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.

March 21, 2016
Beethoven’s “Emperor" with the Wiener Symphoniker and National Philharmonic of Ukraine

Pierre-Laurent Aimard continues this season's Beethoven concerto cycle as the Wiener Symphoniker Artist-in-Residence on Friday, April 1 and Sunday, April 3 with Chief Conductor Philippe Jordan on the podium, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” at the Wiener Konzerthaus. On Saturday, April 2, he joins members of the Wiener Symphoniker at the Konzerthaus for an evening of chamber music, featuring Elliott Carter’s 2013 piano trio that was dedicated to him, Epigrams. Aimard is appearing at both the Musikverein and Konzerthaus this season in a collaboration between the two halls and will conclude his residency in May with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4.

On Wednesday, March 30, Aimard brings the “Emperor” to Kiev, performing in Lysenko Concert Hall with the National Philharmonic of Ukraine and conductor Mykola Dyadyura.