Asia Recital Tour 2017

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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.

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PERSPECTIVES / The Art of Hélène Grimaud

New album “Perspectives”

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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!

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Woodlands and Beyond…

On 8th April, Hélène Grimaud will join forces with fine art photographer, Mat Hennek, in a performance collaboration at the Elbphilharmonie. This multimedia concert project, Woodlands and Beyond…, includes works by romantic and impressionist composers accompanied by Hennek’s photo series, Woodlands. There will be four performances of this project at the Elbphilharmonie, beginning on 8th April, with more to come on 26th June 2017.

In Woodlands, Mat Hennek presents genuine portraits of trees, the results of numerous hikes through various forests in Europe and the USA. Hennek sets out to discover extraordinary places in remote and often difficult to access areas, traveling on the road beyond human civilization for days. He removes spatial landmarks, alternately erasing the ground and horizon to unhinge any sense of direction. Light and shadow, pattern and structure build up to an impressionistic hymn—infinite, without a center, without beginning or end.

Visit www.mathennek.com/publications for more information on Woodlands.

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Hélène in LA and Baltimore

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Video: Hélène Grimaud plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and maestro David Zinman in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall (16th January 2013)

Returning to the U.S. in February, Hélène will join the Los Angeles Philharmonic and James Gaffigan in a series of performances of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles (February 24, 25 & 26), and the Baltimore Symphony conducted by Marin Alsop at Strathmore, North Bethesda (March 2) and Baltimore’s Meyerhoff (March 3 & 4).

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