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Bertrand Chamayou


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Bertrand Chamayou
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Bertrand Chamayou is recognised for his revelatory performances at once powerfully virtuosic, imaginative and breathtakingly beautiful. A leading interpreter of French music, his vast repertoire includes major bodies of work such as the complete piano works of Ravel, Liszt’s Etudes and Années de pèlerinage, and Messiaen’s Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus. At the same time the French pianist possesses a deep passion for new music, having worked with composers including Pierre Boulez, Henri Dutilleux, György Kurtág, Thomas Adès, Bryce Dessner and Michael Jarrell. 

Chamayou performs at the highest level, appearing regularly at the world’s most prestigious concert halls and festivals, from Philharmonie de Paris, Wigmore Hall, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Elbphilharmonie, Berliner Philharmoniker and Concertgebouw Amsterdam, to Lucerne Festival, Salzburg Festival, New York’s Mostly Mozart and Suntory Hall Tokyo. He has performed with the world’s finest orchestras, including New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Leipzig’s Gewandhausorchester, Orchestre de Paris, among others, and has shared the stage with Pierre Boulez, Semyon Bychkov, Philippe Herreweghe, François-Xavier Roth, Herbert Blomstedt, Sir Antonio Pappano and Elim Chan. 

This season sees Chamayou appear with London Symphony Orchestra and François-Xavier Roth, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and Pablo Heras-Casado, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Lorenzo Viotti, SWR Symphonieorchester and Brad Lubman, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Semyon Bychkov, among many others. He also performs extensively with his regular chamber partner, cellist Sol Gabetta.

In 2019 Bertrand Chamayou won the Gramophone Award for Recording of the Year for his album of “Saint-Saëns” on Erato, for whom he is an exclusive recording artist.

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OSR Live

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Concerto pour violon et orchestre

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Symphonie N°9

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva