Pittsburgh celebrates its return to the concert hall this weekend after 18 long months, and Hélène will be there with Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto in G. She will perform the iconic work with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and conductor Manfred Honeck on Friday and Sunday (September 24 & 26).
Slipped Disc, 11 September 2021
Hélène Grimaud’s fearlessness in rethinking classics and creating new phrasings sets her apart, and she has been celebrated for her expressive interpretation of Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto throughout her career. On September 9th, she will perform the concerto with LA Philharmonic under the baton of Marta Gardolińska at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
For more info and tickets visit the Hollywood Bowl website.
Hélène returns to Dallas next week (April 1-3) to join conductor Fabio Luisi and The Dallas Symphony Orchestra for three performances of Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 54. The dramatic concerto, composed at the urging of Schumann’s wife and virtuoso pianist Clara, explores the breadth and depth of love through a beautiful interaction of piano and orchestra. The Badisches Tagblatt wrote: “(Grimaud plays) the thunderous chords with fury, as many musicians can do. But few can match this French pianist when it comes to those glassy chords, that sound so beautiful yet fragile, and those pristine sparkling runs taken at an insane tempo”.
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
Due to travel restrictions, portrait artist Hélène Grimaud will not be able to travel to the festival.