Star Pianist and Sonning Prize Winner Pierre-Laurent Aimard

An electrifying evening awaits at Tivoli Gardens with the renowned French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Recognised for his extraordinary talent, Aimard combines impeccable technique, nuanced musicality, and keen intellect to conquer the most demanding piano compositions. This exceptional skill set will be on full display. The concert program features Maurice Ravel's notoriously challenging Gaspard de la nuit, in addition to pieces by Brahms, Schumann, and Ravel.

July 2

At 20:00

The Tivoli Concert Hall

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard's prodigious talent for piano emerged early. His encounter with French composer Olivier Messiaen was a defining moment. Studying under Messiaen's wife, Yvonne Loriod, Aimard developed a deep understanding of Messiaen's innovative and complex piano compositions, a repertoire for which he is still renowned today. As a pianist distinguished by his profound musical curiosity, Pierre-Laurent Aimard delves into an extensive range of pieces, from Baroque masterpieces to contemporary compositions. He possesses a vast repertoire that includes numerous premieres and often collaborates with living composers, endeavoring to execute their music with impeccable precision.

In 2022, Aimard was honoured with the prestigious Danish music award, the Léonie Sonning Music Prize. On this occasion, he expressed his passion for performing live concerts and engaging with the audience: "The concert is a place where we can hope for a kind of collective revelation – to reawaken and re-experience a mystery that we can learn from." Aimard is also not afraid to bring music into new surroundings, as when he gave a concert in the garden of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art the same year. The program featured Olivier Messiaen's Catalogue d’oiseaux, a composition that musically depicts various birds. The intriguing idea of performing this work outdoors, amidst the rustling of leaves, the gentle lap of waves, and the authentic chirping of birds, was something that naturally warranted exploration. However, within the Tivoli Gardens, Aimard will take the stage indoors at the Tivoli Concert Hall to present us with Ravel's piano compositions, Brahms' profoundly expressive Intermezzi, and Schumann's Gesänge der Frühe.

Photo: Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Credit: Julia Wesley.


Soloist:Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937):Le Tombeau de Couperin (1914 - 1917)
Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856):Gesänge der Frühe op. 133 (1853)
Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897):
From Six Piano Pieces op. 118 (1893):
Intermezzo in A minor op. 118 No. 1
Intermezzo in A major op. 118 No. 2
Intermezzo in F minor op. 118 No. 4
Romance in F major op. 118 No. 5

Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937): Gaspard de la nuit (1908)


July 2
195.00 - 395.00 DKK ​Tivoli entrance included (Service fee included)