Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Three Piano Concertos: MOZART AND PARIS

February 15, 2017 at 1 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K. 459
Symphony No. 31 in D major, “Paris Symphony”

Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

One of the most engaging pianists of his generation, the multi-award winning Jean-Efflam Bavouzet has worked regularly with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Sir Andrew Davis, Vladimir Jurowski, Vasily Petrenko, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, Neeme Järvi, Andris Nelsons, Ivan Fischer, and many others. Bavouzet’s international career began in 1995, when he was invited by Sir Georg Solti to give his debut with the Orchestre de Paris. Bavouzet is widely considered as the Maestro’s last discovery. This success was soon followed by the top prizes at the International Beethoven Competition in Cologne and the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York.

• Gramophone Awards: Best Concerto Recording 2014
• International Classical Music Awards: Artist of the Year 2012
• Gramophone Awards: Nomination for Artist of the Year 2012 & 2014
• BBC Music Magazine Awards: Orchestral Award 2012
• Grand Prix Antoine Livio 2011
• Classica: Choc 2010
• International Piano Award: Best Piano Solo Recording 2009
• Gramophone Awards: Best Instrumental Recording 2009

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet / Chandos Records

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Photo by Paul Mitchell.

“His playing represents much of what one associates with the French piano school: clear and precise articulation of notes, poised and elegant lines, sonorities that are hard and bright rather than deep.” (John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune, 19 October 2014)

Arvo VolmerENSO will be conducted by its former long-standing principal conductor, Arvo Volmer, who has also combined lengthy appointments as principal conductor and musical director at the Estonian National Opera, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Oulu Sinfonia. This is his third year now as the principal conductor of the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento.

“Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is one of the most prominent pianists in the world at the present time – sensitive yet powerful, sophisticated and intelligent, incredibly skilful and in possession of an immense repertoire. This is a great fortune to have him perform in Estonia.” (Arvo Volmer)

Tickets: 16 € / 10 €
Concert is produced by ENSO