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David Greilsammer   pianist

 

Known for his fascinating and eclectic programs, conductor and pianist David Greilsammer is recognised as one of today’s most imaginative and audacious artists. Last December, The New York Times selected his album “Mozart In-Between” (Sony Classical) as one of the best recordings of the year. The American newspaper had already awarded his previous album, “Baroque Conversations” among the best albums of 2012, and his New York recital was selected as one of the most interesting musical events of the year.

Born in Jerusalem, David Greilsammer studied at The Juilliard School with Yoheved Kaplinsky, in addition to working with pianist Richard Goode. After making his New York Lincoln Center debut, he went on to becoming “Young Musician of the Year” at the French Music Awards.

Known as a unique interpreter of both baroque and contemporary music, David Greilsammer is also celebrated for his Mozart performances. In 2008, he performed in Paris all of Mozart’s piano Sonatas in a one-day “marathon” and in recent years, he has recorded various albums devoted to the composer. Last season, he played and conducted the complete cycle of Mozart’s twenty-seven piano concertos in Geneva.

Since 2013, David Greilsammer is Music and Artistic Director of the Geneva Camerata (GECA). With this innovative orchestra, he gives more than thirty concerts this season, including performances in Berlin, Paris and London, and Gstaad. David Greilsammer also presents with GECA singular collaborations with dancers, painters, video artists, actors, and jazz musicians. David Greilsammer has recently conducted the ensemble in programs featuring soloists such as Steven Isserlis, Emmanuel Pahud, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Andreas Scholl, and Daniel Hope.

David Greilsammer has released four critically acclaimed records on the Naïve label, and in 2011 he signed an exclusive contract with Sony Classical, resulting in two award-winning albums. His new recording, released in 2014, presents an unusual and intriguing encounter between the Sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti and John Cage.

David Greilsammer has recently appeared with prestigious orchestras such as the San Francisco Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Philharmonique de Radio-France, Taipei Philharmonic, Hamburger Symphoniker, Torino Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, and the Israel Symphony. As a pianist, Greilsammer has appeared at Ravinia, Mostly Mozart and Verbier festivals, as well as at the Zurich Tonhalle, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Beijing Forbidden City Theatre, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Salle Pleyel in Paris, and The Kennedy Center in Washington.

Since 2013, David Greilsammer is “Artist in Residence” both at the Saint-Etienne Opera in France and the Meitar Ensemble in Tel Aviv.



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PIA LE PROGRèS   22/03/2015

David Greilsammer dans un double rôle magistral pour l’ouverture de Piano Passion

Le public s’est véritablement délecté samedi pour l’ouverture du festival Piano Passion, à l’Opéra-Théâtre de St-Étienne. Il faut dire que David Greilsammer, pianiste, avait soigné la partition en proposant un repas de concertos à trois composantes avec la complicité de l’Orchestre symphonique stéphanois. Et pour cette première, il avait choisi de transporter l’auditoire dans les contrées viennoises, à l’époque où Mozart exerçait encore, notamment sur ce concerto pour piano n°20 en ré mineur. ...L’ouverture, avec les cordes, a cueilli le spectateur grâce à une alternance forte et pianissimo. Le piano entre au moment où l’orchestre s’éteint, puis Greilsammer endosse ce double rôle : musicien et chef d’orchestre. Un exercice qui lui convient parfaitement et qui montre, depuis qu’il est en résidence à St-Étienne, tout le chemin qu’il a effectué, notamment au niveau de ses émotions. L’interprétation qu’il a fournie ce samedi était vraiment exceptionnelle, en particulier dans le concerto n°1 en ut majeur de Beethoven. On a senti de la gaîté et une grande implication dans cette œuvre qui se termine par une explosion sonore. Le public a d’ailleurs longuement applaudi la prestation jusqu’à obtenir le bis. On regrettera cependant le choix de l’ouverture de ce concert du festival Piano Passion avec la symphonie opus 21 d’Anton Webern. Une œuvre moderne mais qui se joue… sans piano !        Bastien Devidal



IL CORRIERE MUSICALE  -  27 settembre 2014

Federico Maria Sardelli, Kraus e lo Sturm un Drang

Con l’Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino al Teatro Carignano: in programma l’interessante ouverture dall’Olympia del compositore tedesco. L’eccentrico pianista David Greilsammer e il concerto in re maggiore di Haydn. Meno convincente la lettura della mozartiana Praga


...Poi la seconda (gradita) sorpresa è stata la presenza del pianista David Greilsammer: musicista eccentrico ed eclettico, ma intelligente e tecnicamente agguerrito, noto per le sue interpretazioni fuori dagli schemi. E in effetti il suo Haydn (il Concerto in re maggiore per cembalo ovvero fortepiano dal pimpante Finale) è risultato come rimesso a nuovo. Vivacità e brillantezza in apertura (Sardelli ha staccato un tempo assai spigliato), molta pulizia da parte del pianista, ammirevole perlage e delicatezze rarefatte; egli ama poi stupire con improvvisi apici dinamici e inattese sonorità forte e quasi sconcertanti sforzando; è tuttavia nelle cadenze di sua stessa composizione (quasi le improvvisa, spiazzando gli orchestrali un po’ straniti) che Greilsammer si lancia vistosamente ad épater le bourgeois: con inflessioni jazzistiche e imprevisti collegamenti armonici. Cadenze del tutto fuori stile, e pur ricche di fascino. .................   Attilio Piovano


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AMADEUS - aprile 2014

ROMA   David Greilsammer pianista sorprendente e poco rassicurante

Vale la pena raccontare questo concerto ...................... è stata una vera e propria riflessione sullo strumento a tastiera e il suo ruolo nella storia della musica. Comune denominatore il pensiero, personalissimo, di Greilsammer: mentre risuona l’ultima nota di Mozart, attacca niente di meno che Morton Feldman... Proprio con Mozart, di cui Greilsammer è specialista, inizia un concerto che a ben guardare sembra tripartito per caratteri, sebbene appunto non esistano interruzioni. Tra la Fantasia K 475 e la Sonata K 457, come fosse un intermezzo, appare il Piano Piece di Feldman. Greilsammer non adatta quest’ultimo a Mozart, dilata piuttosto il compositore austriaco per renderlo coerente con Feldman, che ne esce molto curato ma poco sentito. Perfetto, sorprendente, è invece il seguito: Les Barricades Mystérieuses di Couperin, come non si è mai sentito, .........................   Federico Capitani

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