1969 – Born on November 7th in Aix-en-Provence, France. French classical pianist.
1982 – Grimaud was accepted into the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris.
1985 – Won the first prize in Jacques Rouvier’s class.
1987 – Her international concert career began with performances at MIDEM in Cannes, La Roque d’Anthéron Piano Festival and a concert with the Orchestre de Paris at the invitation of Daniel Barenboim.
1999 – Recorded for Teldec’s sister company, ERATO, who released her discs of Schumann’s Piano Concerto and Richard Strauss’s Burlesque with David Zinman/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Kurt Sanderling/Staatskapelle Berlin, which won Concerto of the Year at the Cannes MIDEM Festival in January and the Gershwin and Ravel piano concertos with David Zinman/Baltimore Symphony, as well as Brahms’s piano pieces Opus 116 – 119.
2000 – At the French ‘Victoires de la Musique’ she was nominated Soloist of the Year.
2002 – Appointed an Officier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministère de la Culture.
– Hélène Grimaud is ambassador of Montblanc’s arts and culture projects.