award at the Victoires de la Musique in 1995.

Since then, she has played in halls and festivals around the world.

Chamber music gives her the opportunity to play with Jean-François Heisser, E.Strosser, C.Desert, M.Beroff, and F.Chaplin. String and wind instrument repertoire leads her to collaborate with L.Claret, H.Demarquette, L.Korcia, P.Moragues, X.Phillips, and M.Portal, and lieder allow her to share the stage with M.Delunsch and J.Correas. She also performs regularly as a violin and piano duo with the violinist Jean Marc Phillips-Varjabedian. Lastly, she collaborates regularly on ballets with her brother Charles Jude, principal dancer and director of the Bordeaux ballet.

She is also no stranger to the recording studio. Since 1993, she has been recording the complete Brahms solo piano works (five albums on the Lyrinx label have come out so far). She has also recorded Mendelssohn (Lyrinx, Choc du Monde de la Musique and ffff from Telerama), Jolivet (Lyrinx, Diapason d’Or, and ffff from Telerama), Dutilleux and Ohana (Harmonia Mundi, Choc du Monde de la Musique), among others.