Jean-Efflam Bavouzet – France

Award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet enjoys a prolific recording and international concert career. He regularly works with orchestras such as The Cleveland, San Francisco Symphony, BBC Symphony, and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony orchestras, and collaborates with conductors including Vladimir Jurowski, Gianandrea Noseda, François-Xavier Roth, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Vasily Petrenko, Ludovic Morlot, Edward Gardner, and Sir Andrew Davis, among others.

This season, he began his Debussy-focused residency at Wigmore Hall with solo recitals and chamber concerts with the Danel Quartet and Dmitri Shishkin. Other recent highlights include concertos across Europe, performances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, appearance at the BBC Proms, a tour of the United Kingdom with the Iceland Symphony, and play/direct with the Camerata RCO.

Mr. Bavouzet records exclusively for Chandos; his latest album, The Beethoven Connection, received numerous accolades from Gramophone, BBC Music, and Choc-Classica magazines, and The New York Times. Ongoing cycles include the complete Haydn piano sonatas and the complete Mozart piano concertos with the Manchester Camerata and Gábor Takács-Nagy. In September 2020, the complete Beethoven concertos were released with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, play/directed by Mr. Bavouzet. Other recordings have garnered Gramophone, BBC, Diapason d’Or, and Choc de l’année awards.

Mr. Bavouzet has worked closely with Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, György Kurtág, Maurice Ohana, Bruno Mantovani, and Jörg Widmann and is also a champion of lesser-known French music, notably that of Gabriel Pierné and Albéric Magnard. He is the International Chair in Piano at the Royal Northern College of Music and an advisory board member of the Pianofest in the Hamptons.