Jean Marie Raymond > is a classical guitarist, composer, conductor and teacher. He was born in 1949, in France.
Guitarist, composer, teacher and conductor, Jean Marie RAYMOND followed his musical studies at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris with Alberto Ponce and Javier Hinojosa. He was also a student of world-renowned master Emilio Pujol.He studied composition with Yvonne Desportes and conducting with Désiré Dondeyne, both Grand Prix of Rome. First Prize of classical guitar, he obtained, in addition, the State Diploma and the Certificate of Aptitude. In 1977, he played as soloist under the direction of Seiji Ozawa with the Orchester de Paris. In 1999, he founded the French magazine "Guitare Classique". He produced a highly acclaimed recording ("Four-handed Guitar" became "Kizuna" in his augmented reissue) with his long-time friend, the great Japanese guitarist Minoru INAGAKI. He has performed internationally as a soloist and with the Trio Sortilèges (flute, guitar, cello). Much of his compositions are published at Productions d'OZ, Quebec.
His best-known compositions, when no publisher is indicated, are published at Productions d'Oz.
He has also composed many pieces for various instrumental ensembles such as: