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A truly multi-faceted and charismatic artist – for pianist Hélène Grimaud music is a limitless passion.
Life and Music
- An ardent and committed chamber musician, Hélène Grimaud performs regularly in the most prestigious festivals and cultural capitals with a wide range of collaborators including Thomas Quasthoff, Rolando Villazòn, Jan Vogler, Truls Mørk, Clemens Hagen and the Capuçon brothers. In 2009 she performed hugely successful debut recitals in China and Korea and further concerts in Europe.
- In 2010 she appeared as Artiste Etoile in four concerts at the Lucerne Festival. An international recital tour encompassing Europe, USA and Japan dominated her 2010/11 season with repertoire ranging from Mozart to Bartòk.
- An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2002, Hélène has released a string of imaginative and highly successful discs including her debut of Mozart‘s Piano Concertos No.19 and No.23 with Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.
- Her most recent release, Resonances, features music by Mozart, Berg, Liszt and Bartok. Previous DG recordings include Bach’s solo and concerto works in which she directed Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen from the keyboard, and a Beethoven disc with Staatskapelle Dresden and Vladimir Jurowski, Reflection and Credo (both of which feature a number of works linked thematically), and a Chopin and Rachmaninov Sonatas disc.
- Author of two very successful books, Variations Sauvages and Leçons Particulières, she champions many charitable causes, including the Wolf Conservation Center which she founded in upper New York State in 1999, the International Children’s Camp Villa San Souci, the Worldwide Fund for Nature and Amnesty International.
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Helen experiences synesthesia, where one physical sense adds to another, in her case seeing music as color.
Hélène Grimaud: 10 facts about the great pianist
Hélène Grimaud is a world-class pianist who loves the company of wolves, writes novels and fearlessly re-interprets the great classics.
"Adagio" from Mozart's Piano Concerto 23
The French pianist gives unique interpretations of Brahms' famous concertos. Album of the Weekend, 19-20 October 2013.
Hélène Grimaud's sense of restraint suits Chopin's Parisian side, but Rachmaninov's Piano Sonata No.2 lacks an edge
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