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July 22, 2015
Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich Perform All-Boulez Program at Salzburg Festival

Continuing their celebration of Pierre Boulez's 90th birthday, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich take their program of the composer-conductor’s piano works that they have been touring across the US and Europe to the Salzburg Festival on August 9. The performance will include the Piano Sonatas 1 through 3 plus 12 Notations, Une page d’éphéméride, and a finale of Structures for two pianos, Book II.

Aimard has enjoyed a long rich personal and professional history with Boulez, and at the age of 19 was invited to become a founding member of Ensemble Intercontemporain, Boulez’s IRCAM-based chamber orchestra, of which he was then a member for many years.

Find more information about the Salzburg all-Boulez concert here.

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July 17, 2015
Pierre-Laurent Aimard Brings Two Solo Programs to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival

Returning to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival this season, Pierre-Laurent Aimard kicks off the German festival's Meisterpianisten series on July 23 with a performance of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, which he toured worldwide during the 2014-15 season and released on Deutsche Gramophone last summer. As part of the all-day event Pavillon Zukunft on July 25 he presents a series of études by Chopin, Debussy, Scriabin, Bartók, Messiaen, and Ligeti, followed by Boulez's Sonata No. 1 and Stockhausen's Klavierstücke X.

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July 2, 2015
Pierre-Laurent Aimard Presents Laughter-Inspired Program at Styriarte

Returning to Graz, Austria to take part in the annual festival Styriarte on July 21, Pierre-Laurent Aimard offers a concert in keeping with this season’s festival theme of the exploration of laughter in all its forms. Drawing from a panorama of European sarcastic humor, the program features special guest Valérie Aimard, his sister, performing as a mime. To close the program of Prokofiev, Ligeti, and Kurtág, Tamara Stefanovich joins Aimard for a performance of Ligeti’s Monument - Self portrait - Movement for two pianos. The concert will be broadcast across Austria via radio station Ö1 on August 19. More information and tickets can be found here.

Watch a video of Aimard explaining this year's Styriarte program (in German).

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