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 …

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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 …