Latest News

August 22, 2015
Beethoven in Bucharest with the Orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsoper

Pierre-Laurent Aimard takes part in the George Enescu Festival, held annually in honor of the celebrated Romanian composer, with a September 12 performance of Beethoven's Concerto for Piano No. 5. He is joined in Bucharest by the Orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsoper under the direction of Constantin Carydis. The evening’s program is completed by Enescu's symphonic poem Isis and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5

This event begins a 2015-16 concert season that sees Aimard present a full cycle of Beethoven’s piano concertos as the Vienna Symphony’s artist-in-residence, plus performances of select Beethoven concertos with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, and Swedish Chamber Orchestra.

Find more information about the Bucharest performance and tickets here.

August 18, 2015
Pierre-Laurent Aimard Steps in with Philharmonia Orchestra at Edinburgh International Festival

Pierre-Laurent Aimard has stepped in at short notice to perform Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen in their August 19 concert at the Edinburgh International Festival. He is appearing in place of Lang Lang, who was unfortunately forced to withdraw due to illness.

Aimard last joined the Philharmonia Orchestra and Salonen — the ensemble’s principal conductor and artistic advisor — for Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G in spring 2015. He also performed the work at the at the 2015 Aldeburgh Festival in June with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

Find more information about the Edinburgh concert here.

August 10, 2015
Pierre-Laurent Aimard Makes Return to Mostly Mozart Festival, Webcast Live

Following his residency there five years ago, Pierre-Laurent Aimard returns to New York City’s Mostly Mozart Festival for a trio of concerts celebrating the work of his longtime friend and collaborator George Benjamin. On August 13,, he joins the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) for a late-night program showcasing Breathless for toy piano and pizzicato violin by Dai Fujikura, one of the English composer’s former students. Aimard and the ICE reunite on August 16 for accounts of Ligeti’s Piano Concerto and Messiaen’s Oiseaux exotiques, led by Benjamin himself. For the pianist’s final Mostly Mozart appearance in a late-night solo recital on August 17, he complements Benjamin’s Shadowlines – a set of six canonic preludes that was originally written for him – with preludes by d’Anglebert, Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Debussy, and Scriabin, as well as canons by Bach, Schumann, Brahms, Webern, Boulez, and Ligeti.

The August 17 solo recital will be webcast live by, and this as well as his August 13 Mostly Mozart performance will be livestreamed by Lincoln Center.

Timed to coincide with his Ligeti performance on August 16 at Mostly Mozart, Aimard’s new interactive score of Ligeti’s Musica ricercata No. 7 is scheduled to go live online that day. A free, multilingual, interactive website developed in close collaboration with the Ruhr Piano Festival’s Dr. Tobias Bleek, the Ligeti Project launched in May and provides an in-depth examination of the late Hungarian composer’s Études.