Jérôme Pernoo: An open-minded and eclectic musician who plays both the modern and baroque cello, Jérôme Pernoo is also sensitive to the diversity of artistic inventiveness and participates in less traditional projects. For instance, he has collaborated with the choreographer Régine Chopinot in a staged production of Bach's Suites for Solo Cello, which toured worldwide.

The season 2008/09 was highlighted by the World Premiere of the cello concerto Guillaume Connesson has dedicated to him, with the Orchestre of the Rouen Opera, in Rouen and Paris. In 2011 he will perform this masterwork several times in France and at the Enescu Festival in Rumania. Further plans include, among others, Schumann's cello concerto with the Ensemble Matheus and Jean-Christophe Spinosi as well as the world premiere of a cello concerto by Jérémie Rhorer.

Jérôme Pernoo is founder and artistic director of the music festival Les vacances de Monsieur Haydn in La Roche Posay, which first edition took place in September 2005.

Jérôme Pernoo's discography includes Bach's Suites for cello (live 1998), the Ricercati by degli Antonii and Gabrielli (2002), the Rachmaninov sonata associated with the quatre Pièces, and the Frank Bridge Sonata for cello and piano, which he recorded with Jérôme Ducros (2002), the Cello concerto Nr. 2 by Saint-Saens with the Orchestre de Bretagne under Nicolas Chalvin (Timpani Records, 2006) and the Cello concerto by Offenbach with Les Musiciens du Louvre under Marc Minkowski (Archiv-Deutsche Grammophon, 2006). Just released his new CD-recording (for Ligia digital) with Jérôme Ducros including works by Beethoven (among others Kreutzer Sonata in the transcription by Czerny) and Ducros's music for DECCA.

He plays a baroque cello and a piccolo cello. Both instruments are Italian and were built in the 18th century by the Milanese School. He also plays a modern cello made for him by Franck Ravatin.