Bertrand Chamayou has mastered an extensive repertoire displaying striking assurance, imagination, artistic approach and remarkable consistency in his performances. He is a regular performer in venues such as the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Lincoln Center, the Herkulessaal Munich and London’s Wigmore Hall. He has appeared at major festivals including New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Lucerne Festival, Salzburg Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival and Beethovenfest Bonn.
In the 2018/19 season he debuts with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and François-Xavier Roth, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Manfred Honeck, and Budapest Festival Orchestra under Robin Ticciati. Further highlights include his return to Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra’s season opening concert as well as a project with the Orchestra in April, and his residencies as a featured artist with Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Orchestre National de France.
Bertrand Chamayou has worked with orchestras including London and Rotterdam philharmonic orchestras, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, hr-Sinfonieorchester, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Orchestre de Paris, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Recent highlights have included his celebrated debuts with New York Philharmonic, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Bamberger Symphoniker, Atlanta Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Chamayou collaborated with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Neville Marriner, Semyon Bychkov, Michel Plasson, Louis Langrée, Stéphane Denève, Ludovic Morlot and Andris Nelsons.
Chamayou is a regular chamber music performer, with partners including Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Quatuor Ebène, Antoine Tamestit and Sol Gabetta. Following his successful performances at Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series and Salzburg’s Easter Festival, this season sees him perform recitals at Paris Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, London’s Wigmore Hall, in Prague, Lucerne and on tour through Italy with Sol Gabetta.
Bertrand Chamayou has made a number of highly successful recordings, including a Naïve CD of music by César Franck, which was awarded several accolades including Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice. The only artist to win France’s prestigious Victoires de la Musique on four occasions, he has an exclusive recording contract with Warner/Erato and was awarded the 2016 ECHO Klassik for his recording of Ravel’s complete works for solo piano. The 2018/19 season sees release of his new recording of Camille Saint-Saëns piano concertos No.2 and 5 with the Orchestre National de France under Emmanuel Krivine.
Bertrand Chamayou was born in Toulouse; his musical talent was quickly noted by pianist Jean-François Heisser, who later became his professor at the Paris Conservatoire. He completed his training with Maria Curcio in London