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Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s upcoming schedule with the Rotterdam Philharmonic is comprised of a much-anticipated tour of the united States (February 2015), Zürich, Geneva, St. Gallen, Lugano and Vienna (April 2016), and the continuance of the orchestra’s residency in the Paris Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.


the same time, he was trained in choral conducting at the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. After his graduation, he continued his studies with some of the greatest conductors, Carlo Maria Giulini among them. In 2000, Yannick Nézet-Séguin was appointed artistic leader and principal conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal—a position that he still holds. The same year, he conducted his first opera production. In 2005, Yannick Nézet-Séguin made his debut with the Rotterdam Philharmonic where he was appointed as Music Director. He is also Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra. As a guest conductor, he has worked with all major orchestras worldwide and has conducted operas in the most prestigious theaters. Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic have had numerous successful tours, including concerts in London, Paris, Vienna, New York, Toronto, Tokyo and Beijing. Additionally, they have embarked upon a series of much-lauded recordings, including an internationally-awarded recording of works by Maurice Ravel for EMI Classics and numerous recordings for Deutsche Grammophon. Furthermore, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic have combined their

Hélène Grimaud, PianO Grimaud was born in 1969 in Aix-en-Provence, where she began her piano studies at the conservatory with Jacqueline Courtin and subsequently under Pierre Barbizet in Marseille. She was accepted into the Paris Conservatoire at just 13 and won first prize in piano performance a mere three years later. She continued to study with György Sándor and Leon Fleisher until, in 1987, she gave her wellreceived debut recital in Tokyo. The same year the renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim invited her to perform with the Orchestre de Paris.

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versatility in projects ranging from operas to family shows and from subscription concerts to community projects.

This marked the launch of Grimaud’s musical career: one highlighted by concerts with most of the world’s major orchestras and many celebrated conductors. Her recordings have been critically acclaimed and awarded numerous accolades, among them the Cannes Classical Recording of the Year, Choc du Monde de la musique, Diapason d’or, Grand Prix du disque, Record Academy Prize (Tokyo), Midem Classic Award and the Echo Award. In September 2013, Deutsche Grammophon released her album of the two Brahms piano concertos; the first concerto with Andris Nelsons conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the second with the Vienna Philharmonic. When she took the Brahms on tour to Southeast Asia, The Straits Times of Singapore said: “Her playing was 5

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