Limerick Concert Series 2022-2023 – Philippe Cassard

Sunday 23rd October 2022, 3:30pm


Limerick Concert Series 2022-2023 – Philippe Cassard

Philippe Cassard has established an international reputation as concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician since giving a joint recital with Christa Ludwig in Paris in 1985. The same year he was finalist at the Clara Haskil Competition and in 1988 he won the First Prize at the Dublin International Piano Competition.

His concerto appearances include performances with the London Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France and Hungarian State Opera Orchestra. He has worked with many conductors including Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Jeffrey Tate, Sir Roger Norrington, Leonard Slatkin, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Charles Dutoit, Armin Jordan, Marek Janowski, and Vladimir Fedosseiv.

His performance of the complete piano works of Debussy (four recitals in a single day) received extremely enthusiastic press and media coverage. He has presented the cycle in London’s Wigmore Hall, Dublin, Paris, Lisbon, Sydney, Vancouver, Singapore and Tokyo. He also visits China, Australia, South America and Canada regularly.

Philippe plays a huge repertoire of chamber music and has appeared with such artists as Wolfgang Holzmair, Paul Meyer, Jörg Widmann, Matt Haimovitz, Isabelle Faust, the Ebene, Hermès, Takacs, Vanbrugh, Danish and Chilingirian string quartets.

In 2012, Philippe became soprano Natalie Dessay’s exclusive pianist. They have performed over one hundred times in France, England (Barbican and Wigmore Hall in London), Ireland, Japan, Russia, Austria (Musikverein and State Opera in Vienna), Canada and the USA (including Carnegie Hall in New York).

Philippe Cassard was the artistic director of the festival “Nuits Romantiques du Lac du Bourget” (1999-2008), and since 2005, he has presented over 650 live weekly programmes on France Musique Radio dedicated to piano interpretation (awarded Prix SCAM in 2007 as “Best radio programme”).

Programme:

MOZART: Sonate K.331 “Alla Turca”

DEBUSSY : Reflets dans l’eau – Jardins sous la pluie – L’Isle joyeuse

SCHUBERT : Sonata in A major D.959

Presented by UCH

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