As Artist-in-Residence at NYC’s Mostly Mozart Festival, “Brilliant French Pianist” Pierre-Laurent Aimard Curates and Leads Six Programs Exploring “Bach and Polyphonies” (Aug 13-16), after Return to Tanglewood (Aug 10)
Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s summer opened in Europe, where the “ferociously intelligent musician” (Financial Times) won esteem for his second tenure as Artistic Director of England’s fabled Aldeburgh Festival. After returning to the UK to play George Benjamin and Mozart at London’s BBC Proms, the “brilliant French pianist” (Anthony Tommasini, New York Times) now turns his attention to festivals on this side of the Atlantic. At Tanglewood (Aug 10) he performs chamber music by Bach, Ligeti, and Elliott Carter, as he will also do in his first appearance at New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival. As Artist-in-Residence of this venerable four-week festival, Aimard curates and leads six concerts exploring “Bach and Polyphonies,” with musical partners including the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the International Contemporary Ensemble (Aug 13-16).