Jean-François Heisser (born 7 December 1950) is a French classical pianist.
He performs regularly with the Pražák, Lindsay and Ysaÿe Quartets. With Marie-Josèphe Jude, he plays the repertoire with four hands or two pianos, interprets Bartók's two sonatas with violinist Péter Csaba. Other chamber music partners include Sandor Vegh, Augustin Dumay, Gérard Poulet, Georges Pludermacher, Pierre Amoyal, Régis Pasquier, Gérard Caussé, Michel Portal. He also participates to the Montreux, Kuhmo, Bratislava, and Turin festivals.
He gave the complete Beethoven's concertos under the direction of Louis Langrée. In 2001, he played Brahms' first concerto at a farewell concert by Yevgeny Svetlanov. In 2002, he gave the world premiere of the solo piano work by Philippe Manoury La Ville in the framework of the Piano aux Jacobins festival.
He has also played with the Moscow and Bucharest Philharmonies, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Dutch Chamber Orchestra, the RAI orchestras of Turin, Radio Sofia and Helsinki, the new Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre du Mai florentin, conducted, among others, by Zubin Mehta, Emmanuel Krivine, Marek Janowski, Myung-Whun Chung, Leif Segerstam, Michael Tilson-Thomas etc.
- Vianna da Motta (Lisbon) and Jaén, Spain (first prize) International competitions
- Soundtrack of Louis Malle's feature film Au revoir les enfants (Carrere, 1987, barcode 3218030964835)
- Paul Dukas's complete work for piano (Diapason d'or), Harmonic Records, 1988.
- Brahms' Hungarian Dances, with Marie-Josèphe Jude (Naïve Records, 2001)
- Bartók's Sonatas for violin and piano No 1 and No 2, Péter Csaba, violin (Praga Digitals, 2001)
- Schumann's Sonatas for violin and piano No 1 and No 2, 3 romances for violin and piano, Gérard Poulet, violin (Erato, 1992, 2292-45749-2)
For several years, he has specialized in the Spanish repertoire and has recorded works for piano by de Falla, Albéniz, Granados, Mompou and Turina (Erato, 1996). He also recorded pieces by Schumann, Bartók, Debussy, and Beethoven (Naïve, 2000).