Alliance française supports the performance of the concert pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet presented by the Vancouver Chopin Society at the Vancouver Playhouse.
Renowned for his work on disc, Bavouzet has won Gramophone awards for his recording of concerto works by Debussy and Ravel with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Yan Pascal Tortelier, and for his fourth volume of Debussy’s Complete Works for Piano. His interpretations of Debussy and Ravel have also earned him two BBC Music Magazine awards and Diapason d’Or, whilst his first volume of Haydn’s Piano Sonatas received a Choc de l’année and his Bartók Piano Concertos disc (with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda) was shortlisted for multiple international awards.
“Bavouzet’s G major concerto is the best since Michelangeli’s 50 years ago: it has style, verve, poetry and balance.”– Financial Times
“… Bavouzet is the best living Debussy interpreter.”– Pianist