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Helene Grimaud – Communing with Audiences and Wolves on Music Makers

with Mairi Nicolson on ABC Classic FM, Australia

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On tour with the Australian Youth Orchestra


Hélène Grimaud with the Australian Youth Orchestra © Mat Hennek

With a performance of Brahms’ First Piano Concerto at the 2016 Kissinger Sommer Festival in Bad Kissingen, Germany, Hélène Grimaud marks the beginning of a new tour featuring nine performances in nine cities on three continents. For this tour, Hélène joins musical forces with the Australian Youth Orchestra and conductor Manfred Honeck. Together they’ll travel from Germany to the Netherlands, then China and finally Australia, the orchestra’s home. The tour will wrap up on August 8th with Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

Tour details:

21 July – Kissingersommer Festival
22 July – Rheingau Musik Festival
23 July – Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival (Redefin)
24 July – Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival (Stolpe)
27 July – Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
31 July – Oriental Art Centre, Shanghai
2 August – National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing
6 August – Arts Centre, Melbourne
8 August – Sydney Opera House

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Hélène Grimaud visits Brahms’ House in Baden Baden

Brahms' House

Photo: Mat Hennek


Hélène Grimaud visits Brahms’ House, the composer’s summer residence where he wrote many of his compositions, before performing his Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Mariinsky Orchestra and conductor Valery Gergiev at Baden Baden’s Festspielhaus.

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Summer starts with Brahms

Photo © Mat Hennek / DG

Photo © Mat Hennek / DG

“Hélène Grimaud turns her thrilling, deeply personal brand of music-making to Brahms’s first and second Piano Concertos. Throughout her playing is sensitive, graceful, and commanding without ever feeling forced,” wrote UK’s Classic FM about Grimaud’s recording of Brahms’ Piano Concertos 1 & 2.

Today, the notes of Johannes Brahms’s 2nd piano concerto filled the Zurich Tonhalle. Hélène Grimaud has joined forces with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and conductor Lionel Bringuier for three performances, all featuring this monumental work (June 22, 23 and 24). She will then perform Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, as well as the 2nd, with Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Paavo Järvi at the Essen Philharmonie in Germany (June 28 & 29).

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Asia Recital Tour 2016

Hélène Grimaud begins a new Asia tour with her recital programme from her new album Water, featuring works by Debussy, Fauré, Janáček, Takemitsu, Albeniz, Berio, Liszt and Ravel. She’ll visit Taipei (May 10), Osaka (May 12), Nagoya (May 14) and Tokyo (May 16).

Video: Hélène Grimaud performs Debussy’s “La cathédrale engloutie” at the album launch event hosted in January at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris.


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