Rosendal Chamber Music Festival 2022

Bertrand Chamayou. Photo Marco Borggreve, Warner Classics

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, Edinburgh International Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn and Klavier-Festival Ruhr.

The 2017/18 season will see him make his debuts with New York Philharmonic under Semyon Bychkov, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Bamberger Symphoniker, Staatskapelle Berlin, Atlanta Symphony, Orchestre symphonique de Québec and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Further highlights include his return to Orchestre National de Belgique, Orquesta Nacional de España, Orchestre de Paris and Orchestre National de France. He will perform as a soloist on tour in South America with the Orchestre Nationale du Capitole de Toulouse.

He has worked with orchestras including London Philharmonic Orchestra and Rotterdam Philharmonic orchestras, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Orchestre National de France, NHK Symphony Orchestra and Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Recent highlights have included his celebrated debut with Seoul Philhamonic Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Accademia di Santa Cecilia and Cleveland Orchestra. Chamayou’s conductor collaborations have included Pierre Boulez, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Neville Marriner, Semyon Bychkov, Michel Plasson, Louis Langrée, Stéphane Denève, Ludovic Morlot and Andris Nelsons.

Chamayou is a regular chamber music performer, with partners including Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Quatuor Ebène, Antoine Tamestit and Sol Gabetta. He will open the season at London’s International Piano Series and perform in recitals at Wigmore Hall, Kissinger Sommer, Lakeside Arts Center Nottingham, in Monte Carlo, Vilnius, Essen, at Salzburg’s Easter Festival and Great Performers series at Lincoln Center, New York.

Bertrand Chamayou has made a number of highly successful recordings, including a Naïve CD of music by César Franck, which was awarded several accolades including Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice. In 2011, Chamayou celebrated Liszt’s 200th anniversary with a recording of the complete Années de Pèlerinage – also for Naïve – a work he performed in several venues throughout the world. The album received rave reviews worldwide – including Gramophone Choice. 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.

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Festival Performances Year 2022

Nielsen: Chaconne Op. 32 (1916)
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Bartok: Romanian Dances (1915)
Akiko Suwanai, violin & Ingrid Andsnes, piano

Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin (1914-17)
Bertrand Chamayou, piano


Berg: Hier ist friede, Op.4 No. 5, (1917) arranged for four instruments
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano, Ingrid Andsnes, harmonium, Akiko Suwanai, violin & Edgar Moreau, cello.

Ernst von Dohnanyi : Piano Quintet No. 2 Op.26 (1914)
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano & Dover String Quartet

(included in large festival packages only due to limited number of seats. Waiting list: please send us an email.)

Signe Lund: Peace Bells (1918)
Ingrid Andsnes, piano

Busoni: Albumblatt (1916)
Guy Eshed, flute and Ingrid Andsnes, piano.

Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet (1914)
Dover String Quartet

Fauré: Cello Sonata No. 1 Op. 109 (1917)
Edgar Moreau, cello and Bertrand Chamayou, piano

Debussy: Syrinx (1913)
Guy Eshed, flute

Alf Hurum: Exotic Suite Op. 9 (1915) for violin and piano
Johan Dalene, violin and Ingrid Andsnes, piano

Debussy: Élégie (1915); Les soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon (1917)
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Komitas: Folk Dances
Kirill Gerstein, piano

Szymanowski: Myths Op. 30 (1915)
Henning Kraggerud, violin and Bertrand Chamayou, piano

Ives: Piano Sonata No.2 (Concord Sonata) (1915)
Bertrand Chamayou, piano


"Behind the Lines": Songs by Beethoven, Eisler, Wolf, Pleshcheyev, Traill, Ives, Quilter, Cavendish, Schubert, Schumann and Kurt Weill
Anna Prohaska, soprano and Eric Schneider, piano

Danse sacrée et danse profane (1904)
Sivan Magen, harp, Dover String Quartet and Tim Gibbs, double bass

En blanc et noir (1915)
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano and Bertrand Chamayou, piano


Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915)
Edgar Moreau, cello and Bertrand Chamayou, piano

Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp (1915)
Guy Eshed, flute, Lars Anders Tomter, viola and Sivan Magen, harp

Sonata for Violin and Piano (1916 - 1917)
Akiko Suwanai, violin and Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Stravinsky: Soldier´s Tale Suite (1918)
Fabio Di Càsola, clarinet, Akiko Suwanai, violin and Kirill Gerstein, piano

Sibelius: The Birch Op. 75, No. 4 (1914) & The Spruce Op. 75, No. 5 (1914)
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Busoni: Improvisation on Bach Chorale 'Wie wohl ist mir, o Freund der Seele' for 2 pianos (1916)
Kirill Gerstein, piano and Leif Ove Andsnes, piano


Bartok: String Quartet No. 2 (1915-17)
Dover String Quartet

Ravel: La Valse (1919)
Bertrand Chamayou, piano and Kirill Gerstein, piano