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Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Widely acknowledged as a key figure in the music of our time, as well as a leading interpreter of the standard piano repertoire, Pierre-Laurent Aimard enjoys an internationally celebrated career that transcends traditional boundaries.

Aimard’s three-year tenure as Artist-in-Residence began in September 2017, and has covered an celebration of birdsong with Aurora Orchestra and performances with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestra.

He curated a weekend dedicated to the music of György Ligeti in 2018, and in 2019, he leads both a weekend exploration of the music of Stockhausen – featuring the ensemble Apartment House – and a concert of his works for two pianos and percussion.

This year, as part of the pianist's year-long Beethoven and the Avant Garde, which explores Beethoven and his influence on later composers, Aimard performs with Cologne’s Gürzenich Orchestra. François Xavier Roth conducts a concert that intersperses Beethoven’s music with works by Helmut Lachenmann, John Cage, Bernd Alois Zimmermann and a new commission by Isabel Mundry. Aimard is also in recital and joins forces with Aurora Orchestra.

Aimard’s stupendous technique, remorseless energy and fanatical…passion, were wondrous to encounter
The Times

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Gurzenich Orchestra performance
7:30 pm
Fri 21 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 21 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
Beethoven’s genius meets contemporary music that continues his his legacy of innovation
Beethoven’s genius meets contemporary music that continues his his legacy of innovation
Pierre-Laurent Aimard.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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7:30 pm
Tue 10 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 10 Mar 2020
classical music
classical music
Our artist in residence reveals Beethoven’s influence on the avant-garde
Our artist in residence reveals Beethoven’s influence on the avant-garde
Aurora Orchestra Fallen Hero
7:30 pm
Sat 16 May 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 16 May 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Aurora Orchestra and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard trace the rise and fall of the hero
Aurora Orchestra and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard trace the rise and fall of the hero

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