December 02, 2015

Biography

Bertrand Chamayou has established himself at the highest level on the international music scene, performing in venues such as Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, New York’s Lincoln Center, Munich’s Herkulessaal and London’s Wigmore Hall. He has appeared at major festivals including Mostly Mozart, Lucerne and Rheingau, as well as the Rotterdam Gergiev Festival and Klavier-Festival Ruhr.

He has worked with orchestras including the London and Rotterdam Philharmonic orchestras, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, hr-Sinfonieorchester, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln and Orchestre National de France. Conductor collaborations have included Pierre Boulez, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Neville Marriner, Semyon Bychkov, Michel Plasson, Louis Langrée, Jérémie Rhorer, Stéphane Denève, Ludovic Morlot and Andris Nelsons. 

In the 2015/16 season, Bertrand Chamayou made his debuts with the Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Cinncinati Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker and Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo. This season sees him return to Indianapolis Symphony, Orchestre National de France and Orchestre de Paris amongst many others. Chamayou will make his debuts with Seattle Symphony, Accademia di Santa Cecilia and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and will take his all-Ravel recital programme to Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, National Concert Hall Taipei, Atlanta Shriver Hall series and the Cartagena Festival amongst others.

Chamayou is a regular chamber music performer, with partners including Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Quatuor Ebène, Antoine Tamestit, Vilde Frang and Sol Gabetta. A recital tour of the United States and Canada with the latter in 2016/17 will lead the duo to Baltimore’s Spivey Hall, Boston Celebrity Series and Club Musical de Québec.

Born in Toulouse, Chamayou became a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2015.

The only artist to win France's prestigious Victoires de la Musique on four occasions, Chamayou has an exclusive recording contract with Erato (Warner Classics) and was awarded the 2016 ECHO Klassik for his recording of Ravel’s complete works for solo piano. For the same label he has recorded piano music by Schubert.