An entire day at the radio station France Musique dedicated to Bertrand Chamayou

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France Musique just can’t get enough of Bertrand Chamayou. The French classical music station has given the pianist free reign across an entire day of programmes on Tuesday 2 October. As Artist in Residence at Radio France, the indefatigable Chamayou will spend the whole day on the airwaves at the Maison de la Radio and other destinations, beginning with the …

Live stream: Bertrand Chamayou opens the Orchestre national de France's 2018-19 season with Saint-Saëns

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A major moment in the French classical music calendar, the Orchestre national de France’s inaugural concert for the 2018-19 season on 13 October doubled as album launch for Bertrand Chamayou, who performed the dazzling Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No.5, ‘The Egyptian’, newly released on disc with the same orchestra and Emmanuel Krivine conducting. As an encore, he offered a touching and …

Bertrand Chamayou's BBC Proms debut: Listen & watch

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Bertrand Chamayou’s spectacular Proms debut on 20 July, in the famed arena of London’s Royal Albert Hall, is available to listen to online. The Times had ample priase for this ‘mercurially light-fingered account of Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.1 by Bertrand Chamayou’, which struck the perfect balance between the work’s bravura and tenderness. The pianist was accompanied by the BBC National …

Live broadcast: listen to Bertrand Chamayou play Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

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Bertrand Chamayou was special guest soloist at the Festival Radio France in Montpellier over the weekend, performing Ravel’s thrilling Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. He was accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and brilliant young Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali. As an encore – with his two hands – he delighted the audience with the same composer’s Pavane …

A feast of summer festivals: Bertrand Chamayou at Beethovenfest, Roque d'Anthéron and more

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Bertrand Chamayou dives into a busy summer schedule over July and August with concerts and festivals in Norway, England, France, Germany and on the Amalfi Coast. He begins his summer tour north of the Arctic Circle on the Islands of Norway, as Artistic Director of the Lofoten Piano Festival 9-15 July.  There, he joins Leif Ove Andsnes, Lise de la …

Bertrand Chamayou debuts with New York Philharmonic

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Bertrand Chamayou has made his highly anticipated debut with the New York Philharmonic at the Lincoln Center, with three more concerts this week on 18, 19 and 22 May. He performs Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.1, by turns grandiose and effervescent, at the David Geffen Hall in the Lincoln Center, with Semyon Bychkov conducting the New York Philharmonic. The programme also …

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The complete programme of the 2018 BBC Proms has been revealed, with Bertrand Chamayou set to take the stage at Royal Albert Hall for the first time on Friday 20 July. He performs Mendelssohn’s precocious Piano Concerto No.1 in G Minor, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conductor Thomas Søndergård, in a programme that also includes music by …

Chamayou takes on Charles Ives' monumental 'Concord' Sonata

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Bertrand Chamayou has added the formidable Sonata No.2 ‘Concord’ by American iconoclast Charles Ives to his repertoire: one of the most notoriously difficult piano works of the twentieth century – not only for its technical demands but also its complex philosophical and literary musings. He performed the sprawling, 50-minute tour-de-force at the Printemps des Arts festival in Monte-Carlo over the …

The Guardian declares Chamayou a 'formidable Lisztian'

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Last night’s milestone solo recital at London’s Wigmore Hall saw Bertrand Chamayou’s highly-anticipated return to Liszt’s twelve Transcendental Etudes for the first time in over a decade since he recorded them in 2005. In this ambitious and demanding all-Liszt programme, Chamayou opened with the composer’s transcriptions of Chopin, Schumann and Wagner before tackling the entire Etudes cycle in the second …

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Bertrand Chamayou embarks on a tour of the Americas

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Bertrand Chamayou begins this tour as soloist on the Orchestre Capitole de Toulouse’s tour through South America. Continuing to North America, Bertrand will make his debut with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, followed by concerts with Québec Symphony and in Detroit.