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Bertrand Chamayou


Bertrand Chamayou


Bertrand Chamayou has established himself at the highest level on the international music scene, performing in venues such as the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Lincoln Center, the Herkulessaal Munich and London’s Wigmore Hall. He has appeared at major festivals including New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Lucerne Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn and Klavier-Festival Ruhr.

He has worked with orchestras including London and Rotterdam Philharmonic orchestras, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, hr-Sinfonieorchester, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Orchestre National de France, NHK Symphony Orchestra and Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Chamayou’s conductor collaborations have included Pierre Boulez, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Neville Marriner, Semyon Bychkov, Michel Plasson, Louis Langrée, Stéphane Denève, Ludovic Morlot and Andris Nelsons.

In the 2015/16 season, Bertrand Chamayou made his debuts with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Cinncinati Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker and Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo. This season sees him return to Indianapolis Symphony, Orchestre National de France and Orchestre de Paris amongst many others. Chamayou will make his debuts with Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and will take his all-Ravel recital programme to Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, National Concert Hall Taipei, Atlanta Shriver Hall series and the Cartagena Festival amongst others.

Chamayou is a regular chamber music performer, with partners including Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Quatuor Ebène, Antoine Tamestit and Sol Gabetta. A recital tour of the United States and Canada with Gabetta in 2016/17 will lead the duo to Baltimore’s Spivey Hall, Boston Celebrity Series and Club Musical de Québec.

Bertrand Chamayou has made a number of highly successful recordings, including a Naïve CD of music by César Franck, which was awarded several accolades including Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice. In 2011, Chamayou celebrated Liszt’s 200th anniversary with a recording of the complete Années de Pèlerinage – also for Naïve – which he performed in several venues throughout the world. The album received rave reviews worldwide – including Gramophone Choice. The only artist to win France's prestigious Victoires de la Musique on four occasions he has an exclusive recording contract with Warner/Erato and was awarded the 2016 ECHO Klassik for his recording of Ravel’s complete works for solo piano.

Bertrand Chamayou was born in Toulouse; his musical talent was quickly noted by pianist Jean-François Heisser, who later became his professor at the Paris Conservatoire. He completed his training with Maria Curcio in London.