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December 9, 2016
Closing 2016 in Belgium, Lithuania, and Germany

Pierre-Laurent Aimard joins Tamara Stefanovich for two performances in December, first reprising their interpretation of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Mantra for two pianos and electronics at Belgium’s De Singel on December 14 alongside Marco Stroppa in the role of sound director. The 1970 work is scored for two ring-modulated pianos (with ring modulators now replaced by iPads), crotales, wood block, and a recording of morse code.

On New Year's Eve, Aimard and Stefanovich present Brahms’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen at Alpine retreat Schloss Elmau.

On December 16, Aimard presents works by J.S. Bach, Kurtág, Debussy, Boulez, and Julian Anderson in recital under the auspices of the GAIDA Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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December 1, 2016
Turangalîla-Symphonie with the Czech Philharmonic

Pierre-Laurent Aimard joins conductor David Robertson, ondes Martenot player Valérie Hartmann-Claverie, and the Czech Philharmonic for three performances of Olivier Messiaen’s euphoric Turangalîla-Symphonie, presented on December 7, 8, and 9 at Prague’s Rudolfinum. Find more information and tickets here.

Watch an excerpt of Aimard’s 2008 performance of the Turangalîla-Symphonie with Simon Rattle, Tristan Murail, and the Berliner Philharmoniker, recorded live for the Digital Concert Hall.

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November 4, 2016
A Visit to Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan

Pierre-Laurent Aimard returns to Asia in November for solo and orchestral appearances in Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan. On November 20 and 22, he joins the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Parvo Järvi for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” at Taiwan’s National Theatre and Concert Hall. These performances preclude an upcoming German tour with the orchestra in March 2017 under Matthias Pintscher. While in Asia, Aimard also appears with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony and Kazushi Ono on November 27 and 28, presenting Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D Major.

A solo recital at Seoul's LG Arts Center on November 24 features works by György Kurtág, Robert Schumann, and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, highlighting the musical connections between these composers, followed by selections by Olivier Messiaen, Louis-Claude Daquin, and Frederic Chopin.

Find tickets and more information on the calendar.

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