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Jean-Paul Gasparian (piano) plays Ravel and Chopin

Wednesday May 9, 2018 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Valses nobles et sentimentales - Maurice Ravel
  2. 4 Ballades - Fryderyk Chopin

Born in Paris in 1995, Jean-Paul Gasparian studied at Paris’ National Conservatoire with Olivier Gardon, Jacques Rouvier, Michel Beroff, Laurent Cabasso, Claire Désert and Michel Dalberto. Jean-Paul has been member of international piano masterclasses with Pavel Gililov, Elisso Virsaladze and Tatiana Zelikman, selected for the Verbier Academy 2014, and Prize Winner of the Salzburg Academy 2010. From September 2017, he started an Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music in London, with Professor Vanessa Latarche.

He is the winner of the Bremen European Competition 2014 and has been a laureate at many other competitions including the José Iturbi Competition 2015 (4th prize and special prize for contemporary music), the Lyon International Competition 2013 (3rd prize), the Hastings International Concerto Competition 2013 (3rd prize), the Tel-Hai Concerto Competition 2012, semi-finalist of the Geza Anda Competition in 2015. He is also the piano Laureate of the Cziffra Foundation Prize 2015, and the l’Or du Rhin Foundation Prize 2016.

He has obtained the 1st Philosophy Prize at the Concours Général des Lycéens de France (French national contest) in 2013.

Jean-Paul Gasparian has played with orchestras such as the Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France,

Bremen Philarmonic Orchestra, Musikkolegium Winterthur, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen, Orchestre de Normandie, Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine, Serbian Radio-Television Orchestra, Montenegro Symphonic Orchestra, Murcia Symphonic Orchestra, Valencia Symphonic Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Caen, Orchestre de l’Alliance, Ostinato Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse, performing Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Gershwin concertos.

He has given recitals at important festivals, among them : Festival Chopin de Bagatelle, Flâneries de Reims (broadcasted live on Medici.tv), La Roque d’Anthéron, Nohant Festival Chopin, Touquet Piano Folies, Août Musical de Deauville, Festival Radio-France de Montpellier, Lisztomanias, Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, and has played in venues such as the Salzburg Mozarteum, Zurich’s Tonhalle, Bremen’s Die Glocke, Belgrade’s Kolarac, the Museum of Modern Art in Tel-Aviv, the Louis Vuitton Foundation (broadcasted live on Radio Classique), the Maison de la Radio, the Salle Cortot and the Salle Gaveau in Paris.

His Schumann Second Sonata live in Nohant 2015 has been released last year, together with Aldo Cicccolini’s last recital, as the first album of the Nohant Festival archives. And the 'Classica' Magazine has ranked Jean-Paul among the 10 most promising young pianists of his generation. The 'Pianiste' Magazine also dedicated a large portrait to him this year.

His first solo CD will be released in 2018, for the Évidence Classics label, with a Russian program : Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Prokofiev.

Since September 2016, Jean-Paul is artist-in-residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation, together with Shuichi Okada and Gauthier Broutin, with whom he founded the Cantor Trio.

Jean-Paul is supported by the Safran Foundation for Music, and is a Steinway Artist.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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