French pianist Alexandre Tharaud will offer a concert next Tuesday 25 October in the 21st season Cycle Great Performers Foundation Scherzo. The debut in this cycle musician responsible for the soundtrack of the movie Love, from Michael Haneke, will take place at 19.30 hours in the National Music Auditorium. At, Tharaud address parts F. Couperin, M. Ravel, F. Schubert Y S. Rachmaninov.

Tharaud (Paris, 1968) It stands out for its extensive and eclectic repertoire ranging from French baroque to contemporary composers musicians. He was born into a family closely linked to music, and his grandfather was a violinist in the early last century, his father was a director and amateur operetta singer and her mother had been a teacher of dance at the Paris Opera. In this way, the interpreter soon began to develop his musical skills. At five, he began studying piano, to the 14 he entered the Conservatory of the French capital and, to the 19, He won his first international prize at the International Music Competition Maria Canals Barcelona. Since then, Tharaud would become a renowned pianist in the most important stages in Europe, United States and Japan.

In 2012, the interpreter appeared in the film Love, Michael Haneke, in the role of a former student of the protagonist, reconverted acclaimed pianist. Tharaud was also responsible for putting music to tape (Palme d'Or at Cannes, Oscar for Best Foreign Film and Goya for Best European Film) with parts Schubert, Beethoven Y Bach. That same year he published a tribute album to the legendary cabaret Le Boeuf sur le Toit, linked to the poet Jean Cocteau, which was launched with the same name.

His extensive discography includes recordings Bach, Chopin, Poulenc, Thierry Pécou, Ravel O Schubert, among many others. Most of their albums are released by Harmonia Mundi seals and Virgin Classics. His album Complete Works of Ravel received the Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros, Diapason d'Or, el SHOCK World Music, It was recommended by the magazine Classica and BBC Music Magazine and identified as album of the year in Standaard. One of his interpretations of Bach, Keyboard Concerto in D Minor BWV 974: II Adagio, It was chosen for the CD compilation Fifty Shades of Gray. The Classical Album, on the popular book series. Criticism has highlighted Tharaud its unique voice and the originality of his musical repertoire.

Today, French pianist's career continues in full swing with concerts scheduled in Scandinavia, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Belgium (where he has been invited to make an artistic residence in Muziekgebouw Eindhoven this season), Spain (in the cycle of Great Performers at the National Auditorium in Madrid), Italy (where it will debut in Santa Cecilia, in Rome), United Kingdom, Austria, Asia (a tour of China, South Korea and Japan) and the United States.

Throughout this season, Tharaud acted in some of the major American concert halls like Zankel Hall (Carnegie Hall) y la Symphony Hall de Boston. further, It plans to collaborate with Les Violons De Roy and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Philadelphia for a total of eight concerts which will perform at the Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles.

In January 2017 will perform the world premiere of the Concerto for Left Hand of Hans Abrahamsen with the WDR Köln Sinfoniorchester under the direction of lan Volkov. Later, plans to debut with the CBSO in Birmingham, Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Danish Radio Orchestra in Copenhagen and Gothenburg Symphony, in Sweden.

In recent years, He first performed with an orchestra at the BBC Proms (BBC Philharmonic under the baton Juanjo Mena), He has published the book Piano Intime and starred in the documentary Le Temps Derobe of Raphaelle Aellig-REGNIE, in which the peculiar talent portrays Tharaud. further, French pianist has made a new revision of the complete works for piano Maurice Ravel.

Of Tharaud will be the sixth action (after the postponement of the concert Till Fellner I traspado to Monday 21 of November) 21st season of the Great Performers Series of the Scherzo Foundation, which it was inaugurated last February by Ivo Pogorelich. In addition to the Croatian interpreter, They have also gone through the stage of the National Auditorium reputed pianists Arcata Volodos, Paul Lewis Y Lang Lang, the latter in a special concert for which tickets sold out. The program includes the 21st season 11 recitals, and two lectures by Volodos and Lewis. Throughout their 21 editions, Great Performers Cycle has received more than 200 concerts of the best pianists of recent decades, whose music have enjoyed over 300.000 people.


F. Five pieces COUPERIN

M. RAVEL Mirrors

F. SCHUBERT German Dances D783

S. RACHMANINOV Fantasy Pieces Op. 3
(elegy, Prelude, Melody, Polichinelle, Sérénade)

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