Labyrinth - 2020
"One of the most accomplished and adventurous musicians of his generation "
The New York Times
"Freshness, elegance, spark, intelligence, simplicity, evidence"
"Extraordinary sensitivity and dramatic flair"
"You will jump out of your seat... Astonishing"
The Art Desk
"This may be the boldest and most thrilling album you’ll hear this year"
WQXR New York
"The way Greilsammer played and conducted was free, spontaneous, as if creating the music in real time... it made everyone in the audience smile"
"A classical musician of exceptional probity and freshness"
The Daily Telegraph
"An astonishing achievement... There's no question that he's an artist of major importance"
The San Fancisco Chronicle
"Few recitals I have ever attended have offered such a sense of intense beauty and discovery"
The Daily News NY
"He makes music with such joy that it is simply contagious"
"Disarming spontaneity, admirable expressive depth, captivating contrasts and intimate moments of joy"
"Tonight we heard the Mozart and Beethoven of the 21st century "
"Greilsammer’s album will fill you with hope for a more unified and peaceful universe"
"This young conductor injects such rhythmical precision that it reveals colours of extraordinary vivacity"
Known for his eclectic and fascinating programmes, conductor and pianist David Greilsammer is recognised as one of the most audacious and adventurous artists in the classical world. Praised as a musician who is never afraid of taking risks on stage, he has created some of today’s most eclectic and daring musical projects, winning distinctions from The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The French Music Awards, and many others.
In addition to presenting ground-breaking performances, ranging from Baroque to Contemporary music, David Greilsammer has also been celebrated for his Mozart interpretations. He has performed in Paris all of Mozart’s piano sonatas in a one-day “marathon”, and he has also played and conducted all of Mozart’s twenty-seven piano concertos in one season.
David Greilsammer’s albums, as pianist and conductor, have been released by Vanguard, Sony Classical, and Naïve, and have won numerous international prizes and awards. In the last few years, his recordings have received five distinctions from The New York Times, including one for “Scarlatti:Cage:Sonatas”, a bold solo recital that was selected among the ten most important events in the world of classical music.
Since 2013, David Greilsammer serves as Music and Artistic Director of the Geneva Camerata, one of the most innovative orchestras internationally. With this ensemble, he has toured all over the world, performing in the most prestigious venues and festivals.
David Greilsammer has also performed as guest conductor/soloist with the BBC Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony, La Verdi Orchestra di Milano, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Beijing National Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Mexico National Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony.
In the past few seasons, he has given solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Mostly Mozart Festival in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, Verbier Festival, Forbidden City Theatre in Beijing, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, and the Venice Biennale.
Released by Naïve on a new album this season, his piano recital named “Labyrinth” has already been described by the international press as ‘ingenious’, ‘fascinating’, and ‘courageous’. This unusual solo programme will also be performed on tour, throughout the USA, Europe, and Asia.
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