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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet @ Benjamin Ealovega

Award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet enjoys a prolific recording and international concert career. He regularly works with orchestras such as The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and NHK Symphony orchestras, and collaborates with conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Jurowski, Gianandrea Noseda, François- Xavier Roth, Nicholas Collon, Gábor Takács-Nagy and Sir Andrew Davis amongst others.

Recent performances include the San Francisco Symphony, Aspen Festival, and Seattle, NHK and BBC symphony orchestras. He also appeared at the Lincoln Center in New York with the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonie de Paris with Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo and Kazuki Yamada, BBC Proms with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Nicholas Collon and Carnegie Hall, as part of a major North American tour together with the London Philharmonic under Vladimir Jurowski.

Bavouzet records exclusively for Chandos. Bavouzet has recorded several of Haydn’s Sonatas and Piano Concertos and embarked on a series of Mozart concertos, which have been critically acclaimed. His complete Prokofiev Piano Concertos with BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda won a Gramophone award, and his Ravel Piano concertos with the BBC Symphony Orchestra won both a Gramophone and BBC magazine award. Other recordings include the complete Beethoven Sonatas, Bartók’s Concerto’s and Stravinsky’s Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra. Also Bavouzet’s recordings have garnered several Gramophone Awards, BBC Music Magazine Awards, a Diapason d’Or and Choc de l’année.

Bavouzet has worked closely with Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, György Kurtág, Maurice Ohana and Bruno Mantovani and is also a champion of lesser-known French music, notably that of Gabriel Pierné and Albéric Magnard.