biography

Pierre-Laurent Aimard


Aimard is widely acclaimed as a key figure in the music of our time and has had close collaborations with many leading composers including György Ligeti whose complete works for piano he has recorded. He has also worked with Stockhausen, George Benjamin, and Pierre Boulez, who appointed Aimard, aged 19, to become the Ensemble intercontemporain´s first solo pianist. Praised by The Guardian as “one of the best Messiaen interpreters around“, Aimard has had a close association to the composer himself and with Yvonne Loriod, with whom he studied at the Paris Conservatoire. Recent seasons have included the release of the Messiaen’s opus magnum Catalogue d’oiseaux on Pentatone, which was honoured with multiple awards including the prestigious German music critic’s award “Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik” Aimard has also performed theworld premieres of piano works by Kurtág at Teatro alla Scala; Carter’s last piece Epigrams,which was written for Aimard, Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s works R...

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The New York Times

Fri 28 Nov 2008

BACH - L’ARTE DELLA FUGA di Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

The New York Times

Fri 28 Nov 2008

MESSIAEN : OPERE PER PIANOFORTE, Pierre-Laurent Aimard per DGG

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29 Nov 2017

KLAVIER FESTIVAL RUHR

Al Festival, uno dei più importanti della Germania, parteciperanno, fra gli altri Pierre-Laurent Aimard, che inaugurerà il Festival

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