Pianist Bertrand Chamayou has performed in distinguished venues including Paris’s Théâtre des Champs Elysées, New York’s Lincoln Center, Munich’s Herkulessaal, and London’s Wigmore Hall. He has appeared at major festivals including the Mostly Mozart Festival, Lucerne Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, and Klavier-Festival Ruhr. He has worked with orchestras including the London and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestras; Frankfurt Radio, Cologne’s WDR, NHK, and Danish National symphony orchestras; as well as Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Orchestre National de France, collaborating with conductors such as Boulez, Slatkin, Marriner, Bychkov, Plasson, Langrée, Denève, Morlot, and Nelsons.
In the 2015–16 season Mr. Chamayou made debuts with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Cinncinati Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo. In 2016–17 he returns to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre national de France, and Orchestre de Paris among others; makes debuts with the Seattle Symphony, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, and Seoul Philharmonic orchestras; and presents all-Ravel recitals in Paris, Taipei, Atlanta, Cartagena, and elsewhere. Mr. Chamayou’s chamber music partners include Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Quatuor Ebène, Antoine Tamestit, and Sol Gabetta. A 2016–17 recital tour of the United States and Canada with Gabetta includes performances in Baltimore, Boston, and Quebec City.
Bertrand Chamayou’s recordings include an album of music by Franck (Naïve), which was awarded accolades including Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice. In 2011 he celebrated Liszt’s 200th anniversary with the complete Années de Pèlerinage (Naïve, recipient of Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice), with music he had performed throughout the world. The only artist to win France’s Victoires de la Musique on four occasions, Mr. Chamayou has an exclusive recording contract with Warner / Erato, and was awarded the 2016 ECHO Klassik for his recording of Ravel’s complete works for solo piano.
Born in Toulouse, Bertrand Chamayou studied with Jean-François Heisser at the Paris Conservatoire and completed his training with Maria Curcio in London.
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