January 12, 2016
Aimard Returns to Vienna Symphony as Artist-in-Residence

Pierre-Laurent continues his Vienna Symphony residency with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, presenting concerts Wednesday, January 13 through Friday, January 15 at the Musikverein. Adrien Perruchon conducts in place of Chief Conductor Philippe Jordan, who unfortunately had to withdraw from this program. Bartók's Divertimento for string orchestra and The Miraculous Mandarin round out each performance. Over the course of the 2015-16 season, Aimard presents a full cycle of Beethoven concertos at the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in a special collaboration between both halls.

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December 16, 2015
A Look Forward to 2016

In the new year, Pierre-Laurent Aimard continues his season-long residency with the Vienna Symphony and Philippe Jordan, during which he presents a full cycle of Beethoven concertos at the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in a special collaboration between the two halls. January brings the Piano Concerto No. 3, followed by the Piano Concerto No. 5 and chamber music with orchestra members in April. The Piano Concerto No. 2 caps off the residency in May. Other upcoming Beethoven performances include the Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Oslo Philharmonic and Susanna Mälkki as well as the Eroica Variations at Alte Oper Frankfurt, both in February.

Aimard embarks on an Australian tour in March, including performances with both the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. An April tour with the London Symphony Orchestra and Simon Rattle brings Messiaen’s Couleurs de la Cité Celeste to Paris, Luxembourg, and at London’s Barbican Centre, where Aimard also gives a solo recital of the composer’s Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus.

Other highlights finishing the 2015-16 season include two all-Stockhausen programs with Tamara Stefanovich at the the Philharmonie de Paris in January, a visit to Moscow in April for J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, and Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2 in May with the Orchestre National de la Pays de la Loire in Nantes and Angers.

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December 1, 2015
Stockhausen in Amsterdam with Tamara Stefanovich and Marco Stroppa

Continuing their exploration of the piano works of Karlheinz Stockhausen this season, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich bring the composer's Mantra for two pianos and electronics to Amsterdam’s Het Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ on Thursday, December 3, where they join Marco Stroppa in the role of sound director. The 1970 work is scored for two ring-modulated pianos (with ring modulators now replaced by iPads), crotales, wood block, and a recording of morse code. Find tickets and more information here.

The trio reprises their presentation of Mantra at Paris's Cité de la Musique in Paris on January 29, where Aimard also performs the composer’s Klavierstücke.