Hélène Grimaud joins the 36th Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival as this year’s “Portrait Artist”. She was a guest at SHMF for the first time in 2013. In the course of the festival summer, she will present a total of eleven concerts. She invites the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich under the baton of Paavo Järvi, the Camerata Salzburg, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester under Pablo Heras-Casado, the Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman, and the German cellist Jan Vogler to join her on stage.
The festival runs from 3 July to 29 August 2021
Presto Classical, 7 January 2021
Mozart and the Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b.1937) might not, on the face of it, seem like the most obvious of bedfellows, but French pianist Hélène Grimaud’s The Messenger – released towards the end of last year on Deutsche Grammophon – underlined some unexpected connections between the two, and I found myself returning to the album time and again throughout the long winter evenings thanks to its peculiar atmosphere of melancholy tinged with hope.
YourClassical.org, 18 November 2020
New Classical Tracks: Helene Grimaud explores the spiritual nature of Mozart | Your Classical | YourClassical
It has been about 10 years since Helene Grimaud has recorded any Mozart. Her latest release generates a fascinating dialogue between Mozart and the Ukrainian-born contemporary composer Valentin Silvestrov. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the CD!
Platea Magazine (Spain), November 2020
La pianista francesa Hélène Grimaud, alumna de nombres coom Sándor o Fleisher, es un referente de su instrumento desde hace décadas. Comprometida con el Medio ambiente y con la sociedad que da razón de ser a la cultura, destaca su trabajo en autores como Chopin, Debussy, Brahms, Beethoven o Mozart, además de prestar siempre viva atención a sus contemporáneos.