François Chaplin To Give Concert In Baku
Popular French pianist François Chaplin will give a concert at the International Mugam Center in Baku on May 16. The concert will be co-organized by the French Institute in Azerbaijan and the International Mugam Center.
The pianist, who gave a concert in Baku 10 years ago, will perform compositions by Mozart, Chopin and Debussy, AzerTAc reports.
François Chaplin trained at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM) with the Bulgarian pianist Ventsislav Yankoff and with Jacqueline Robin(accompaniment and chamber music), and was unanimously awarded first prizes for piano and chamber music. He then followed the advanced course with Jean-Claude Pennetier.
In 1987, he won the International Piano Competition in Senigallia (Italy), and received in 1989 the Mozart and Robert Casadesus Prizes at the International Competition in Cleveland. Those distinctions are the start of a brilliant international career.
François Chaplin now appears as a soloist in many of the world`s capitals, including Tokyo, London ( Wigmore Hall ), Paris ( TCE, salle Gaveau , Musée d`Orsay ) , Berlin, Moscow and Mexico, to name but a few, and with many fine orchestras such as the Japan Philharmonic, the Saint Petersbourg Philharmonic and the renowned French national orchestras. He appears regularly at important festivals, including La Roque-d`Anthéron, Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, the Chopin Festival at Paris Bagatelle, the Chopin Festival at Nohant (Rencontres Internationales), Pontlevoy, Reims (Les Flâneries Musicales), Cervantino (Mexico), Yokohama (Japan), Saint Petersbourg, Riga, Kazakstan.