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Wilhem Latchoumia

piano

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Wilhem Latchoumia
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Wilhem Latchoumia serves both contemporary creation and the great repertoire. The pianist followed the musical curriculum at the CNSMD in Lyon and went on to become a pupil of Claude Helffer. He likewise attended the masterclasses of Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen, Pierre-Laurent Aimard & G. Kurtág. Prizewinner of the Hewlett-Packard Foundation and the International, Montsalvatge Competition, he won 1st prize at the International Piano Competition of Orléans 2006 in brilliant style.

 He performs regularly in France: in Paris (Auditorium de Radio France, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Opéra Comique, Cité de la Musique, Auditorium du Musée d’Orsay), at the Théâtre d'Orléans, the Capitole in Toulouse, and the Royaumont Foundation. He is a guest at international festivals such as the Printemps des Arts in Monte Carlo, Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse, La Roque d'Anthéron, the Strasbourg Musica Festival, the Festival Format Raisins, the Festival Messiaen in La Meije countries, and the Lille Piano(s) Festival. Audiences abroad have been able to enjoy his performances at the Barbican Centre in London, the Philharmonic Hall of Liège, the BOZAR in Brussels and the Concertgebouw in Bruges, as well as in the USA and China. Wilhem Latchoumia also performs as a soloist with the Paris Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, the Lille National Orchestra, the Lyon National Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestras of Liège and Seoul, the orchestra of the Teatro Colón and the Tokyo Sinfonietta.

Wilhem Latchoumia’s propensity for contemporary creation earned him the favours of composers like P. Boulez, G. Amy, G. Pesson, P. Hersant, J. Harvey, P. Jodlowski, K. Naegelen, F. Filidei, and F. Bedrossian.

He is the instigator and interpreter of creations in reference to Daughters of the lonesome Isle by J. Cage. He likewise enjoys getting involved in choreography-based projects: Rosas (Achterland), with Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s dance company.

The CD Extase Maxima (2014) dedicated to Wagner and his transcriptionists marks the start of his collaboration with the label “La Dolce Volta”. He was awarded a “Choc” from Classica and a Maestro from “Pianiste”, following two opus particularly acclaimed by the critics: Piano & electronic sounds (Sisyphe), rewarded with a “Choc” from the Monde de la Musique, and Impressoes (Sony BMG/RCA), dedicated to South American music, for which he was awarded a “Choc” from the Monde de la Musique, a “Diapason d'or” and cited as the “best recording” by the magazine Audio Clásica. In 2016, he released a portrait of the composer Manuel de Falla (La Dolce Volta,) received 5 “Diapasons”, a “Maestro” from the magazine Pianiste, and the FFFF from Télérama. Still with “Dolce Volta”, he released a record of Cinderella by Prokofiev, which received 5 “Diapason”, the “Coup de Cœur” from the magazine Pianiste, the “Choc” from Classica and the FFFF for Télérama. In 2021, he released a record inspired by minimalist music in duet with Vanessa Wagner, which received a “Diapason d’Or” and a “Choc” from Classica.

He is a professor of piano and chamber music at the Künste Bern in Switzerland and the Haute École des Arts in Strasbourg.

OSR Live

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonie N° 4 en si bémol majeur op. 60

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Jonathan Nott | Sergey Khachatryan

Concerto pour violon et orchestre

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva