Hádegistónleikar - Laurent Cabasso

  • 26.4.2020, 12:15 - 13:15, Hljóðberg, 3500

Franski píanóleikarinn Laurent Cabasso heldur hádegistónleika í Hljóðbergi Hannesarholts sunnudaginn 26. apríl kl. 12.15.

Cabasso nam píanóleik við Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse (CNSMD) í París, þar sem hann hlaut 18 ára fyrstu verðlaun fyrir bæði einleik og kammertónlist. Að afloknu námi þar og framhaldsnámi vann hann sigur í fjölmörgum alþjóðlegum keppnum og hóf feril bæði sem einleikari og í kammertónlist.

Hann hefur haldið fjölda tónleika um alla Evrópu, í Bandaríkjunum og Asíu, jafnt einleikstónleika og leikið með virtum hljómsveitum. Hann hefur jafnframt verið eftirsóttur til þátttöku í kammertónleikum. Síðustu árin hefur hann gegnt prófessorsstöðu við tónlistarháskólann í Lyon, en þar áður í Strassbourg. Hann heldur enn reglulega masterclass-námskeið, jafnt í Frakklandi sem annars staðar.

Hljóðritanir Cabasso þykja gefa skýra mynd af nálgun hans í tónlist en þar er einkum eftirtektarverð túlkun hans á Schumann, Prokofiev og Beethoven, en hljómdiskur hans með verkum þess síðastnefnda var valinn einn af hljómdiskum síðasta árs hjá dagblaðinu Le Monde. Nýjasti hljómdiskur Cabasso, þar sem hann flytur Diabelli-tilbrigði Beethovens og Wanderer fantasíu Schuberts, hefur enn fremur hlotið mikið lof gagnrýnenda.

 

Following brilliant studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse (CNSMD) in Paris, where he obtained Premiers Prix in piano and chamber music (in the classes of Yvonne Loriod, Jean Hubeau, Ventsislav Yankoff, and Christian Ivaldi) the year he turned eighteen, Laurent Cabasso went on to advanced study with the great teacher Maria Curcio-Diamand (a disciple of Arthur Schnabel).

After winning prizes at several international competitions (Geza Anda Prize in Zurich in 1982, Tokyo in 1983, finalist at the Clara Haskil Competition in Vevey in 1987), he embarked on a major international career.

He gives regular recitals and concerts in such centres as Paris (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Salle Pleyel), Zurich (Tonhalle), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Geneva (Victoria Hall) and Salzburg (Festspielhaus), and appears at festivals like La Roque d'Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins, Besançon, and Montpellier, as well as in America and Asia. He has been the guest of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National de Lille and Orchestre National de France, with conductors including Charles Dutoit, Ferdinand Leitner, Armin Jordan, Tibor Varga, Serge Baudo, Emmanuel Krivine, Michel Plasson, Jean-Claude Casadesus, and Ronald Zollman…

An enthusiastic chamber musician, he is a much admired and sought-after partner and appears regularly in different combinations with some of today's finest musicians, among them Sonia Wieder-Atherton, Alexandre Tharaud, Gérard Poulet, Raphaël Oleg, Vadim Repin, Gérard Caussé, Pierre Amoyal, Laurent Korcia, Marie-Josèphe Jude, Philippe Bernold, Ariane Granjon, Pascal Moraguès, Mireille Delunsch, Gaëtane Prouvost, Sylvia Marcovici, and the Rosamonde, Sine Nomine, Arpeggione and Enesco quartets. Laurent Cabasso was chosen by the Festival Chopin in Paris as one of the ten pianists who acted as ‘godfathers' to the complete cycle of Chopin's works given to mark the composer's bicentenary at the event ‘Bon anniversaire, Monsieur Chopin', held in Chateauroux and Paris in 2010.

His recordings faithfully reflect his approach to music and have always been warmly welcomed. They include programmes devoted to Schumann (Choc du Monde de la Musique, ffff in Télérama), Prokofiev (Grand Prix du Disque de l'Académie du Disque Français), Shostakovich/Prokofiev with Sonia Wieder-Atherton (Joker in Crescendo), and Beethoven (chosen by Le Monde as one of the best CDs of the year). Recent distinctions have included a Diapason d'Or for a Liszt recording with the organist Olivier Vernet and a Choc du Monde de la Musique and Diapason d'Or of the year for his participation in Saint-Saëns's Carnaval des animaux. In 2006 Intégral Classic released the works for violin and piano of Gabriel Pierné, followed in 2008 by those of Louise Farrenc, both with Gaëtane Prouvost.

His latest record Beethoven's Variations Diabelli and Schubert's Wanderer Fantasie issued by Naïve has been unanimously greeted by the press. The record is selected by France Musique and Telerema (ffff) where G. Macassar writes: "His recording is immediately recognized with such a strong evidence, such an impression of "that's it" that one can be sure to have an interpretation wich will mark sovereign engagement, at one and the same time fully free and scrupulously exact”.

Laurent Cabasso has been professor at the Académie Supérieure de Musique de Strasbourg (1993-2016) and since 2016 professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon. He regularly teaches masterclasses in France and abroad.