Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 8pm — Longy’s Pickman Hall
(Boston) Celebrity Series of Boston will present cellist Sol Gabetta and pianist Bertrand Chamayou in the first Debut Series concert of the season, marking five years of Debut Series performances. The concert will take place on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Longy’s Edward M. Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA. The Debut Series is sponsored by Harriet and David Griesinger and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.
Remaining tickets start at $25, and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling CelebrityCharge at (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Argentine cellist Sol Gabetta achieved international acclaim upon winning the Crédit Suisse Young Artist Award in 2004 and making her debut with Wiener Philharmoniker and Valery Gergiev. Born in Argentina, Gabetta won her first competition at the age of 10, soon followed by the Natalia Gutman Award as well as commendations at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Competition and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. A Grammy Award nominee, she received the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award in 2010 and the Würth-Preis of the Jeunesses Musicales in 2012.
Gabetta performs worldwide with leading orchestras and conductors, in addition to performing as a chamber musician. Her passion for chamber music is evident in the Festival ‘Solsberg,’ which she founded in Switzerland.
She was named Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2013 Echo Klassik Awards for her interpretation of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto with Berliner Philharmoniker and Lorin Maazel. She also received the award in 2007, 2009 and 2011 for her recordings of Haydn, Mozart and Elgar Cello concerti as well as works by Tchaikovsky and Ginastera.
Thanks to a generous private stipend by the Rahn Kulturfonds, Sol Gabetta performs on one of the rare and precious cellos by G.B. Guadagnini dating from 1759. Gabetta has taught at the Basel Music Academy since 2005.
Pianist Bertrand Chamayou has performed in venues around the world and with renowned conductors. Chamayou studied with Jean-François Heisser at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, and with Maria Curcio in London. At age 20, he was a prize-winner at the international Long-Thibaud competition. In 2010 Chamayou released a César Franck CD, which was awarded several prizes that include Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice Award. In 2011, he celebrated Liszt’s 200th anniversary, recording the Complete Years of Pilgrimage, which he also performed in several venues throughout the world. The album also won Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice Award. In February 2011, he won Soloist of the Year from Victoire de la Musique.
As a chamber musician Chamayou performs regularly with Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Quatuor Ebène, Antoine Tamestit, Baiba Skride, Sol Gabetta, and Nicolas Baldeyrou.
BEETHOVEN – Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Opus 5
BRITTEN – Sonata in C Major, Opus 65
CHOPIN – Sonata in G minor, Opus 65
Program is subject to change.
About Celebrity Series of Boston
Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond. Over the course of its 78-year history, Celebrity Series has presented an array of the world’s greatest performing artists, including Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arturo Toscanini, Ignace Paderewski, Artur Rubenstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Glenn Gould, Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, Isaac Stern, Andrés Segovia, Kirsten Flagstad, Marian Anderson, Luciano Pavarotti, Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky, Martha Graham, Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mstislav Rostropovich, and the New York City Opera Company.
The Celebrity Series has been bringing the very best performers–from orchestras and chamber ensembles, vocal and piano music, to dance companies, jazz, and more–to Boston’s major concert halls for 78 years. The Celebrity Series of Boston believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experiences, transform lives and build better communities. Through its education initiatives, the Celebrity Series seeks to build a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience–on stages, in schools, at home– everywhere.
The Celebrity Series of Boston, Inc. receives generous support from Amy & Joshua Boger, Leslie & Howard Appleby, the Boston Cultural Council, The Boston Foundation, the Stephanie L. Brown Foundation, Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, the Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, Deloitte LLP, Donna & Mike Egan, Foley & Lardner LLP, Gabor Garai & Susan Pravda, David & Harriet Griesinger, Zachary Haroutunian and the Garbis & Arminé Barsoumian Charitable Foundation, the Charles and Cerise Jacobs Charitable Foundation, Paul L. King, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Joseph McNay, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts, Eleanor & Frank Pao, The Peabody Foundation, PTC, the Cynthia and John S. Reed Foundation, the Royal Little Family Foundation, the Stifler Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Henri A. Termeer, Michael and Susan Thonis, Tufts Health Plan, Sanjay & Sangeeta Verma, Nancy Richmond Winsten, Anonymous, and many others.