Deutsche Welle (Germany), 11 May 2023

Video: Hélène Grimaud | A portrait of the esteemed concert pianist and devoted nature lover – Deutsche Welle

“Hélène Grimaud is truly captivating. For many years now, the French pianist has been wowing the classical world with her sensual, intense playing, as well as her unfaltering commitment to making the world a better place. Her broad musical repertoire encompasses not only the more recognizable piano works that allow pianists to demonstrate their brilliance on the world’s stages, but also includes contemporary pieces – such as those by Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov. In addition to music, the star pianist has a passion for wolves, which she wants to see saved from extinction. This portrait reveals Hélène Grimaud as a philosophical, contemplative artistic personality, who has uniquely harmonized her shared loves of music and nature – developing a deep sense of humanity in the process.”

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Magic Moments of Music Documentary “September 11, 2001: Hélène Grimaud in London”

A new documentary about Hélène Grimaud from the series “Magic Moments of Music” is set to have its broadcast premiere on October 9, 2022.

On 11 September 2001, the world paused. This concert at the Royal Albert Hall shows how grief and horror can be transformed into a musical moment of glory, and how music can be a means of consolation in these tragic moments. Hélène Grimaud makes her Proms debut with the Orchestre de Paris under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach. The musicians enter the stage visibly affected and discharge their anger and sadness in their playing. Hélène Grimaud succeeds in a deeply emotional interpretation of Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto. Her playing alternates between intensity and clarity. The wordless communication with the maestro is moving, not least after the first movement: the moved audience partially breaks into applause – Grimaud and Eschenbach cast emotional and assuring glances at each other. They know at that moment: This evening gets under your skin and will not soon be forgotten.

» ZDF/ARTE, October 9, 2022, 5.35 – 6.20pm CET

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Streaming Concert: Hélène Grimaud & Camerata Salzburg at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Hélène Grimaud conducts and interprets Mozart and Schumann

Stream is available until 4/13/2022 8:00 PM (GMT+2)


Hélène Grimaud headlines a spectacular evening with the illustrious Camerata Salzburg at the famed Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg!

Mozart did not write many works in minor tonalities, but those that he did were particularly impactful. They are also the ones that French pianist Hélène Grimaud most enjoys spending time with because they “provide a glimpse behind the mask of jollity that surrounds many of his famous works.” Selecting pieces that are all in minor keys yet composed during intensely creative periods in both Mozart’s and Schumann’s careers, Grimaud takes an insightful look at the composers and their popularity at the time. Grimaud’s performance in the beautiful hall of Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie is a symbolic representation of an encounter with fate, where drama and tragedy meet, and an apt reminder that not all is as it seems.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550

Robert Schumann:
Piano Concerto, Op. 54

Valentin Silvestrov:
The Messenger (For Piano solo)

Hélène Grimaud, piano
Camerata Salzburg
Giovanni Guzzo, violin and musical direction


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DG Stage: Hélène Grimaud and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra / Jan 29

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Hélène Grimaud joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nicholas McGegan as soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, which she recorded recently for her DG album ‘The Messenger’. With its dramatic nature, this concerto anticipates the turbulence of Romanticism. So too does the second work on the programme, his Symphony No.40 in G minor – available on DG Stage on January 29th.

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