November 4, 2016
A Visit to Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan

Pierre-Laurent Aimard returns to Asia in November for solo and orchestral appearances in Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. On November 20 and 22, he joins the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Parvo Järvi for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” at Taiwan’s National Theatre and Concert Hall. These performances preclude an upcoming German tour with the orchestra in March 2017 under Matthias Pintscher. While in Asia, Aimard also appears with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony and Kazushi Ono on November 27 and 28, presenting Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D Major.

A solo recital at Seoul's LG Arts Center on November 24 features works by György Kurtág, Robert Schumann, and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, highlighting the musical connections between these composers, followed by selections by Olivier Messiaen, Louis-Claude Daquin, and Frederic Chopin.

Find tickets and more information on the calendar.

October 27, 2016
Beethoven’s “Emperor” with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice

Pierre-Laurent Aimard returns to Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice. Daniel Kawka conducts a program that also includes Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printempe.

Find more information here about these performances at the Opera Nice Côte d’Azur.

October 10, 2016
Solo Recitals in Amsterdam, Lugano, Parma, Cambridge, and Luxembourg

Pierre-Laurent presents recitals in four European cities over the course of a week, with stops at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ on October 15, the Lugano Festival in Switzerland on October 18, the Teatro Farnese in Parma on October 19, the Penthouse Theatre at the University of Cambridge on October 21, and the Philharmonie Luxembourg on October 23.

The Amsterdam, Lugano, Parma, and Luxembourg programs feature a series of short works by György Kurtág (including Passio sine nomine, a piece specifically dedicated to Aimard by the composer), Robert Schumann, and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, highlighting the musical connections between these three composers who lived and worked during diverse musical eras. Select recital programs also include works by Chopin, Boulez, and Messiaen. The Parma recital features the Italian premiere of Julian Anderson’s Sensation. At the University of Cambridge, Aimard performs Messiaen’s evening-length Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus, the composer's meditation on the infancy of Jesus.

Find more information and tickets to these performances on Aimard’s calendar.