Piano

Anne Queffélec

Anne Queffélec, unanimously considered as one of the most remarkable pianists of our time, enjoys international fame as well as an exceptional influence over musical life.

After graduating at the Paris Conservatoire, she studied in Vienna, where Paul Badura-Skoda, Jorg Demus and especially Alfred Brendel respectively became her teachers. The audiences will discover the charm and musical smartness of this great performer when she successfully wins the International competitions in Munich and in Leeds.

She plays under the direction of great conductors and with prestigious orchestras: the London Symphony, the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Symphony, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Chamber Orchestra of Poland, of Lausanne, the Tokyo NHK Orchestra, the Kanazawa ensemble, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the French National Orchestra and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, the Strasbourg Orchestra, the Lille Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kremerata Baltica Orchestra.

Anne Queffélec runs several French and foreign festivals. She took part in the soundtrack of Amadeus, under the baton of Neville Marriner. She performed Mozart’s complete Piano Sonatas live on France Musique at the festival of La Roque d’Anthéron, thus confirming her passionate similarity with the world of Mozart.

On stage and in her recordings, Anne Queffélec maintains a selective repertoire. She has recorded more than thirty recordings respectively cut out at Erato’s, Virgin Classics’, Mirare’s. Her last CD's "Ravel, Debussy, Fauré" for Erato (2014), and "Scarlatti Sonatas" for Mirare (2015) have been awarded by a "Diapason d'Or". Her CD "Satie & Compagnie" has been awarded "Diapason d'Or" of the Year for Mirare (2013).

Reviews

« The pianist sculpts silence within the flesh of the note. Her quest for meaning creates that rare feeling that music seems to know the interpreter better than she knows herself. The notes run free on the keyboard to reach the essence of music, which anyone can enjoy profoundly. »

Le Figaro

 

Satie & Compagnie - Norman Lebrecht's CD of the week

 

Radio Show "Carrefour de l'Odéon" on April 4th - click to listen excerpts of her disc "Satie & compagnie"

Links

Label : Mirare

E-boutique : Harmonia Mundi

Discography
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