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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet nominated for GRAMOPHONE ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2017

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet nominated for GRAMOPHONE ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2017

Monday 19 June 2017
"he has treated us to magnificent recordings of, first, French repertoire and more recently the music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. He is a pianist with so much to say, as witnessed by his deeply impressive Beethoven piano sonata series. "
Cast your vote at https://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/vote-for-the-gramophone-artist-of-the-year-2017
HAYDN Sonatas Volume 6 is EDITOR's CHOICE in the June 2017 issue of GRAMOPHONE magazine

HAYDN Sonatas Volume 6 is EDITOR's CHOICE in the June 2017 issue of GRAMOPHONE magazine

Tuesday 23 May 2017
Stephen Plaistow: "a level of technical perfection allied to insight, rigorous intellectual curiosity and the probing instincts of a distinguished performer that have never been brought to bear so acutely and consistently on this part of Haydn’s activity
PIANIST Magazine 's EDITOR'S CHOICE  February/March 2017

PIANIST Magazine 's EDITOR'S CHOICE February/March 2017

Tuesday 31 January 2017
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays dazzling Mozart concertos
"Bavouzet casts magic over the orchestra’s background accompaniment with his faultless, seamless execution of passagework and his exquisite phrasing of melodies"
INTERNATIONAL PIANO Magazine January/February 2017

INTERNATIONAL PIANO Magazine January/February 2017

Tuesday 17 January 2017
Bavouzet - Questing spirit
"Bavouzet brings erudition, insight and boundless energy to his complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas. Jeremy Nicholas can't help but finding himself bowled over by the Gallic charm and boundless enthousiasm of this unique and stimulating talent"
BEETHOVEN Sonatas volume 3 is out and has been chosen RECORDING OF THE MONTH December 2016 by GRAMOPHONE

BEETHOVEN Sonatas volume 3 is out and has been chosen RECORDING OF THE MONTH December 2016 by GRAMOPHONE

Wednesday 07 December 2016
" Bavouzet’s chronological cycle... has not been surpassed, I would judge, in the last 30 years. Yes, it’s that good..He radiates generosity and balance as well as a delight in being able to play the piano so well."
Full review by Stephen Plaistow at http://www.gramophone.co.uk/feature/best-new-classical-albums-december-2016
MOZART concertos released on CHANDOS

MOZART concertos released on CHANDOS

Tuesday 18 October 2016
With Gàbor Takàcs-Nagy conducting the Manchester Camerata
GRAMOPHONE August 2016

GRAMOPHONE August 2016

Monday 01 August 2016
Bavouzet's version of Prokofiev #3 among the
*10 Great concertos explored by 10 great pianists*
Bavouzet * Noseda * BBC Philharmonic on CHANDOS:  Recommended Recording of the Bartok Piano Concertos

Bavouzet * Noseda * BBC Philharmonic on CHANDOS: Recommended Recording of the Bartok Piano Concertos

Sunday 14 February 2016
Bartók’s piano concertos – the pianist’s sternest test

Geoffrey Norris in the Gramophone blog February 9 2016
"Bavouzet, who has produced exceptional recordings of the Bartók concertos for Chandos, is the ardent admirer who mentions Bartók in the same breath as Bach and Beethoven as a composer who wanted his music to “save the soul” Thoughts on the difficulty of programming and performing the Bartok Piano concertos
"JEAN-EFFLAM BAVOUZET'S BEETHOVEN: REFRESHING AND PROVOCATIVE"

"JEAN-EFFLAM BAVOUZET'S BEETHOVEN: REFRESHING AND PROVOCATIVE"

Monday 01 February 2016
SEEN & HEARD INTERNATIONAL by Mark Berry January 29 2016

Recital at the International Piano Series LONDON
"All Beethoven performances should, if only briefly, restore one’s faith in humanity; this one did... A Beethoven performance of undeniable greatness...Bavouzet’s way in general with these works was perhaps the most brazenly modernistic, both in sound and often in interpretative strategy..A performance Boulez would have admired"
GRAMOPHONE   December 2015 CRITICS' CHOICE

GRAMOPHONE December 2015 CRITICS' CHOICE

Monday 14 December 2015
John Warrack
A clever idea of Jean-Efflam BAVOUZET to gather on a record centring on Stravinsky as pianist, three major works, the Concerto, confronting if not reconciling Baroque and tango within a classical framework; the multi-serialist Mouvements, hard as a diamond; and the enjoyable Carpiccio, also acknowledging the piano origins of Petrushka.
Ten of the best Beethoven recordings recently reviewed in the pages of Gramophone

Ten of the best Beethoven recordings recently reviewed in the pages of Gramophone

Friday 25 September 2015
Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas Vol 2, Nos 11 - 21
Jean Efflam Bavouzet (pf)
Chandos
'My impressions of Bavouzet are of his selfless concentration, understanding, boundless musical energy, and in everything offered his command of timing and of the glorious variety and drama of these compositions.'
Volume 2 of Pierné recording is published by Chandos

Volume 2 of Pierné recording is published by Chandos

Saturday 05 September 2015
Andrew Clements in the Guardian: "Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is not only a dazzling soloist in the three concertante works, but adds two of Pierné’s solo piano pieces, the Nocturne en Forme de Valse and a concert study"
GRAMOPHONE Magazine EDITOR'S CHOICE August 2015!

GRAMOPHONE Magazine EDITOR'S CHOICE August 2015!

Tuesday 28 July 2015
"..The colours, dynamics and textural finesse of this performance, enhanced by superbly lifelike recording, are breathtaking..."
The new CHANDOS recording is released and is Album of the Week in The Sunday Times June 7

The new CHANDOS recording is released and is Album of the Week in The Sunday Times June 7

Monday 08 June 2015
JEB and FFG play transcriptions for two pianos of three major works premièred in 1913
JEB interviewed on Radio Svizzera Italiana Rete Due

JEB interviewed on Radio Svizzera Italiana Rete Due

Thursday 23 April 2015
JEB  guest of Bruno Mantovani

JEB guest of Bruno Mantovani

Saturday 28 February 2015
"Les Menus plaisirs" on France Musique
Sunday March 1, 2015 6PM
"STUNNING PIANISM"

"STUNNING PIANISM"

Wednesday 25 February 2015
Simon Thompson from Seen and Heard International reviews Prokofiev Concerto No3 in Edinburgh with RSNO and Neeme JÄRVI
"There was sparkle aplenty in Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto, too, but this time generated most obviously by some fairly stunning pianism from Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. This often understated, always musical, pianist here turned into a dynamo, fizzing up and down the keyboard with the energy of a nuclear reaction. It was a cracking performance which, for energy and excitement, rivalled even Danil Trifonov’s EIF opener back in 2013, and that’s saying something."
JEB invited by Lionel Esparza on France Musique : Le Magazine Tuesday February 24, 2015 12-13h

JEB invited by Lionel Esparza on France Musique : Le Magazine Tuesday February 24, 2015 12-13h

Monday 23 February 2015
 BARTOK Concerto N°3 with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Vassily Petrenko

BARTOK Concerto N°3 with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Vassily Petrenko

Sunday 15 February 2015
France Musique re-broadcasts until March 3, 2015
France Musique  -  February 10 at 2pm

France Musique - February 10 at 2pm

Friday 06 February 2015
Broadcast of the recital given in the Auditorium of LOUVRE
French programm with works of Debussy, Ravel, Mantovani,Decaux, Pierné and Massenet
BBC Music Magazine February

BBC Music Magazine February

Wednesday 04 February 2015
REWIND
JEB talks about some of his recordings
Stravinsky CD released

Stravinsky CD released

Tuesday 03 February 2015
São Paulo Symphony Orchestra,
Yan Pascal Tortelier conducting



Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments - Capriccio - Movements - Pétrouchka

"Energy and precision from Bavouzet . It’s hard to imagine better."
The Guardian, by Fiona Maddocks
Portrait interview on Swiss radio ESPACE2 , January 25, 3-5pm

Portrait interview on Swiss radio ESPACE2 , January 25, 3-5pm

Friday 23 January 2015
"Comme il vous plaîra"

Still broadcast during the week of 26 January

Charles Sigel invites Jean-Efflam Bavouzet for two hours of music and conversation.

"C'est un des meilleurs pianistes actuels. Le monde entier le sait. Son pays, la France, un peu moins. Depuis fort longtemps, c'est ailleurs qu'il triomphe. Rencontre avec un musicien boulimique, curieux de tout, enthousiaste et enthousiasmant."
 Live streaming on Medici.tv on December 3: Bavouzet in recital at the Auditorium du Louvre

Live streaming on Medici.tv on December 3: Bavouzet in recital at the Auditorium du Louvre

Tuesday 02 December 2014
FRANCE MUSIQUE  November 28 at 9:05 am

FRANCE MUSIQUE November 28 at 9:05 am

Friday 28 November 2014
"La Matinale culturelle" receives Jean-Efflam before his recital at the Auditorium de Louvre on December 3
New York Carnegie Hall

New York Carnegie Hall

Saturday 18 October 2014
New York Times
By ANTHONY TOMMASINI
OCTOBER 17, 2014


...After this, the superb French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet was soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Those expecting a French artist to exemplify stereotypical French sensibilities, like refinement, might have been surprised by Mr. Bavouzet’s crisp, incisive playing. This was a bracing account of a familiar piece. There was no dawdling in ruminative variations, and just enough use of expressive rubato in episodes of soaring lyricism.

After receiving a big ovation, Mr. Bavouzet played a solo encore: Debussy’s Prelude “Feux d’artifice” (“Fireworks”). This performance conveyed all the wildness of this swirling, dizzying music. The leap from this work to the Ligeti études seemed not that far.
"Pianist Bavouzet makes a stunning return to Davies with the London Philharmonic"

"Pianist Bavouzet makes a stunning return to Davies with the London Philharmonic"

Monday 13 October 2014
San Francisco Examiner October 13 2014, by Stephen Smoliar
First reviews of the USA tour
New release: Janacek cd including the Capriccio

New release: Janacek cd including the Capriccio

Sunday 28 September 2014
With the Bergen Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner
CHSA5142
Haydn Concertos BBC3 Disc of the Week

Haydn Concertos BBC3 Disc of the Week

Saturday 27 September 2014
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet's series of Haydn recordings continues with his effortlessly joyful performances of the three concertos, with the elegant accompaniment of Manchester Camerata and Gabor Takacs-Nagy
Haydn Piano Concertos Classic FM Drive Featured Album

Haydn Piano Concertos Classic FM Drive Featured Album

Monday 15 September 2014
Spirited and virtuosic performances of Haydn's best-known piano concertos by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
BAVOUZET WINS GRAMOPHONE CONCERTO AWARD 2014

BAVOUZET WINS GRAMOPHONE CONCERTO AWARD 2014

Wednesday 27 August 2014
PROKOFIEV Concertos with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Gianandrea NOSEDA conducting
Chandos CHAN10802
New CD selected Gramophone EDITOR'S CHOICE September 2014

New CD selected Gramophone EDITOR'S CHOICE September 2014

Tuesday 26 August 2014
HAYDN Concertos F major * G major * D major

Manchester Camerata * Gàbor Takàcs Nagy conducting
Gramophone interview with Bavouzet by Harriet Smith in the September issue

Gramophone interview with Bavouzet by Harriet Smith in the September issue

Tuesday 26 August 2014
JEAN-EFFLAM BAVOUZET nominated for ARTIST OF the YEAR 2014 by GRAMOPHONE

JEAN-EFFLAM BAVOUZET nominated for ARTIST OF the YEAR 2014 by GRAMOPHONE

Wednesday 18 June 2014
Voting on-line is open until July 22
JEB will be guest of Arièle Butaux in "Mardi idéal"

JEB will be guest of Arièle Butaux in "Mardi idéal"

Sunday 08 June 2014
France Musique, June 10 22h30
 Prokofiev concertos cd RECORDING OF THE MONTH!

Prokofiev concertos cd RECORDING OF THE MONTH!

Thursday 06 March 2014
GRAMOPHONE March 2014
by Rob Cowan
"Superb Prokofiev piano concertos cycle from Jean-Efflam Bavouzet"
"Bavouzet is on magnificent form"
Interview portrait in CLASSICA February 2014

Interview portrait in CLASSICA February 2014

Friday 28 February 2014
with Olivier Bellamy
"Après une très remarquable intégrale Debussy, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet a entrepris une intégrale des sonates de Haydn régulièrement saluée dans nos pages. Rencontre avec un artist curieux de tout."
Beethoven Sonatas volume 2 is EDITOR'S CHOICE

Beethoven Sonatas volume 2 is EDITOR'S CHOICE

Friday 14 February 2014
GRAMOPHONE February 2014
by Stephen Plaistow
"A quite wonderful pianist - in his prime... the virtuosity often breathtaking but his control is as much musical as technical... Boundless musical energy and in everything offered him command of timing and of the glorious variety and drama of these compositions.."
INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

Thursday 06 February 2014
February 2014
IRR features JEBavouzet on its cover at the occasion of the release of the 5 Prokofiev concertos with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Giandandrea Noseda on Chandos
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet : The inspirational French pianist shares his thoughts with interviewer James Naughtie

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet : The inspirational French pianist shares his thoughts with interviewer James Naughtie

Tuesday 04 February 2014
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE February 2014 issue
Podcast on FRANCE MUSIQUE

Podcast on FRANCE MUSIQUE

Monday 03 February 2014
Recital Théâtre des Champs Elysées January 19 2014
Podcast of the recital available on France Musique until February 17
BEETHOVEN vol.2 is out.                                                 Jean-Efflam will sign his new cd at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris, January 19th 2014

BEETHOVEN vol.2 is out. Jean-Efflam will sign his new cd at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris, January 19th 2014

Monday 06 January 2014
available at chandos.net
PROMS August 5 concert on BBC Radio 3

PROMS August 5 concert on BBC Radio 3

Wednesday 07 August 2013
Prokofieff Piano Concerto No.2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 2 in C minor


BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Gianandrea NOSEDA conducting
Replay from BBC Radio 3 available until 12th of August
PROMS August 5 concert on BBC Radio 3 until August 12

PROMS August 5 concert on BBC Radio 3 until August 12

Monday 05 August 2013
Prokofieff Piano Concerto No.2
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Gianandrea NOSEDA conducting
Jean-Efflam's left hand at the Biennale in Venice

Jean-Efflam's left hand at the Biennale in Venice

Tuesday 11 June 2013
Anri Sala represents France with a hauntingly beautiful work on Ravel's Concerto for the left hand. "Ravel Ravel Unravel" features Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Louis Lortie as soloists and enchants the visitors. Not to be missed
Biennale in Venice, Giardini, French exhibition at the German Pavillion
"CHOC" Award  for Haydn Sonatas volume 5

"CHOC" Award for Haydn Sonatas volume 5

Monday 03 June 2013
CLASSICA Magazine June 2013
HAYDN Sonatas volume 5  by CHANDOS is released

HAYDN Sonatas volume 5 by CHANDOS is released

Monday 08 April 2013
6 new sonatas and a surprise Epilogue on this fifth volume
"These are landmark recordings, thanks to the French pianist's stylistic command and sheer delight in the music" Andrew Clark, Financial Times April 5 2013
JEAN-EFFLAM BAVOUZET IS CLASSIC FM ¨ARTIST OF THE WEEK¨ !

JEAN-EFFLAM BAVOUZET IS CLASSIC FM ¨ARTIST OF THE WEEK¨ !

Thursday 07 February 2013
Jean-Efflam is Jamie's ¨Artist of the week¨
Listen to Classic fm to hear more recordings of Jean-Efflam
PIANIST Magazine

PIANIST Magazine

Thursday 08 November 2012
Issue No. 68 : OCT-NOV 2012

You can buy the issue or order your copy here: https://www.pianistmagazine.com/Pianist-Magazine/
Issue 68 has somewhat of a French flair to it. To mark the 150th anniversary of Debussy’s birth, we are devoting some of our features to French piano music. Charismatic Frenchman Jean-Efflam Bavouzet adorns our cover. Over the past few years Bavouzet has made a real name for himself on the concert platform and in the recording studio – his recordings of French piano music have won numerous awards. Inge Kjemtrup catches up with him between recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall.
HAYDN Piano Sonatas Vol.4: "This is among the finest accounts on disc"

HAYDN Piano Sonatas Vol.4: "This is among the finest accounts on disc"

Monday 01 October 2012
BBC Music Magazine - November 2012
GRAND AND DAZZLING HAYDN
Bayan Nothcott enjoys Jean-Efflam Bavouzet's stunning sonata recital: "Among the finest accounts on disc: searchingly nuanced"

"This is among the finest accounts on disc: searchingly nuanced from moment to moment yet never losing its grip on the work's tragic progress.

Bavouzet's reading of the three selected Sonatas in this latest instalment of his ongoing series are all equally illuminating in different ways. He's wonderfully dry and droll in the opening movement of the early Sonata No.30, and dazzling in the quick changes of its rondo-variaton finale. He brings an almost Chopinesque resonance to the lilting Siciliana-like Adagio of the Sonata No.38 and crisp grandeur to the discursive opening of the more popular-style Sonata No. 40."
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Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol.4 is out !

Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol.4 is out !

Thursday 06 September 2012
REVIEW

INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW - September 2012

"it is certainly worth acquisition not only for Bavouzet's positive assets as outlined above, to which can be added a generous dose of wit and sparkle but also, of course, for the marvellous music it contains.The F minor Variations may well be familiar as one of Haydn's greatest keyboards works, with their huge and sombre coda finally dissolving pianissimo. The composer's designation of them as Un piccolo divertimento must have preceded the actual work of composition! WHat ingenuity and originality and teasing of player and listener alike there is in the sonatas that Bavouzet has carefully placed alongside each other."

By Piers Burton-Page
Vote for Jean-Efflam Bavouzet as Gramophone Artist of the Year 2012 !

Vote for Jean-Efflam Bavouzet as Gramophone Artist of the Year 2012 !

Thursday 12 July 2012
Jean-Efflam is shortlisted by GRAMOPHONE for being Artist of the Year 2012 in the exclusive company of today's greatest artists.


Voting closes on August 27, so please vote and spread the news!


Link here: http://www.gramophone.co.uk/artist-of-the-year-2012

or click on 'more info' below
Jean-Efflam is named ICMA "Artist of the Year" 2012

Jean-Efflam is named ICMA "Artist of the Year" 2012

Friday 25 May 2012
The International Classical Music Award ceremony took place in Nantes May 15th 2012 featuring Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, John Axelrod conducting The gala concert was broadcast live on France Musique.
Previous "Artist of the Year" was Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Photo: Marc Roger ONPL
Winner of the BBC AWARDS 2012

Winner of the BBC AWARDS 2012

Thursday 12 April 2012
Already winner of the Gramophone Award 2011, the CD of the Ravel concertos and the Debussy Fantaisie received on April 12th 2012 the BBC Music Magazine Orchestral Award of the Year.
To see all the winners click on the link below.
Haydn Vol. 2 on the New York Times Holiday Gift Guide 2011

Haydn Vol. 2 on the New York Times Holiday Gift Guide 2011

Monday 21 November 2011
by Zachary Woolfe
"The first installment was dazzling, and the second is too..."
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet begins tour of Canada and US with Orchestra National de France

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet begins tour of Canada and US with Orchestra National de France

Thursday 07 April 2011
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet embarks on a tour of Canada and the US with Orchestre National de France under the direction of Daniel Gatti, performing Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G. Concerts include performances in Ottawa’s National Arts Center, Montreal’s Place des Arts, Chicago’s Symphony Center, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center and the Avery Fisher Hall in New York.

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