Am Samstagabend gastierten die Violoncellistin Sol Gabetta und die Pianistin Hélène Grimaud als “Duo” im KKL. Der Lucerne Chamber Circle präsentierte mit ihnen einen herausragenden Leckerbissen. Die Zuschauerränge waren voll und die beiden Musikerinnen liessen jegliche Januarlochsentiments verblassen.
In 2012, Hélène Grimaud and Sol Gabetta collaborated on their first tour together, alongside an album release, Duo, which won an ECHO Award in 2013 for “chamber recording of the year”. Hélène and Sol reunite on a second tour, performing a programme of Pärt, Schumann, Debussy and Brahms, across Germany and Switzerland throughout January 2017.
January 13th – Mozartsaal Rosengarten, Mannheim
January 14th – KKL, Lucerne
January 15th – Audimax der Universität, Regensburg
January 17th – Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin
January 18th – Gasteig Hall, Munich
January 20th – Alte Oper, Frankfurt
January 22nd – Die Glocke, Bremen
January 23rd – Sendesaal des NDR, Hannover
January 26th – Tonhalle, Dusseldorf
January 27th – Stadthalle, Braunschweig
January 28th – Sendesaal des NDR, Hannover
January 29th – Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden
“To perform his 1st concert, is to be directly absorbed into the drama of the young Brahms’ life; the 2nd Concerto offers a journey of intimate introspection.”
On 8th November, Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Andris Nelsons, opens a two-week Brahms mini-festival traversing all four of the composer’s symphonies and his two piano concertos. Next week Hélène travels to Boston, joining Andris and the orchestra to perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto in D minor on 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th November, followed by performances of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 on 15th, 17th, 18th and 19th November. For more information about these performances, click here. Hélène and Andris recorded both Concertos with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Wiener Philharmoniker on Deutsche Grammophon in 2013.
After an incredible tour with the Australian Youth Orchestra this summer, Hélène Grimaud begins the autumn season performing with Orchestre Métropolitan Montreal and Yannick Nézet-Séguin on 6 October. From Montreal, Hélène travels to Abu Dhabi where she will perform her water inspired recital programme, before continuing on to Europe for a tour, rejoining Yannick Nézet-Séguin, with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. This November, Hélène will also join forces with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons as part of their Brahms festival, and continues her US tour with Manfred Honeck and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, as well as performing recitals in Arizona, California and Maryland.