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The brilliant French pianist from Toulouse, Bertrand Chamayou, noted for his technical wizardry and remarkable musicianship, is the soloist in the most lyrical of Beethoven’s piano concertos. The Fourth combines intimacy with energy, serenity with wit, and is the ideal match for Chamayou’s striking imagination and poetic emotions.
SCO Principal Guest Conductor Emmanuel Krivine concludes the concert with the pure-hearted music of Schumann, one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Lilting, soaring and majestic, and surging with abundant, virtuosic life, the Fourth Symphony is hardly indicative of the shattered spiritual condition of the composer at this point in his tragic career.
Emmanuel Krivine is respected as one of the world’s most distinguished conductors whose elegant and colourful interpretations have made him a favourite with leading orchestras and soloists around the world. He is regarded as one of the foremost French musicians today and is Principal Guest Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Bertrand Chamayou has mastered an extensive repertoire displaying striking assurance, imagination, artistic approach and remarkable consistency in his performances. The only artist to win France's prestigious Victoires de la Musique on four occasions, he has an exclusive recording contract with Warner/Erato and was awarded the 2016 ECHO Klassik for his recording of Ravel’s complete works for solo piano.