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Récital Arcadi Volodos
2 May2021

Récital Arcadi Volodos

GRANDE SAISON - RÉCITAL
Season 20/21
Arcadi VOLODOS, Piano
CLEMENTI, BRAHMS, SCHUBERT
ADVANCED AT 4:00 INSTEAD OF 6:00PM
Affinités Electives
9 May2021

Affinités Electives

GRANDE SAISON
Season 20/21
Stanislav KOCHANOVSKY, Conductor
Jorge GONZALEZ BUAJASAN, Piano

CHOPIN, TCHAÏKOVSKY
ADVANCED AT 3:00 INSTEAD OF 6:00PM
Russie de toujours
16 May2021

Russie de toujours

GRANDE SAISON
Season 20/21
Jérémie RHORER, Conductor
Alexandre KANTOROW, Piano

GLINKA, PROKOFIEV, TCHAIKOVSKY
ADVANCED AT 3:00 INSTEAD OF 6:00PM
L’Aube et le Zénith du Romantisme
29 May2021

L’Aube et le Zénith du Romantisme

GRANDE SAISON
Season 20/21
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Elisabeth LEONKSAJA, Piano
Marie-Nicole LEMIEUX, Contralto

BERLIOZ, BRAHMS
PROGRAM CHANGE
Carmina Burana
30 May2021

Carmina Burana

GRANDE SAISON
Season 20/21
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Elisabeth LEONKSAJA, Piano
M. ERIKSMOEN, M. REXROTH, A. ERÖD, Chœur du CBSO

BARTÓK, ORFF
— CONCERT CANCELLED —
L’esprit espagnol
6 Jun2021

L’esprit espagnol

GRANDE SAISON
Season 20/21
Josep PONS, Conductor
Nelson GOERNER, Piano
María TOLEDO, Cantaora

RAVEL, DE FALLA
Récital Christian Zacharias
9 Jun2021

Récital Christian Zacharias

GRANDE SAISON - RÉCITAL
Season 20/21
Christian ZACHARIAS, Piano
BEETHOVEN, HAYDN, SCHUBERT
Les années folles
13 Jun2021

Les années folles

GRANDE SAISON
Season 20/21
Alondra DE LA PARRA, Conductor
Jorge Luís PRATS, Piano

MILHAUD, GERSWHIN, RAVEL
Musique de chambre
4 May2021

Musique de chambre

MUSICAL HAPPY HOUR
Season 20/21
Octuor à cordes de l'OPMC
CHOSTAKOVITCH, MENDELSSOHN
ADVANCED AT 4:00 INSTEAD OF 6:30PM
Les Vents du Sud
15 Jun2021

Les Vents du Sud

MUSICAL HAPPY HOUR
Season 20/21
Les Vents du Sud
ONSLOW, DEBUSSY, POULENC
Autour de la famille Bach
18 Apr2021

Autour de la famille Bach

SPIRITUAL CONCERT
Saison 20/21
Peter SZÜTS, Conductor
Sibylle DUCHESNE CORNATON, Violin
Musicians of the OPMC

W.F. BACH, J.S. BACH, C.P.E. BACH, J.C. BACH
Free Admission
Boris Godounov
2 May2021

Boris Godounov

OPERA DE MONTE-CARLO
OTHER DATES

Season 20/21
Konstantin CHOUDOVSKI, Conductor
MOUSSORGSKI
Ticketing Service not available
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
15 Jul2021

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE
Season 20/21
Valery GERGIEV, Conductor
DEBUSSY, STRAVINSKY
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
18 Jul2021

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE
Season 20/21
Gianluigi GELMETTI, Conductor
C. REISS, M. PIZZOLATO, P. FANALE, N. DI PIERRO,
Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma

MOZART
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
22 Jul2021

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE
Season 20/21
Tomáš NETOPIL, Conductor
Katia & Marielle LABÈQUE, Piano

POULENC, RAVEL
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
29 Jul2021

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE
Season 20/21
Thomas HENGELBROCK, Conductor
MOZART, MENDELSSOHN
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
1 Aug2021

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE
Season 20/21
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Sergey KHACHATRYAN, violin

TAKEMITSU, SCHUBERT, SIBELIUS
Concert at the Prince’s Palace
5 Aug2021

Concert at the Prince’s Palace

CONCERT AT THE PRINCE'S PALACE
Season 20/21
Kazuki YAMADA, Conductor
Alexandre KANTOROW, Piano

SAINT-SAËNS, BIZET
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Elisabeth Leonskaja, piano

For decades now, Elisabeth Leonskaja has been among the most celebrated pianists of our time. In a world dominated by the media, Elisabeth Leonskaja has remained true to herself and to her music, and in doing so, is following in the footsteps of the great Russian musicians of the Soviet era, such as David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter and Emil Gilels, who never wavered in their focus on the quintessence of music despite working in a very difficult political environment. Her almost legendary modesty still makes her somewhat media-shy today. Yet as soon as she walks out on the stage, audiences can sense the force behind the fact that music is and always has been her life’s work.

 Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, to a Russian family, she was regarded as a child prodigy and gave her first concerts as early as age 11. Her exceptional talent soon brought her to study at the Moscow Conservatory.

 

While still a student at the Conservatory, she won prizes in the prestigious Enescu, Marguerite Long and Queen Elizabeth international piano competitions. 

Elisabeth Leonskaja’s musical development was shaped or influenced to a decisive degree by her collaboration with Sviatoslav Richter. The master recognized her exceptional talent and fostered her development not only through teaching and giving her advice, but also by inviting her to play numerous duets with him. A memorable musical event! The musical partnership and personal friendship between Sviatoslav Richter and Elisabeth Leonskaja endured until Richter’s death in the year 1997. In 1978 Elisabeth Leonskaja justify the Soviet Union and made her new home in Vienna. Her sensational performance at the Salzburg Festival in 1979 marked the beginning of her steadily blossoming career as a concert pianist in the west.

 

Elisabeth Leonskaja has appeared as a soloist with virtually all the leading orchestras in the world, such as the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra London, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the radio orchestras of Hamburg, Cologne and Munich, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and many others, under the baton of such leading conductors as: Kurt Masur, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph Eschenbach, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Kurt Sanderling, Maris Jansons, Yuri Temirkanov, Tugan Sokhiev, and many others.

 

Elisabeth Leonskaja is a frequent and welcomed guest at prestigious summer music festivals, such as the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna and Lucerne Festivals, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Schubertiade in Hohenems and Schwarzenberg, and she also gives recitals in the Piano Series in the world’s major musical centers, such as Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Edinburgh, Munich, and Vienna.

 Despite her busy schedule as a soloist, chamber music has always played a prominent role in her creative work, and she frequently appears with the Emerson, Borodin and Artemis Quartets.

 

Numerous recordings bear testimony to the outstanding artistic achievements of this pianist and she has been awarded prizes such as the Caecilia Prize for her Brahms piano sonatas, or the Diapason d´Or for her recordings of works by Liszt. Other significant recordings include the Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under Kurt Masur, the Chopin Piano Concertos with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy, and the Shostakovich Piano Concertos with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

 

Her newest CD “PARIS” with works by Ravel, Debussy and Enescu was released by the Berlin-based Label eaSonus and was awarded Solo CD of the year 2014 at the ICMA prizes. A complete-recording of the Schubert Sonatas will follow, also due to be released on eaSonus.

 

In her adopted home, the Republic of Austria, Elisabeth Leonskaja’s outstanding achievements have also gained her great recognition. She has been made an Honorary Member of the Konzerthaus of Vienna. In 2006, she was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor, First Class, for her services to the cultural life of the country – the highest award of its kind in Austria. Today the “Lioness of the Keyboard” has matured into an exceptional pianist, one who is above emphasizing her virtuosity and who enjoys the warmest of receptions wherever she appears.