Award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet enjoys a prolific recording and international concert career. He is also Artistic Director of a new biennial piano festival set in the stunning scenery of Norway’s Lofoten Islands. The inaugural festival took place in July 2014.
Bavouzet records exclusively for Chandos. His recent release featuring the complete Prokofiev Piano Concertos with the BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda won the Concerto category of the 2014 Gramophone Awards. His earlier recordings have earned him multiple prizes, including two Gramophone Awards, two BBC Music Magazine Awards, a Diapason d’Or and Choc de l’année. Ongoing recording projects include Beethoven and Haydn Piano Sonata cycles.
Summer 2014 sees Bavouzet perform with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra at the Robeco SummerNights in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. He also returns to the Tivoli Orchestra to perform concertos by Haydn and Beethoven, directing from the keyboard.
He kicks off his 2014/15 season with a US tour with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, which includes Carnegie Hall. The season also features his debuts with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg under Emmanuel Krivine, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Louis Langrée and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano (Vladimir Ashkenazy).
He returns to the Orchestre National de France (Juanjo Mena), the Hong Kong Philharmonic, to Japan to work with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and to Australia for concerts with the Sydney and Adelaide symphony orchestras. His Residency at the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo concludes with a week of chamber music, recitals and master classes.
Recent highlights have included concerts with the Pittsburgh and Beijing symphony orchestras, as well as the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and François-Xavier Roth in Munich, and returns to the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Manchester Camerata (Gábor Takács-Nagy) and the Warsaw Philharmonic orchestra, where he performed the complete cycle of Beethoven’s piano concertos. He regularly collaborates with conductors such as Vasily Petrenko, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, Neeme Järvi, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kirill Karabits, Andris Nelsons, Krzysztof Urbański, Antoni Wit, Yan-Pascal Tortelier and Iván Fischer.
An equally active recitalist, Bavouzet returns this season to the Louvre in Paris and London’s Wigmore Hall, and gives recitals in Munich and Budapest as well as Taiwan, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Bavouzet has worked closely with Pierre Boulez, Maurice Ohana and Bruno Mantovani and is also a champion of lesser-known French music, notably that of Gabriel Pierné and Albéric Magnard. He regularly collaborates with the Palazzetto Bru Zane and has devised a chamber music programme dedicated to the music of Magnard.
For more information please visit www.bavouzet.com