Video interview: Euronews/Musica, April 2019

Interview: “The hope is to convey enough emotion to alter time”

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Musica meets French pianist Hélène Grimaud as she takes to the stage with Lionel Bringuier and the LA Philharmonic Orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Not afraid to take risks, Hélène Grimaud is renowned for her instinctive and bold approach. Musica caught up with her during one of her most recent performances of Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G in Los Angeles.

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Hélène tours the US

Photo © Mat Hennek

Photo © Mat Hennek

Throughout March and April, Hélène will make her way across the United States performing with the world’s most renowned orchestras. From Los Angeles to Dallas, Beethoven to Ravel, Hélène’s US audiences are in for a treat this Spring.

16th March, Arsht Center, Miami
New World Symphony / Mark Wigglesworth
Ravel Piano Concerto in G

22-24th March, Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas
Dallas Symphony Orchestra / Lionel Bringuier
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

28-31st March, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Philharmonic / Lionel Bringuier
Ravel Piano Concerto in G

12-14th April, Fisher Music Center, Detroit
Detroit Symphony Orchestra /  Ludovic Morlot
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

18th April, Carnegie Hall, New York
Orchestra of St Lukes / Pablo Heras-Casado
Ravel Piano Concerto in G

25-27th April, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
San Francisco Symphony / James Gaffigan
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

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“Memory” Recital Tour

Photo © Mat Hennek

Photo © Mat Hennek

After a short break following her latest tour with Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Hélène returns to the concert stage, this time in recital. She will perform a programme inspired by Memory, from her latest disc of miniatures, including romantic and impressionistic piano works from Chopin to Debussy, Satie to Silvestrov, and closing with Schumann’s Kreisleriana. Hélène will perform in Mannheim, Bremen, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam and Brussels.

Upcoming recital performances:

2nd Feb, 20:00
Congress Centre Rosengarten, Mannheim

3rd Feb, 18:00
Die Glocke, Bremen

6th Feb, 20:00
Alte Oper, Frankfurt

8th Feb, 20:00
Tonhalle, Dusseldorf

10th Feb, 20:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

12th Feb, 20:15
Flagey, Brussels

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Season 2019 starts with Schumann

Photo © Mat Hennek / DG

Photo © Mat Hennek / DG

Hélène starts the year by joining Andris Nelsons and the Leipzig Gewandhaus for performances of the Schumann Piano Concerto in their home city and then at some of Europe’s most prestigious venues – the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg; Gasteig Munich; Philharmonie, Paris; Philharmonie Luxembourg and the Musikverein, Vienna.

Hélène then stays on in Europe, performing her new recital programme in Mannheim, Bremen, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam and Brussels.

Date City Venue Country
Jan 9, 2020 http://helenegrimaud.com/concerts Hélène Grimaud in Bamberg Konzerthalle Germany
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466
Hélène Grimaud
Bamberger Symphoniker
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
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Jan 10, 2020 http://helenegrimaud.com/concerts Hélène Grimaud in Bamberg Konzerthalle Germany
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466
Hélène Grimaud
Bamberger Symphoniker
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
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Jan 11, 2020 http://helenegrimaud.com/concerts Hélène Grimaud in Baden-Baden Festspielhaus Germany
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466
Hélène Grimaud
Bamberger Symphoniker
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
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Jan 12, 2020 http://helenegrimaud.com/concerts Hélène Grimaud in Munich Gasteig Hall Germany
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466
Hélène Grimaud
Bamberger Symphoniker
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
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Jan 15, 2020 http://helenegrimaud.com/concerts Hélène Grimaud in Bamberg Konzerthalle Germany
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Hélène Grimaud
Bamberger Symphoniker
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
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Jan 17, 2020 http://helenegrimaud.com/concerts Hélène Grimaud in Essen Essen Philharmonie Germany
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Hélène Grimaud
Bamberger Symphoniker
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
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Jan 18, 2020 http://helenegrimaud.com/concerts Hélène Grimaud in Köln Kölner Philharmonie Germany
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Hélène Grimaud
Bamberger Symphoniker
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
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Jan 19, 2020 http://helenegrimaud.com/concerts Hélène Grimaud in Frankfurt Alte Oper Frankfurt Germany
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Hélène Grimaud
Bamberger Symphoniker
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
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Feb 26, 2020 http://helenegrimaud.com/concerts Hélène Grimaud in Los Angeles Walt Disney Concert Hall United States
Recital

Valentin Silvestrov Bagatelle I
Claude Debussy Arabesque no. 1
Valentin Silvestrov Bagatelle II
Erik Satie Gnossienne no. 4
Frederic Chopin Nocturne no.19 in E minor opus 72 no. 1
Erik Satie Gnossienne no. 1
Erik Satie Six pieces froides IV – Danses de travers no. 1 / En y regardant à deux fois
Claude Debussy La plus que lente
Frederic Chopin Mazurka opus 17 no. 4 in A minor
Frederic Chopin Waltz no. 3 opus 34 no. 2 in A minor
Claude Debussy Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
Claude Debussy Reverie
Erik Satie Six pieces froides V – Danses de travers no. 2 / “Passer”

Schumann: Kreisleriana Op. 16
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May 3, 2020 http://helenegrimaud.com/concerts Hélène Grimaud in Stuttgart Liederhalle Germany
Recital

Valentin Silvestrov Bagatelle I
Claude Debussy Arabesque no. 1
Valentin Silvestrov Bagatelle II
Erik Satie Gnossienne no. 4
Frederic Chopin Nocturne no.19 in E minor opus 72 no. 1
Erik Satie Gnossienne no. 1
Erik Satie Six pieces froides IV – Danses de travers no. 1 / En y regardant à deux fois
Claude Debussy La plus que lente
Frederic Chopin Mazurka opus 17 no. 4 in A minor
Frederic Chopin Waltz no. 3 opus 34 no. 2 in A minor
Claude Debussy Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
Claude Debussy Reverie
Erik Satie Six pieces froides V – Danses de travers no. 2 / “Passer”

Schumann: Kreisleriana Op. 16
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May 4, 2020 http://helenegrimaud.com/concerts Hélène Grimaud in Zurich Konzertsaal Tonhalle Maag Switzerland
Recital

Valentin Silvestrov Bagatelle I
Claude Debussy Arabesque no. 1
Valentin Silvestrov Bagatelle II
Erik Satie Gnossienne no. 4
Frederic Chopin Nocturne no.19 in E minor opus 72 no. 1
Erik Satie Gnossienne no. 1
Erik Satie Six pieces froides IV – Danses de travers no. 1 / En y regardant à deux fois
Claude Debussy La plus que lente
Frederic Chopin Mazurka opus 17 no. 4 in A minor
Frederic Chopin Waltz no. 3 opus 34 no. 2 in A minor
Claude Debussy Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
Claude Debussy Reverie
Erik Satie Six pieces froides V – Danses de travers no. 2 / “Passer”

Schumann: Kreisleriana Op. 16
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May 5, 2020 http://helenegrimaud.com/concerts Hélène Grimaud in Genève Victoria Hall Switzerland
Recital

Valentin Silvestrov Bagatelle I
Claude Debussy Arabesque no. 1
Valentin Silvestrov Bagatelle II
Erik Satie Gnossienne no. 4
Frederic Chopin Nocturne no.19 in E minor opus 72 no. 1
Erik Satie Gnossienne no. 1
Erik Satie Six pieces froides IV – Danses de travers no. 1 / En y regardant à deux fois
Claude Debussy La plus que lente
Frederic Chopin Mazurka opus 17 no. 4 in A minor
Frederic Chopin Waltz no. 3 opus 34 no. 2 in A minor
Claude Debussy Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
Claude Debussy Reverie
Erik Satie Six pieces froides V – Danses de travers no. 2 / “Passer”

Schumann: Kreisleriana Op. 16
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May 7, 2020 http://helenegrimaud.com/concerts Hélène Grimaud in Toulouse Halle aux grains France
Recital

Valentin Silvestrov Bagatelle I
Claude Debussy Arabesque no. 1
Valentin Silvestrov Bagatelle II
Erik Satie Gnossienne no. 4
Frederic Chopin Nocturne no.19 in E minor opus 72 no. 1
Erik Satie Gnossienne no. 1
Erik Satie Six pieces froides IV – Danses de travers no. 1 / En y regardant à deux fois
Claude Debussy La plus que lente
Frederic Chopin Mazurka opus 17 no. 4 in A minor
Frederic Chopin Waltz no. 3 opus 34 no. 2 in A minor
Claude Debussy Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
Claude Debussy Reverie
Erik Satie Six pieces froides V – Danses de travers no. 2 / “Passer”

Schumann: Kreisleriana Op. 16
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