Hélène’s 2017 opened with a Duo tour with Sol Gabetta, a series of recitals across Europe, and performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, followed by her latest disc release on Deutsche Grammophon, Perspectives. What next?
Next week, Hélène travels to Seoul to begin her Asia recital tour where she will feature at the Seoul Arts Centre, Xi’an Concert Hall, Beijing NCPA, Wuhan Qintai Concert Hall and Changsha Concert Hall.
PERSPECTIVES / The Art of Hélène Grimaud
The word ‘perspective’ has a Latin root that means ‘to look through’. It is a word that readily applies to Hélène Grimaud’s way of making music and conceiving programs. She never plays a piece simply for the sake of playing it. She ‘looks through’ a composition, scrutinizing its components, its implications, its ambiguities, its position within that particular composer’s output, its commonalities with other like-minded works, and its tactile, spiritual and emotional resonances. For Grimaud, this collection is a retrospective offering new perspectives through a very personal choice of repertoire which creates enlightening new echoes between works. From Bach to Rachmaninov, Mozart to Chopin, Grimaud’s own selection of highlights from her albums reflects her artistic journey through the piano’s most famous solo and concerto repertoire in a series of interpretations that never fail to offer new perspectives on even the most familiar music – released April 7th!