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We Support: Chamayou Plays Ravel Piano Concerto

Thursday 11 April 2019 19:30-21:30

As a business partner of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, we are proud to support this concert featuring French pianist Bertrand Chamayou.

So many wonderful soloists in this concert! Each of Ginastera’s 12 Variaciones puts different orchestral players in the spotlight, making a kind of kaleidoscopic spectacular. Then Bertrand Chamayou takes the stage for Ravel’s jazzy concerto. Ravel fell in love with jazz in the 1920s and fused it brilliantly with his own European heritage.

Chamayou is sparky, dazzlingly virtuosic, but thoughtful and sensitive too: the ideal soloist. After such a high-octane first half, Pons closes the evening with Beethoven’s lustrous Fourth Symphony.

About Bertrand Chamayou
Bertrand Chamayou is now one of the key French artists on today’s international music scene. Mastering an extensive repertory, committed to contemporary creation and passing from one style to another with disconcerting ease, he displays striking assurance and imagination and an artistic approach of remarkable insight and authenticity. He is the only artist to have won a prize at France’s prestigious Victoires de la Musique Classique on four separate occasions, and in 2015 was named Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.

About the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
The internationally celebrated Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) is made up of a unique collection of talented musicians who inspire and connect with people of all ages.

It aims to provide as many opportunities as possible for people to hear live orchestral music by touring the length and breadth of Scotland and around the world as proud ambassadors for Scottish cultural excellence. In recent years, the Orchestra has travelled throughout Europe, the Far East, India and the USA.

Event Details

We Support: Chamayou Plays Ravel Piano Concerto
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Thursday, 11 April 2019 | 7.30 - 9.30pm (approx.)*
£6-£35 | Book online at the SCO’s website

Ginastera - Variaciones Concertantes (21’)
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G (23’)
Beethoven - Symphony No 4 (34’)

The Queen’s Hall
85-89 Clerk Street
Edinburgh EH8 9JG

Access Details
Please visit The Queen’s Hall Access Information page for more information on wheelchair access, guide dogs, assisted hearing, and other access questions.

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*Other concert dates
The SCO will also be bringing this concert to St Andrews on 10 April, to Glasgow on 12 April, and to Aberdeen on 13 April. For more details, visit the SCO’s event page.

Photo: Portrait of Bertrand Chamayou, published in Le Journal du Dimanche
Credit: Marco Borggreve

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