Pierre Laurent Boucharlat, piano

Friday, August 14, 2015, 7:30pm
Concert is free and open to the public.
Doors open 30 minutes in advance of concert.

ARTIST

Pierre Laurent Boucharlat, piano

PROGRAM

International pianist and laureate of European piano competitions, performs an evening of 19th century piano classics.

Sonatas of Beethoven

9th Sonata Op. 14 No.1 in E Major
- Allegro
- Allegretto
- Allegro comodo

23rd Sonata Op. 57 in F Minor
- Allegro assai
- Andante con moto
- Allegro ma non troppo

31st Sonata Op. 110 in A flat Major
- Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
- Allegro molto
- Adagio ma non troppo / Fuga / Allegro ma non troppo

BIOGRAPHY

French pianist Pierre-Laurent Boucharlat played his first concerto with orchestra at the age of 13 and gave his first recital at the age of 15. After winning the National Conservatory of Music in Lyon (CNSDM) prize, Pierre-Laurent Boucharlat was admitted to the Doctorate of the Troisieme cycle in Paris. Since winning several international competitions, such as the Prize Spedidam and Prize Darius Milhaud, he has been invited to perform in many festivals in France and abroad. In September 2000, his live recording of the complete 24 Etudes of Chopin were featured the magazine Piano Le Magazine and was highly acclaimed by critics.

Since then, his career brought him to performances in many countries in Europe and North America. He can be heard regularly in recital, as a soloist with orchestra, or in chamber music formations. He has performed with recognizable musicians such as Pascal Amoyel, Vadim Tchijik, Philippe Bernold, Emmanuelle Bertrand, David Bismuth, Nicolas Dautricourt, Florent Héau, Archimede Quartett, and Hugo Ticciati.

Recently, France Television filmed several of his concerts. Several times he was invited to perform live on France Musique, including in 2012, when he appeared with French humorist and actress Anne Roumanoff as part of a celebration honoring the writer Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt.

Mr. Bourchalat functions as Artistic Director, alongside concert producer Karine Locatelli of the Association Divertimento, programming music for the “Musicales en Tricastin” festival. He is also Artistic Director of the Season of Ecully Musical.

His discography includes several CDs dedicated to Beethoven (Sonatas), Schumann and Mussorgsky (Pictures at an Exhibition), Liszt (including the Sonata), and "The Slave Soul" (recorded live with the great mezzo-Russian soprano Elena Sommer). In November 2014, a CD featuring Saint-Saëns’s Carnaval of the Animals (recorded by France Musique) was published by Albin Michel Publishers.

More information about the artist can be found on Pierre-Laurent Boucharlat’s website:

http://plboucharlat.free.fr