Few pianists are as immersed in the music of Mozart and Haydn as Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. Currently in the midst of a multi-year project to record Mozart’s complete piano concertos and Haydn’s complete piano sonatas (75 works in total), Bavouzet is a true expert in these graceful, inventive and playful keyboard works. His classical expertise makes him the perfect artist to bring Ravel's Piano Concerto in G to life, a work Ravel wrote "in the spirit of Mozart." From its whip-crack opening to the serene beauty of the inner movement to the breathless finale, Ravel's classically inspired, jazz-infused concerto is a stunning showcase of the composer’s incredible gift for color and melody.
“He makes you listen to music as if you are discovering it Eureka!-style: yes, that’s what the composer must have meant.” (Financial Times).
Award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet enjoys a prolific recording and international concert career and regularly works with orchestras such as The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and NHK Symphony orchestras, and collaborates with conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Jurowski, Gianandrea Noseda, François-Xavier Roth, Charles Dutoit, Gábor Takács-Nagy and Sir Andrew Davis amongst others.
Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s performances are generously underwritten by James and Sherry Raisbeck.