Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Biography

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

The flamboyant French pianist has worked with some of the greats in modern classical music, including Valery Gergiev, Pierre Boulez and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Life and music

  • Bavouzet was born in Lannion, France, on 17 October 1962.
  • His recording career dates back to the early 1990s, when he released key works including Haydn's sonatas and several collections of Chopin pieces.
  • After studying at the Paris Conservatoire under Pierre Sancan, Bavouzet made his debut with the Orchestre de Paris when conductor Sir George Solti invited him in 1995.
  • Since 2007 he has recorded exclusively for the Chandos label, taking on the complete works of Debussy, as well as other French masters like Ravel and Massenet.
  • Jean-Efflam was named ICMA Artist of the Year in 2012.
  • He is also the artistic director of the Lofoten Piano Festival in Norway.