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Interview: (US) (US), 4 February 2014
Interview with pianist Hélène GrimaudIn the coming months, we will be featuring interviews with musicians of various backgrounds. If you are a musician and would like to be featured in our series, please contact us at elijah.ho[at] A full list of interviews can be found here. Born in Aix-en-Provence, Hélène Grimaud caught the attention of the music world when at the age of fifteen, her recording of Rachmaninoff's Piano Sonata No. 2 (Op. 36) and the Etudes-tableaux (Op. 33) won France's Grand Prix du disque. An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2002, she is also a wildlife conservationist, and she was profiled in The New Yorker in 2011. Wednesday evening at Davies Symphony Hall, Grimaud performs Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 Op. 15 with Lionel Bringuier and the San Francisco Symphony (ticket information). Below is a transcript of our recent San Francisco conversation with the eloquent pianist, Hélène Grimaud.