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May 31, 2017
Pierre-Laurent Aimard to receive Ernst von Siemens Prize in June

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, named earlier this year the 2017 Ernst von Siemens Prize winner, receives the prize on Friday, 2 June at Munich’s Prinzregententheater for demonstrating a life's devotion to the service of music.

Aimard, upon receiving the prize, performs works by George Benjamin, György Kurtág, György Ligeti, Marco Stroppa, and Elliott Carter. Aimard also takes the stage with pianist Tamara Stefanovich, for a piece for four hands by Vassos Nicolaou.

German broadcasting outlet ARD highlights this momentous occasion in a radio interview here:

January 26, 2017
Aimard awarded 2017 Ernst von Siemens Music Prize

Pierre-Laurent Aimard has been awarded the 2017 Ernst von Siemens Music Prize. The award, which is given to artists for a life devoted to the service of music, includes a 250,000 euro grant.

Aimard takes part in a prize ceremony on 2 June 2017 at Munich's Prinzregententheater. The ceremony will include a solo performance by Aimard plus a presentation by the Munich Chamber Orchestra featuring works by Composer Prize winners. Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts President Michael Krüger will present the prizes.

December 16, 2016
Beethoven and Ravel with the Orchestre National de Lyon and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

To open 2017, Pierre-Laurent Aimard brings his interpretation of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 to the Orchestre National de Lyon under Ton Koopman, part of a program which also includes Haydn’s Symphonies Nos. 1 and 104. Find more information here about these performances on January 12 and 14.

The following week, Pierre-Laurent presents Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major with Lausanne’s Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Jonathan Nott on January 19, 20, and 22. Find more information about this program, which also includes Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole and Debussy’s Images for orchestra.