David Greilsammer, conductor
Gilad Harel, clarinet
20:15 - Eglise St-François
Lausanne - Switzerland
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Mozart Early Piano Concertos - 2006
"Mr. Greilsammer is a standout musician who has it in him to challenge, inform and delight audiences... the playing was exquisite "
The New York Times
"Few recitals I have ever attended have offered such a sense of intense beauty and discovery"
The Daily News
"“He shines with a disarming spontaneity, admirable expressive depth, captivating contrasts and intimate moments of joy...""
"Freshness, elegance, spark, intelligence, simplicity, evidence"
"David Greilsammer is leading the way for a new generation of musicians, and personally I can't wait to see what he comes up with next"
"The way Greilsammer played and conducted was free, spontaneous, as if creating the music in real time, challenging fate with fast tempos and a clear sound… it made everyone in the audience smile"
"An astonishing achievement, a triumph of innovative programming and brilliantly probing execution... There\'s no question that he\'s an artist of major importance"
The San Fancisco Chronicle
"A classical musician of exceptional probity and freshness"
The Daily Telegraph
"Greilsammer’s recital at Wigmore Hall was among the most authoritative British debuts in years"
The Sunday Times
"There was such subtlety in the playing, such marvelous finesse, and above all, such an endless richness of invention. Music came out of the piano as if it was being born into the world"
"It is David Greilsammer's freedom of playing and his exquisite phrasing that helps to make these seemingly disparate works from such different eras work so well in this remarkable recital. The recording is first rate"
The Classic Reviewer
"He makes music with such joy, it is simply contagious"
Known for his eclectic and fascinating programs, conductor and pianist David Greilsammer is recognised as one of today’s most audacious classical artists. The New York Times recently selected his recital “Scarlatti:Cage:Sonatas” as one of the ten most important musical events of the year. Previously, The New York Times had awarded two of David Greilsammer’s albums, “Baroque Conversations” and “Mozart-In-Between”, among the best recordings of the year.
Born in Jerusalem, David Greilsammer studied at The Juilliard School. After making his New York Lincoln Center debut, he went on to becoming “Young Musician of the Year” at the 2008 French Music Awards.
Known as a unique interpreter of both baroque and contemporary music, David Greilsammer is also celebrated for his Mozart performances. In 2008, he performed in Paris all of Mozart’s piano Sonatas in a one-day “marathon” and in recent years, he has recorded various albums devoted the composer, all praised by the press. In the 2012-2013 season, he played and conducted the complete cycle of Mozart’s twenty-seven piano concertos in Geneva.
Since 2013, David Greilsammer is Music and Artistic Director of the Geneva Camerata (GECA). With this innovative orchestra, he gives more than thirty concerts each season, including international tours that have taken him and the ensemble to Paris, Berlin, London, Gstaad, Venice, and Istanbul. The orchestra has recently collaborated with soloists such as Emmanuel Pahud, Steven Isserlis, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Andreas Scholl, Avi Avital, and Daniel Hope, among others. David Greilsammer and GECA regularly work with choreographers, visual artists, as well as jazz, world, and rock musicians.
David Greilsammer has released four critically acclaimed records on the Naïve label, and in 2011 he signed an exclusive contract with Sony Classical, resulting in three award-winning albums, both as pianist and conductor. His latest recording for Sony presents an unusual encounter between Domenico Scarlatti’s Sonatas for Keyboard and John Cage’s Sonatas for “Prepared Piano”.
In recent seasons, David Greilsammer has appeared as pianist and conductor with prestigious orchestras such as the San Francisco Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Philharmonique de Radio-France, Taipei Philharmonic, Hamburger Symphoniker, Torino Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, and the Israel Symphony. As a pianist, Greilsammer has appeared at Ravinia, Mostly Mozart and Verbier festivals, as well as at the Zürich Tonhalle, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Beijing Forbidden City Theatre, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Salle Pleyel in Paris, and The Kennedy Center in Washington.
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