Born in 1980, he began playing the piano at the age of 6 and the organ at the age of 11. A student of Brigitte Engerer, Jean Koerner and Christian Ivaldi, he obtained four premiers prix (piano, chamber music, piano accompaniment, harmony) at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
He went on to win prizes at several international competitions (Lyon, the ARD-Musikwetteberb in Munich, Trieste, the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna) as both soloist and chamber musician. Jonas Vitaud continues to give performances in recital and appears regularly at numerous famous festivals in Europe and throughout the world as la Roque d’Anthéron, La Folle Journée in Nantes, Tokyo, Yekaterinburg and Warsaw, the Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, the Goslar festival, the Richard Strauss Festival at Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany, Autunno Musicale at Caserta in Italy, iDans in Istanbul, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, and French May in Hong Kong, and has also performed at the Phillips Collection in Washington.

Jonas Vitaud has appeared as a soloist with such orchestras as the Mulhouse Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre du Capitole and Chamber Orchestra of Toulouse, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Radio Orchestra and the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.

He also accords a privileged place to chamber music. Among the artists with whom he performs are the singers Karine Deshayes, Sumi Hwang and Yumiko Tanimura, the cellists Victor Julien-Laferrière and Christian-Pierre La Marca, the violist Adrien La Marca, the pianist Adam Laloum, the clarinettist Raphaël Sévère, the violinist Mi-Sa Yang and the Quatuor Zaïde.

An enthusiastic champion of contemporary music, Jonas Vitaud has worked with creative masters such as Henri Dutilleux, Thierry Escaich, György Kurtág, Philippe Hersant and Yann Robin. These encounters, notably at the festival in Cordes-sur-Ciel, have given him an opportunity to tackle the great diversity of current musical trends and to develop his imaginative world.

In 2021, Jonas Vitaud releases a Beethoven disc on MIRARE – through a choice of works (composed in 1802 – Heilignestadt testament’s year), he put into perspective the underlying despair of the ‘Tempest’ Sonata, the calming of Opp.33 and 34, and the flamboyant optimism of the ‘Eroica’ Variations.
In 2019, Jonas Vitaud releases on MIRARE and ALPHA CLASSICS, two albums one with Mi-Sa Yang dedicated to the Mozart’s piano and violin sonatas and the other to the Russian repertoire with the cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière.
In 2018, for the Debussy centennial, Jonas Vitaud released a double album on the Mirare label, devoted to the composer’s early years, an original, ambitious project presenting ill-known aspects of Debussy’s universe.
His first solo recording, a Brahms programme, was released on Orchid Classics and [was] warmly received by the critics (Supersonic Pizzicato award, 4* in BBC Music Magazine, etc.). In 2016 he released a Tchaikovsky disc on Mirare – The Seasons and the Grand Sonata, Op.37 – which was awarded ‘5 de Diapason’.
His solo album of music by Dutilleux and Liszt on NoMadMusic was also crowned with critical success and received the Grand Prize for Solo Instrumental Recording of the Académie Charles Cros as well as ‘Choc de Classica’ and ‘5 de Diapason’. He gave numerous tribute concerts devoted to Henri Dutilleux during the year of his centenary in 2016, notably at the Limoges Opera, the Vichy Opera, the national theatres of Douai and Arras, and in London.

Jonas Vitaud has taught at the Paris National Conservatory (CNSMDP) since 2013. From 2022/2023, he became a titular piano professor. He is an associate artist of the Singer-Polignac Foundation (www.