April 29, 2016
Concluding Artist Residency with the Wiener Symphoniker

Pierre-Laurent Aimard joins the Wiener Symphoniker for his final concerts as Artist-in-Residence, concluding a season-long Beethoven concerto cycle as part of a special collaboration between the Musikverein and Konzerthaus. With Chief Conductor Philippe Jordan on the podium, Aimard presents Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb Major on Wednesday, May 11 and Friday, May 13. His performance is paired with a concert version of Bartók’s one-act opera Bluebeard's Castle featuring Gábor Bretz and Violeta Urmana.

Find more information here about these concerts at Vienna’s Musikverein.

April 20, 2016
Touring the Well-Tempered Clavier to the Netherlands, Austria, and Russia

Pierre-Laurent Aimard returns to Book I of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier in April with a three-city tour. He presents complete accounts at the Muziekgebouw Eindhoven in the Netherlands on April 22 and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall on April 28. At the Welser Stadttheater Hotel Greif in Wels, Austria on April 24, excerpts from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I are complemented by Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Nos. 31 and 32.

Following a period of intensive study of the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Berlin Institute for Advanced Studies) in 2014, Aimard released the series on Deutsche Grammophon accompanied by a worldwide tour.

April 16, 2016
Touring Messiaen with the London Symphony Orchestra

Pierre-Laurent Aimard joins the London Symphony Orchestra and Simon Rattle to present three performances of Couleurs de la cité celeste, Olivier Messiaen’s rarely-performed musical exploration of the apocalypse. Paired with Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8, the tour begins at the Philharmonie Luxembourg on April 11, with subsequent performances at the Cité de la Musique in Paris on April 12 and London’s Barbican Centre on April 14.

Pierre-Laurent caps his visit to London with a solo recital at the Barbican Centre on April 16, performing another work of Messiaen's inspired by the divine: Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus, an evening-length meditation on the infancy of Jesus. Find tickets and more information here.