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, Salzburg Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival and Beethovenfest Bonn.
In the 2022/23 season he appears with Philharmonie de Paris and Turangalila, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France with Barbara Hannigan. Further highlights include San Francisco Symphony, Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de Espana, Odense Symphony, Barcelona Symphony, Antwerp Symphony, Orchestra National du Capitole de Toulouse, Czech Philharmonic and the Orchestre de Paris under Salonen. He will join the Orchestre des Champs-Elysees and Louis Langree on a tour of France in April 2023.
Bertrand Chamayou has worked with leading orchestras worldwide, amongst them The Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra and Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig. Chamayou collaborated with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Sir Neville Marriner, Semyon Bychkov, Michel Plasson, Emmanuel Krivine and Andris Nelsons.
He also performs extensively with his regular chamber partner, cellist Sol Gabetta.
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. Bertrand 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.
György Ligeti: Artikulation (1958) Electronic piece - visuals on screen by artist Rainer Wehinger
György Ligeti: Etude No. 2 Cordes à vide Franz Liszt: Bagatelle sans tonalité (1885) György Ligeti: Etude No. 4 Fanfares Franz Liszt: Nuages gris (1881) György Ligeti: Etude No. 5 Arc-en-ciel György Ligeti: Etude No. 6 Automne à Varsovie Roland Pöntinen (piano)
Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 17 Guro Kleven Hagen (violin), Julia Hagen (cello), Yeol-Eum Son (piano)
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60 Bertrand Chamayou (piano), Guro Kleven Hagen (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)