Bertrand Chamayou

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Bertrand Chamayou


Bertrand Chamayou has mastered an extensive repertoire displaying striking assurance, imagination, artistic approach, and remarkable consistency in his performances. He is a regular performer 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, the Salzburg Festival, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Rheingau Musik Festival, and Beethovenfest Bonn.

This season sees him appear with the Philharmonie de Paris and the Vienna Philharmonic performing Messiaen‘s Turangalila Symphony, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France with Barbara Hannigan, the San Francisco Symphony, the Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España, the Barcelona Symphony, the Antwerp Symphony, the Orchestra National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Czech Philharmonic, and the Orchestre de Paris under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen. A tour with the Orchestre des Champs-Elysees and Louis Langree will lead him to important venues across France.

Chamayou has worked with orchestras including the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the hr-Sinfonieorchester, the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Recent highlights have included his celebrated debuts with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig. Chamayou collaborated with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Neville Marriner, Michel Plasson, Stéphane Denève, Emmanuel Krivine, and Andris Nelsons.

Chamayou is a regular chamber music performer, with partners including Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Quatuor Ébène, Antoine Tamestit, and Sol Gabetta. Following his successful performances at Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series and Salzburg’s Easter Festival, this season sees him perform recitals at Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, London Symphony Orchestra St Luke‘s, Ittingen, Berlin Philharmonic, Hong Kong Arts Festival and Grenoble, and with Sol Gabetta in Vincenza, Bolzano, Bari, Florence, Solomeo, Torino, Merano, Siena, and Toulouse. This season Chamayou also performs with Belcea Quartet at Laeiszhalle Hamburg, London’s Wigmore Hall and in Innsbruck, Madrid, Vienna, Munich, Berlin, Antwerp, and Paris, and with the Boulez Ensemble and Daniel Barenboim in Berlin, Paris, and Vienna.

Chamayou published a large number of highly successful recordings, including a Naïve CD of music by César Franck, which was awarded several accolades. For his recording of Camille Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 5, he was awarded the Gramophone Recording of the Year Award in 2019. 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. 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.