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Grimaud, Hélène

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Born: 1969 AD
Currently alive, at 44 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Pianists

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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.

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