Biography

Jeanne-Peri started playing the piano at the age of 4. After taking some private lessons she enrolled to La Schola Cantorum in Paris in 1998 where she took piano and theory lessons until 2004. Thanks to her musical abilities and hard work she was chosen to represent her class at annual end-of-year concerts and skipped ahead a grade. She also attended numerous music summer camps in France and Italy.

 

 

In 2004, she moved to Bodrum, Turkey, where she continued her musical education with private lessons, preparing to enter the Dokuz Eylul University State Conservatory in Izmir. In the meantime, in 2006 she attended the masterclasses of Deniz Gelenbe, David Dolan and Gulsin Onay organized within the International Gumusluk Classical Music Festival. She still remains a "friend of the festival" today. 

 

 

In 2008, after deciding she did not want to pursue a career as a pianist but instead, as a filmmaker, Jeanne-Peri took a break from classical music. She continued playing the piano as a hobby, mainly playing scores from her favorite movies and other songs she liked to listen to. Her composing career began slowly in 2009 with a first composition inspired by a poem. She performed her compositions publicly for the first time during a concert organized with the Bodrum Interact Club, where she was accompanied by professional musicians and sopranos. After moving to Istanbul in 2010 to finish the last two years of highschool  she recorded her first album at Babajim Studios. Thanks to the great support and opportunities her new music teacher at the school gave her, she was selected to play before faculty with her own creations and also helped create a school band where composers came together to write and participate in numerous musical competitions. 

Once she moved back to Paris, France in 2011 to pursue her education in Film Studies at the University of Paris Diderot - Paris VII, she continued composing on her own, finding inspiration in poems or current experiences. Because she wanted to be a director, music wasn't a priority but more of a hobby, where she could find comfort and happiness. After two internships in Los Angeles in 2013 and 2014 and one in Paris in 2014, it was in 2015 that she decided she wanted to be a film composer instead of a director. 

While continuing her Master's Degree at the University of Paris Diderot - Paris VII, she enrolled back at La Schola Cantorum in 2015 to take piano, theory, composition, harmony and orchestration classes. After two years there, she is now continuing her musical education at the Mozart State Conservatory where she attends Sibelius, Orchestration, Harmony and Film Music classes. In parallel  she is participating in masterclasses and film music competitions, going to festivals and many more. She recently finished scoring the original soundtrack of a short film and is currently working on the music for a video game. Always in search of new projects and ideas, she likes to challenge herself and take on different projects in order to expand her knowledge and abilities. 

 

© 2016 by Jeanne-Peri Foucault