Pianist Bertrand Chamayou is among the most sought after personalities on the music scene. Recent solo engagements include the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the Herkulessaal, Musikfest Bremen, Wigmore Hall, Théâtre du Châtelet, New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, Lucerne Festival, Rotterdam Gergiev Festival, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, performances with the Orchestre de Paris, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammer Philharmonie, the Orchestre National de Belgique, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, the Hessischer Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, the WDR Sinfonie Orchester, the SWR Sinfonie Orchester, the Orchestre National de France, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
In 2011, Bertrand Chamayou celebrates Liszt’ 200th anniversary recording the complete Years of Pilgrimage, which he will also perform, in several venues throughout the world (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Musikfest Bremen, Forbidden City Hall Beijing, ...). He will play with Pierre Boulez and the Orchestre de Paris at Salle Pleyel,. In February 2011, he won a Victoire de la Musique as “Soloist of the Year”.
Bertrand Chamayou released a very successful César Franck CD in March 2010, which was awarded several prizes including Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice. In 2008 his Mendelssohn CD had also been a wide success. He had released in 2006 a very successful Liszt live CD (Transcendental Etudes) for Sony Classical.
At 20, Bertrand was a prize-winner at the international Long- Thibaud competition . Born in 1981, Bertrand was very soon remarked by pianist Jean-François Heisser who was later to become his professor at Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique. Bertrand Chamayou completed his training then with Maria Curcio in London and was given precious advice by such great masters as Leon Fleisher, Dimitri Bashkirov and Murray Perahia.
Bertrand has played as a soloist with some of the best French national orchestras (Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National de France, …) and other prestigious European Orchestras (Hessischer Rundfunk Orchester, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Tapiola Sinfonietta, ) with such renowned maestros as Andris Nelson, Michel Plasson, Lawrence Foster, Yutaka Sado, Tugan Sokhiev, Ludovic Morlot, Semyon Bychkov, Stéphane Denève… and regularly plays in chamber music performances with partners like Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Quatuor Ebène, the Belcea Quartet, Sol Gabetta or Antoine Tamestit.