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David Greilsammer: Bio

Known for his eclectic and fascinating programs, conductor and pianist David Greilsammer is recognised as one of today's most audacious classical artists. The New York Times recently selected his recital Scarlatti:Cage:Sonatas as one of the ten most important musical events of the year. Previously, The New York Times has awarded two of David Greilsammer's albums, Baroque Conversations and Mozart-In-Between, among the best recordings of the year. 

Known as a unique interpreter of both baroque and contemporary music, David Greilsammer is also celebrated for his Mozart performances. In 2008, he performed in Paris all of Mozart's piano Sonatas in a one day "marathon" and in recent years, he recorded various albums devoted the composer. More recently, he played and conducted Mozart's twenty-seven piano concertos, in one single season. 

Since 2013, David Greilsammer is Music and Artistic Director of the Geneva Camerata (GECA). With this innovative orchestra, he gives more than forty concerts per season, including international tours that have taken him and the ensemble to Paris, Berlin, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Gstaad, Lausanne, Mexico, Morelia, Eilat and Istanbul. David Greilsammer and GECA regularly work with

choreographers, actors, visual artists, video artists, as well as jazz, world, electronic, and rock musicians. 

David Greilsammer has released four critically acclaimed records on the Naïve label, and in 2011 he signed an exclusive contract with Sony Classical, resulting in three award-winning albums, both as pianist and conductor. His latest recording for Sony presents an unusual encounter between the Sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti and John Cage.

Recently, David Greilsammer has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Philharmonique de Radio-France, Taipei Philharmonic, Hamburger Symphoniker, Filarmonica di Torino, Israel Symphony, and Bournemouth Symphony. He has also performed at Ravinia, Mostly Mozart and Verbier festivals, as well as the Tokyo Suntory Hall, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Lincoln Center in New York, and Kennedy Center in Washington. This season, he makes his conducting debut with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Brno Philharmonic, and BBC Philharmonic, and gives solo recitals in London's Wigmore Hall, as well as in Sheffield, Leeds, Bruxelles, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Dresden, Rouen, and Lyon.

1 Rameau: Gavotte et Six Doubles
2 Feldman: Piano Piece (1964)
3 Soler: Sonata #84 in D Major
4 Couperin: Les Barricades mysterieuses
5 Porat: Whaam!
6 Handel: Suite in D minor I. Allemande
7 Handel: Suite in D minor II. Courante
8 Handel: Suite in D minor III. Sarabande
9 Handel: Suite in D minor IV. Gigue
10 Froberger: Tombeau de Monsieur Blancrocher
11 Sahar: Aux murailles rougies
12 Gibbons: Lord Salisbury's Pavan and Galliard
13 Frescobaldi: Toccata ottave di durezze e ligature
14 Lachenmann: Wiegenmusik
15 Sweelinck: Mein junges Leben hat ein End
David Greilsammer: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
David Greilsammer en interview avec Michel Field - LCI

"I have always been interested in connecting disparate worlds...Nothing is more moving and meaningful to me than allowing the encounter of two worlds that have never met."

David Greilsammer, Gramophone

Sony Classical is pleased to announce the release of the first album in an exclusive long term contract with the visionary and internationally acclaimed pianist and conductor David Greilsammer. Titled 'Baroque Conversations' the CD is a program of Baroque masterpieces and four contemporary works exploring the artist's passion for contrasting musical worlds. Full of unexpected transitions and illuminating juxtapositions, his journey through eras, styles and idioms tracks the hidden connections between pianistic forms from the 16th century to the present day.

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