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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 invites Le Figaro to his home studio for a lesson in Saint-Saëns

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Bertrand Chamayou is interviewed at home in the French newspaper Le Figaro today on the release of his new Saint-Saëns album. Recorded with the Orchestre national de France and maestro Emmanuel Krivine, the disc was No.1 in the French classical charts in its first week of release. He spoke to the same publication about other projects that are ‘shaking up ideas …

Bertrand Chamayou's guide to his hometown, Toulouse

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For the latest edition of Point de Vue magazine (with Meghan Markle on the cover), Bertrand Chamayou reveals his best kept secrets in his personal guided tour of Toulouse, the city in South West France where he was born and spent many happy childhood hours cycling along the canal and precociously discusing Frank Zappa with his hairdresser. His favourite haunts include Les …

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 …

Bertrand Chamayou to release new album of Saint-Saëns concertos and solo piano works

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Although best-known today for the delightful Carnival of the Animals, the rollicking Danse Macabre and the majestic Organ Symphony, the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) was one of the greatest piano prodigies of the 19th century, composing five concertos for the instrument, alongside a body of solo works including 18 Études. Though rarely heard or recorded today, the latter are …

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 …