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Beethoven's Piano Concerto 4

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Friday, April 12, 2019 – 10:45 AM Buy Tickets
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Concert Description

It took Beethoven four years to compose, and yet the Fourth Piano Concerto remains one of his most seamless, most poetic works. Hélène Grimaud returns to perform Beethoven, while Ludovic Morlot leads Divisions, a colorful new work by Sebastian Currier written in commemoration of World War I, plus Prokofiev’s triumphant Fifth Symphony. Composed in 1944, the symphony symbolized a turning point in the spirit of his people.


Artists

Ludovic Morlot, conductor  
Hélène Grimaud, piano   Bio

Hélène Grimaud was born in Aix-en Provence in the south of France in 1969. She studied with Jacqueline Courtin at the conservatory there and subsequently in Marseille with Pierre Barbizet. At the age of 13 she was accepted by the Paris Conservatory where she won the first prize in piano in 1985. In July, immediately after graduating, she recorded Rachmaninov’s Sonata no. 2 and the complete Etudes-Tableaux op. 33 (Grand Prix du disque, 1986). She studied additionally with Gyorgy Sandor and Leon Fleisher. The year 1987 marked a decisive turning point in her career with appearances at MIDEM in Cannes and at the piano festival La Roque d’Anthéron, her first recital in Tokyo and Daniel Barenboim’s invitation to perform with the Orchestre de Paris. Hélène Grimaud has since performed with many of the world’s major orchestras and renowned conductors.

Learn more at www.helenegrimaud.com.

Program

SEBASTIAN CURRIER Divisions  
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4  
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5