Die Welt (Germany), 23 April 2021

Interview: Die Welt (Germany)

Hélène Grimaud: „Warum laufen Komponisten durch den Wald?” – WELT

Leute Star-Pianistin Hélène Grimaud | Lesedauer: 10 Minuten Star-Pianistin Hélène Grimaud hat wie die meisten Musiker seit fast einem Jahr so gut wie keine Konzerte mehr gegeben. Ein Gespräch über die Corona-Enge, die Magie des Schwarzwalds und Mozart in Moll. Hélène Grimaud liebt es, Dinge zu verknüpfen, die man nicht ohne Weiteres miteinander in Verbindung bringt.

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Hélène Grimaud is announced as “Portrait Artist” of the Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival 2021


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

Read Hélène’s interview with Tobias Klatt [pdf]

Program changes:

Due to travel restrictions, portrait artist Hélène Grimaud will not be able to travel to the festival.

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Presto Classical, 7 January 2021

Interview: Presto Classical

Hélène Grimaud on The Messenger

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.


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