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 …

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 …

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 - piano

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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 …

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 …

Debussy in The Guardian's Top 10 Classical Albums list

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The Guardian has bid farewell to 2017 and welcomed in the Debussy centenary, with its list of the Top 10 Classical Albums of the year including the Debussy Chamber Music album, released in October to international critical acclaim (and whispers of a ‘classical super-group’). ‘Erato’s French-sourced Debussy collection, with a starry  lineup that includes violinist Renaud Capuçon, flautist Emmanuel Pahud …