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 …

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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 …

Debussy Chamber Music album wins BBC Music Magazine Award

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In London today, Bertrand Chamayou accepted the prize for Best Chamber Music Album in the 2018 BBC Music Magazine Awards, for his Debussy Sonatas and Trio album. He received the award on behalf of fellow French musicians Renaud Capuçon (violin), Edgar Moreau (cello), Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Gérard Caussé (viola) and Marie-Pierre Langlamet (harp). Chamayou explained the special connection between the …

'In the footsteps of Debussy' documentary: watch now

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The final episode in Warner Classics’ the three-part documentary series In the footsteps of Debussy is out now, presented in partnership with Gramophone magazine for this month’s Debussy issue. The short film features interviews with Bertrand Chamayou on his contribution to the 33CD box set Claude Debussy: The Complete Works. Commemorating the centenary of the pioneering French composer’s death on 25 March 1918, the Warner …

Debussy Sonates & Trio nominated for BBC Music Magazine Award

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The shortlists for the 13th annual BBC Music Magazine Awards, the only classical music awards in which the main categories are voted for by the public, have been announced. A jury of expert critics selected this year’s 21 nominees across seven categories from over 200 longlisted recordings reviewed in 2017 by BBC Music Magazine, the world’s best-selling classical music monthly. The public …

Bertrand Chamayou on the cover of 'International Piano' magazine

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Bertrand Chamayou is the cover star for the January 2018 edition of International Piano magazine, out now. The in-depth interview delves into the mystery and spirituality of the music of Liszt, Debussy and Ravel. ‘Bertrand Chamayou doesn’t just perform music of the great Late Romantic and French Impressionist composers – he seems to channel their very spirit as he plays. Robert Turnbull met …

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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.