“Water” at Gstaad Menuhin Festival

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Hélène at the Festival in 2013 © Mat Hennek

Hélène at the Festival in 2013 © Mat Hennek

GALA Concert: Chamber Music
Monday, 6 August 2018
7.30 pm, Saanen Church

Hélène Grimaud made her debut in Gstaad in 2003 with Brahms’ First Piano Concerto, followed ten years later by a performance of Ravel’s Piano Concerto with the LSO. She then performed a recital of Bach and Beethoven in 2009, in 2011 she appeared with Sol Gabetta (prelude to a magnificent recording), and in 2013 she performed Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto with the Basel Chamber Orchestra. Hélène Grimaud is back to perform a recital inspired by the theme of water in the church in Saanen on August 6th. The programme features works by nine composers: it opens with Berio’s Wasserklavier and includes Takemitsu’s Rain Tree Sketch II, Fauré’s Barcarolle No.5, Ravel’s Jeux d’eau, “Almería” from Albéniz’s Iberia, Liszt’s Les Jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este and the first movement of Janáček’s In the Mists, as well as Debussy’s La cathédrale engloutie. After the intermission, audience will hear Brahms’ dramatic Sonata no. 2.

Source: Gstaad Menuhin Festival

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Photo © Mat Hennek

Photo © Mat Hennek

Hélène and Yannick Nézet-Séguin have performed together all over the world, and this spring brings more of their artistic connection, performing monumental works of Beethoven and Brahms, in concert halls across two continents.

Their collaboration has been so successful that Yannick’s home Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal has just been awarded the Opus Prize for “Concert of the year – classical, romantic, postromantic, impressionist music” for Yannick’s and Hélène’s performance of Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

In May this year, Hélène will return to Philadelphia where she performs Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 and Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 with Yannick and the Philadelphia Orchestra at Verizon Hall. The orchestra will then embark on a European tour with Hélène, performing Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 in Brussels, Luxembourg, Paris, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Vienna and Haifa.

10th May, Verizon Hall, Philadelphia
Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1

11th May, Verizon Hall, Philadelphia
Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1

17th May, Verizon Hall, Philadelphia
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4

20th May, Verizon Hall, Philadelphia
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 4

24th May, Bozar, Brussels
Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1

25th May, Philharmonie, Luxembourg
Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1

26th May, Philharmonie, Paris
Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1

27th May, Tonhalle, Dusseldorf
Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1

28th May, Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1

31st May, Musikverein, Vienna
Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1

3rd June, Rappaport Hall, Haifa
Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1

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First 2018 Europe Tour: Beethoven, Ravel and Woodlands

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In an unmissable start to 2018, Hélène performs with Philharmonia Zurich and Fabio Luisi in a tour across Spain, followed by further performances with the orchestra and Teodor Currentzis in Zurich and Vienna. In February, Hélène will perform Beethoven Piano Concerto. No.4 alongside Munich Philharmonic and Valerie Gergiev, followed by a performance of the acclaimed collaboration project, Woodlands and Beyond…, with fine art photographer Mat Hennek, in Munich.

  • 14th January   Zurich Opernhaus
    Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi
    Beethoven, 4. Piano Concerto in G major op. 58
  • 16th January   Auditorio Nacional de Musica, Madrid
    Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi
    Beethoven, 4. Piano Concerto in G major op. 58
  • 17th January   Palau de la Musica, Valencia
    Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi
    Beethoven, 4. Piano Concerto in G major op. 58
  • 18th January   Auditorio de la Alicante
    Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi
    Beethoven, 4. Piano Concerto in G major op. 58
  • 25th January    Zurich Opernhaus
    Philharmonia Zurich / Teodor Currentzis
    Ravel, Piano Concerto in G major
  • 26th January   Wiener Konzerthaus
    Philharmonia Zurich / Teodor Currentzis
    Ravel, Piano Concerto in G major
  • 22nd February   Philharmonie im Gasteig
    Munich Philharmonic / Valerie Gergiev
    Beethoven, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • 24th February   Philharmonie im Gasteig
    Munich Philharmonic / Valerie Gergiev
    Beethoven, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • 25th February   Philharmonie im Gasteig
    Munich Philharmonic / Valerie Gergiev
    Beethoven, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • 26th February   Philharmonie im Gasteig
    Munich Philharmonic / Valerie Gergiev
    Beethoven, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • 3rd March   Philharmonie im Gasteig
    Woodlands and Beyond…
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Beethoven, Silvestrov, Water: Autumn tour 2017

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Photo: Mat Hennek

Last night, Hélène Grimaud opened her week of performances with the Bayerische Rundfunk Kammer Orchester, at the Graf-Zeppelin Haus in Friedrichshafen. Performing a programme of Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4, and Silvestrov’s works for piano and string orchestra, The Messenger and Two Dialogues with an Epilogue, Hélène and the BRKO will visit Innsbruck and Bregenz later this week.

Next week she joins the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchester for further performances of Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4, before finishing off the autumn period in Stuttgart with her “Water” recital on 17th December.

30th November Kongress und Konzerthaus, Innsbruck
3rd December Bregenz Festspielhaus
7th December Leipzig Gewandhaus
8th December Leipzig Gewandhaus
17th December Kultur und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle, Stuttgart

January 2018 opens with a tour throughout Spain with Zurich Philharmonia and Fabio Luisi, followed by more performances in Zurich and Vienna with Teodor Currentzis.

Click here for more information on upcoming dates.

Photo: Mat Hennek

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