Author & Composer
Jean-Pierre Hadida was born in 1960 in Oran, Algeria. His family moved to Paris, France when he was 2 years old. As a youth, he entered the Antony Conservatory of Music to study classical guitar with master Jean Mourat. Later, he was drawn to the piano and it’s infinite possibilities as he began to pursue what would soon become his passion: musical composition. In the mid 80′s, he produced the radio program known as “Cocktail”, working with famous artists such as Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Jacques Goldman and Foreigner. Jean-Pierre Hadida’s first musical told the epic journey of Ulysses in “Ulysses, the musical” (2002). In 2008, encouraged by Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Misérables) he paid a heartfelt tribute to Anne-Frank putting her story into words and music in “Anne” played at the theatre du Gymnase in Paris (2008). Since then, he’s written and produced “Singing at the Bistro” at the Réservoir (2010) and in collaboration with Alicia Sebrien, “The Pirate and the Doll” (2013), and “School of Little Monsters” (2015) at the Comédie Bastille. This fruitful collaboration led to “Madiba the Musical” (2016), their latest work, which celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela.