Bertrand
CHAMAYOU

France

Biography

One of France’s foremost pianists, Bertrand Chamayou has garnered international recognition for his virtuoso technique, insightful musicianship and striking originality across a vast repertoire.

He has performed at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and the Philharmonie de Paris, the Lincoln Center New York, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, among other venues.

Chamayou appears with the world’s finest orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Leipzig’s Gewandhausorchester, the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, Wiener Symphoniker, Tonhalle Orchestre Zurich, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, among many others. He has had the privilege of sharing the stage with maestros Pierre Boulez and Sir Neville Marriner, and counts among his regular partners at the podium Semyon Bychkov, Charles Dutoit, Mikko Franck, Philippe Herreweghe, Philippe Jordan, Andris Nelsons, François-Xavier Roth, Tugan Sokhiev, Stéphane Denève and Emmanuel Krivine.

Although internationally renowned for his interpretations of Romantic music, Chamayou is equally committed to 20th- and 21st-century works, having collaborated with composers including Henri Dutilleux, Pierre Boulez, Bruno Mantovani, György Kurtág, Thomas Adès and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Bertrand Chamayou is signed to Erato as an exclusive recording artist. His critically acclaimed double album of Ravel’s complete works for piano (2016) received an ECHO Klassik award and Gramophone Editor’s Choice. Liszt’s complete Années de pèlerinage, recorded for Naïve, received a Choc (Classica), a Diapason d’Or de l année and Best Album at the Victoires de la Musique Classique.

Bertrand Chamayou studied with Jean-François Heisserbat the Paris Conservatoire. Then he continued his training with Maria Curcio in London. He has received France’s prestigious Victoires de la Musique Classique prize on four separate occasions. In 2015, he was named Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.