To end his sabbatical, Pierre-Laurent returns to to Aldeburgh Music in the summer of 2014 for his sixth season as Artistic Director, where he will perform music by composers with whom he is particularly associated, including Messaien, and undertake a major project examining Ligeti’s Études. A series of masterclasses on the études, which Aimard premiered and has long been associated with, run from June 18 to 23, and will be filmed for inclusion in a planned new online resource in partnership with Klavier-Festival Ruhr.
Aimard's other appearances at Aldeburgh include a June 14 recital of French music for two pianos with Tamara Stefanovich, with whom he will also perform Mozart’s Concerto for two pianos in E-flat major K365 with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe on June 29. He also appears with members of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe on June 21 for chamber works by Janáček. On June 28, he performs the United Kingdom premiere of Tristan Murail’s Le Désenchantement du monde with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Find out more about Aimard’s upcoming performances at Aldeburgh Music on his schedule page.