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Retour à Brahms

© Mat Hennek / DG
© Mat Hennek / DG

Hélène Grimaud joins The National Orchestra of Lyon and conductor Leonard Slatkin for five performances of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 starting tomorrow. The tour begins in Barcelona, Spain (24 & 25 January) and continues to Aix-en-Provence, France (28 January) and Lyon (30 & 31 January), where she delighted audiences with her water-inspired recital earlier this month.

On February 5th, Hélène will reunite with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic for a US tour, during which they’ll visit Costa Mesa, Palm Desert, San Diego, San Francisco, Ann Arbor and Chicago. The tour repertoire includes both Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G. In a recent interview, Hélène Grimaud described her first meeting with Yannick Nézet-Seguin, just over a year ago, as “a revelation. You know, there are some key encounters in life; those for which there is a before and an after. With Yannick, that’s what it was; it was really, really strong. Yannick is the perfect synthesis between the intellect, the heart and the guts. And that’s extremely rare”.

For more details and tickets, please view the concert calendar.