Pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet to perform with Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra
World-renowned French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet will perform Thursday evening with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra at the last concert of "Virtuosos" cycle, playing Sergei Prokofiev's Concerto No. 2 in G minor for Piano and Orchestra.
Bulgarian Emil Tabakov will conduct another masterpiece by Sergei Prokofiev suite No.2 from Romeo and Juliet ballet.
Bavouzet is one of the most engaging live performers of his generation, the multi award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet regularly works with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Valery Gergiev, Neeme Järvi, Ingo Metzmacher, Andrew Davis, Andris Nelsons and Krzysztof Urbánski.
A former student of Pierre Sancan at the Paris Conservatoire, Bavouzet was invited by Sir George Solti to give his debut with the Orchestre de Paris in 1995 and is widely considered as the Maestro’s last discovery.
As well as his performing activities, Bavouzet has also recently completed a transcription for two pianos of Debussy’s Jeux, published by Durand with a foreword by Pierre Boulez. He won first prize in the International Beethoven Competition in Cologne as well as the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York in 1986.