BACH | DEBUSSY | LISZT | RAVEL | CHOPIN
FRANÇOIS DUMONT | piano
Baabdath | St. Anthony of Padua Church | 8 pm
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685 – 1750)/FRANZ LISZT
Prelude and Fugue for organ in A Minor, BWV 543
CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862 – 1918)
La soirée dans Grenade
Jardins sous la pluie
FRANZ LISZT (1811 – 1886)
Extraits des Années de Pèlerinage
Les jeux d’eau de la villa d’Este
La vallée d’Obermann
MODEST MUSSORGSKY (1839 – 1881)
Tableaux d’une Exposition
I – Gnome
II – Le vieux château
III – Les Tuileries
IV – Bydlo
V – Ballet des poussins dans leur coque
VI – Samuel Goldenberg et Schmuyle
VII – Le marché de Limoges
VIII – Catacombe
IX – La cabane sur des pattes de poule
X – La grande porte de Kiev
FRANÇOIS DUMONT | PIANO
French pianist François Dumont’s international career has been launched by his success in major international piano competitions winning prizes in the Chopin Competition, the Queen Elisabeth Competition, the Clara Haskil Competition, the Montecarlo Piano Masters. He has been nominated for the “Victoires de la musique”, a major French classical music event. He has received the Prix de la Révélation from the Syndicate of Music Critics in France.
François Dumont has been chosen by Leonard Slatkin to play and record both Ravel concerti with the Orchestre National de Lyon. The CD will be issued for Naxos during the 2017-18 season.
He appears as a soloist with orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, the Montecarlo Philharmonic, the Warsaw National Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Tokyo Symphony with conductors such as Jesùs Lopez-Cobos, Antoni Wit, Arie van Beek, Philippe Bender and Stefan Sanderling.
François Dumont was fourteen years old when he entered the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Bruno Rigutto’s class. He later studied at the prestigious Lake Como International Piano Academy with artists such as Dmitri Bashkirov, Leon Fleisher, Murray Perahia, William Grant Naboré, Menahem Pressler, Andreas Staier and Fou Ts’ong.
François Dumont is invited to perform recitals in major venues such as the Festival International de la Roque d’Anthéron, the ‘Piano aux Jacobins’ Festival à Toulouse, Chopin Festival in Nohant, Kennedy Center in Washington and many others. He regularly tours Japan and China.
His solo recordings include the Complete Mozart Sonatas (Anima Records), a Chopin album (Artalinna), a Wagner/Liszt programme (Piano Classics), a double CD “live from Chopin Competition”, published by the National Chopin Institute in Warsaw, as well as the complete piano music of Maurice Ravel (Piano Classics) and two Bach projects. His recordings of Mozart Concerti with the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, directed from the keyboard, have been praised for their “clarity of elocution”, their “ideal sense of equilibrium” and “delightful classicism”.