Award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet enjoys a prolific recording and international concert career. He regularly works with orchestras such as The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, BBC Symphony and NHK Symphony orchestras, and collaborates with conductors including Vladimir Jurowski, Gianandrea Noseda, François-Xavier Roth, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Vasily Petrenko, Ludovic Morlot, Edward Gardner, and Sir Andrew Davis among others.

Highlights of the 2020/21 season include Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestras, a play direct week with Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and his continued relationship with Manchester Camerata. In recital, Bavouzet commences his residency at Wigmore Hall and performs at Beethoven-Haus Bonn among others. 

Bavouzet’s previous performances include New York’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonie de Paris with Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, and BBC Proms with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and Nicholas Collon. In the 2019/20 Season, he returned to Toronto and Seattle symphonies, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and toured the UK with the Iceland Symphony under Yan Pascal Tortelier. 

Bavouzet records exclusively for Chandos and his recent CD release ​The Beethoven Connection’ received numerous accolades from magazines including Gramophone, BBC Music and Choc-Classica and the New York Times. Ongoing cycles include the complete Haydn Piano Sonatas and the complete Mozart Piano Concertos with the Manchester Camerata and Gábor Takács-Nagy; their fourth volume was nominated for a Gramophone Award in 2020. In September 2020, the complete Beethoven Concertos were released with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra play/​directed by Bavouzet.

Other recordings include Bartók’s Piano Concerto’s and the complete Prokofiev Piano Concertos with the BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda – the latter won the Concerto category of the 2014 Gramophone Awards. Under Yan-Pascal Tortelier, he recorded Stravinsky’s Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra with Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo and the Ravel Piano concertos with the BBC Symphony Orchestra which won both a Gramophone and BBC magazine award. Bavouzet’s recordings have also garnered Diapason d’Or and Choc de l’année awards. 

Bavouzet has worked closely with Pierre Boulez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, György Kurtág, Maurice Ohana, Bruno Mantovani and Jörg Widmann and is also a champion of lesser-known French music, notably that of Gabriel Pierné and Albéric Magnard. He is the International Chair in Piano at the Royal Northern College of Music and an Advisory Board member of the Pianofest in the Hamptoms. In 2012 he was ICMA Artist of the Year and in 2008 he was awarded Beijing’s first ever Elite Prize for his Beethoven complete sonata series.

19 May 2020 BAVOUZET & SIGEL
Beethoven: The Interpreters Ep. 2