FRENCH-AMERICAN PIANO SOCIETY

Events and Tickets
HELENE TYSMAN, RAVEL RECITAL AND MASTER CLASS
Please join us for an evening of music featuring pianist and FAMPS board member Hélène Tysman performing works from her recent Ravel album.
The recital will be followed by a Champagne reception.

Tuesday, April 18 | 6:30 PM
Consulate General of France
934 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10021

Purchase Tickets for the recital here

The recital will be followed the next day by a Master Class at the Steinway Hall. New York
The Master Class will be conducted for three selected pianist from the most prestigious schools in the US and is public

Wednesday, April 20 | 6:30 PM
Steinway Hall
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036


Book your ticket for the Master Class here

JEAN EFFLAM BAVOUZET, 2017 NEW YEAR'S RECITAL

Tuesday January 24th 2017 at 6:30pm

Consulate of France in New York, 934 Fifth Avenue, New York

Tickets here.


Reviews

There are few pianists with the recreative fantasy that Bavouzet brings to just about everything he plays.” (Gramophone, November 2016)


The solo playing sparkles, the orchestra is alive with detail, everything a delight.” (Richard Fairman, Financial Times, October 2016)


Assured in his own art, he commands a fully matured artistry, lacking neither subtlety or dynamism.” (Santa Barbara News-Press, April 2016)


Expansive, beautifully realized, but never lacking in virtuosity. This was music-making that was controlled but seemingly spontaneous and on occasion, electrifying. Little wonder that the capacity audience jumped to its feet at the end. I can’t remember a performance so completely satisfying.” (Seen and Heard, February 2016)


Artist Biography:

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, NHK Symphony 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.

During the 2016/17 season, highlights include opening Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra’s new season, a tour with Les Siécles including a concert at London’s Royal Festival Hall and performances with Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, Baltimore and Toronto symphony orchestras, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo and a tour of Japan with Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa under Ashkenazy.


Recent performances include his appearance at the BBC Proms performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major with the BBC Philharmonic and Nicholas Collon as well as concerts with Opernhaus Zürich, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona and Gothenburg Symphony where he performed both of Ravel’s piano concertos in one programme, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, Aspen Music Festival and Seattle Symphony Orchestra. 


Bavouzet records exclusively for Chandos and his disc featuring the complete Prokofiev Piano Concertos with BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda won the Concerto category of the 2014 GramophoneAwards. Ongoing recording projects include the Beethoven and Haydn Piano Sonata cycles.  

In recital, Bavouzet regularly performs at venues such as The Louvre in Paris and London’s Wigmore Hall and has recently collaborated with composer Jörg Widmann in a chamber music project at the Prinzregententheater in Munich. He made a highly successful return to London’s International Piano Series last season and will give recitals in San Francisco, New York, Vancouver, throughout Europe and in the UK during the 2016/17 season.


PASCAL ROGE: 2016 FALL BENEFIT RECITAL

"Satie and Friends"


As we close the 150th anniversary of Erik Satie's birthdate, we are pleased to present, with Pascal Rogé, and exceptional evening of French piano music, with pieces from Satie, Debussy and Ravel.


Pascal Rogé exemplifies the finest in French pianism. Born in Paris, he was a student of the Paris Conservatory and was also mentored by Julius Katchen and the great Nadia Boulanger. Winner of Georges Enesco piano competition and 1st prize of Marguerite Long Piano competition, he became an exclusive Decca recording artist at the age of seventeen. His playing of Poulenc, Satie, Fauré, Saint-Saëns and especially Ravel, is characterized by its elegance, beauty and stylistically perfect phrasing.

Recently, Pascal has enjoyed playing recitals for four-hands/two-pianos with his partner in life and in music Ami Rogé. Together, they have traveled the world appearing at prestigious festivals and concert halls and recorded several CDs dedicated to the French 2 pianos and 4 hands repertoire. In 2011 they have given the premiere of a newly commissioned Concerto for Two Pianos by the composer Matthew Hindson with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.


Recently chairman of the Geneva Piano competition, Pascal Rogé is also dedicated to teaching and gives regular masterclasses in France, Japan, United States and United Kingdom.


Tuesday October 25th 2016 at 6:30 PM

French Consulate, Salon Rose Music Room
New York, 934 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Funds received will contribute to the funding our our Scholarship Program.


SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS CEREMONY AND RECITAL

Each year the French-American Piano Society awards scholarships to dedicated young pianists from the finest music schools in France. These scholarships will fully fund their participation in the International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Hunter College. This year, we will award four scholarships to students from Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Lyon and the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris:

Julie Alcaraz, Conservatoire de Paris
Josquin Otal, CNSMD – Lyon
Victoire-Theodora Pruvost, CNSMD – Lyon
Timothée Urbain, Conservatoire de Paris

The students will showcase their talent in a performance at the French Consulate of New York, hosted by S.E. Bertrand Lortholary. Please join us to celebrate their success and enjoy their debut recital in the United States!

Friday July 15th, 2016 at 6:30 PM
French Consulate, Salon Rose Music Room
New York, 934 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY


Funds received will contribute to the funding our our Scholarship Progam

FETE DE LA MUSIQUE WEEK AT THE SOFITEL

In celebration of the Fete de la Musique, and in partnership with Steinway & Sons and Sofitel, French-American Piano Society is hosting a week-long program of renowned French pianists and American pianists performing French repertoire in the lobby of the Sofitel. Please join us to celebrate French culture and the joy of music one night or every night!


Sofitel New York

45 West 44th Street

New York, NY 10036


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MONDAY, JUNE 20 | MATTHIEU COGNET
Variations in F minor Hob. XVII:6 by Joseph Haydn
Piano Sonata No. 1 Op. 22 by Alberto Ginastera
La Valse (poème chorégraphique pour orchestre) originally by Maurice Ravel and adapted by Matthieu Cognet (2014)
*After the recital, the artist will hold a discussion on the topic of creating a new, more satisfying virtuosic solo piano version of La Valse by Maurice Ravel.


TUESDAY, JUNE 21 | SANDRINE ERDELY-SAYO
Improvisation No 15 in C minor- Hommage a Edith Piaf by Francis Poulenc
Transcription from the opera “La Norma” de Bellini – “La Casta Diva” by Sigismond Thalberg
“Le Canari est Mort” and “Le Pain” by Sandrine Erdely-Sayo
El Soneto del Petrarca No 104, Liebestraum No. 3, and Hungarian Rhapsody No 6 by Franz Liszt
*After the recital, the artist will present her book “Sons Polychromes’’. A full bar with beverages for purchase will be available.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 | AUDREY ABELA
24 Preludes, Op. 28 by Frederic Chopin
*After the recital, guests are invited to meet the artist.


THURSDAY, JUNE 23 | INGA KASHAKASHVILI AND ANNA KEISERMAN
L’engageante and Les barricades mysterieuses by Couperin
Petite Suite and Estampes by Debussy
Sonata for Four Hands by Poulenc
*After the recital, guests are invited to meet the artists.


FRIDAY, JUNE 24 | MARILYN NONKEN, PHD.
“Les Travaux et les Jours” by Tristan Murail
"Éphémères" by Philippe Hersant.
*After the recital, the artist will present her book “The Spectral Piano.”

HELENE TYSMAN PIANO RECITAL

Wednesday, June 15 at 6:00PM

Roche Bobois

200 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10016


Roche Bobois along with Steinway & Sons and the French-American Piano Society are hosting a recital featuring acclaimed French pianist Helene Tysman. Please join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to celebrate French Art de Vivre by Roche Bobois and experiencing the new Steinway Spirio.

2016 SPRING BENEFIT RECITAL


Marie-Ange Nguci, Piano


After winning the  2015 International Keyboard Institute and Festival's MacKenzie Competition, French-American Piano Society laureate Marie-Ange Nguci '15 has been invited back to give a recital as part of our 2016 program. Her astonishing technique and exceptional musicality has already positioned her as an outstanding young artist of her generation.


Thursday May 5th, 2016, at 6:30pm

Consulate of France in New York.


EVENT COMPLETED. See our facebook page


PHOTO: Chris Lee

AVANT-GARDE RUSSES IN THE EARLY 20th CENTURY


Irina Kataeva Aimard, Piano


Presented by:

Piano Studies at NYU Steinhardt

and

French American Piano Society


Tuesday April 26, 2016 at 8pm
Black Box Theater, New York University

Program include pieces from Vladimir Shcherbachev, Boris Pasternak, Alexandre Scriabin, Nikolai Roslavets, Dmitri Schostakovich.
     

EVENT COMPLETED. See our facebook page

2015 FALL BENEFIT RECITAL
Thursday October 15th, 2015  at 6:30 PM,  French Consulate, 934 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Lise de la Salle, Pianist
“She might just be the most exciting young artist in classical music right now.”

Kyle Armbrust, Viola

Armbrust's viola tone was an artful chameleon…”


The recital will serve as a Fund Raising Event for our Association and the International Piano Competition of Lagny, France


2015 AWARD CEREMONY AND BENEFIT RECITAL

Further to a highly competitive selection process at the Paris Conservatory and the Paris Ecole Normale, and prior to starting their participation to the 2015 session of the International Keyboard institute and Festival and related McKenzie Piano Competition, in New York, our 2015 Scholarship winners with give a public Recital. 


Olof Hansen

Audrey Lonca-Alberto

Marie-Ange Nguci

Tanguy de Williencourt


play


Chopin, Liszt, Saint-Saens, Faure, Albeniz



Friday July 17th, 2015 at 6:30 PM, French Consulate, 934 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

EVENT COMPLETED. See our facebook page
2015 SPRING BENEFIT RECITAL
"Le Piano dans la Musique Creole"

Thierry Vaton, Pianist   and   Georges Granville,  Pianist

Thierry Vaton and Georges Granville will illustrate the variety of the "Creole Piano Music" repertoire in a one-of-a-kind recital. Both will also present the Piano method and anthology that they have authored and will be happy to discuss it with pianists and sign the book for the audience. This recital will serve as a Fund Raising event for our Association

Tuesday April 28th 2015 at 6:30 PM, French Consulate, 934 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
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"Romance in the Air", The Riverside Symphony with Helene Tysman

George Rothman, conductor

featuring Hélène Tysman, piano (US concerto debut)

Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center


Paul Lansky - Line and Shadow

Gabriel Fauré - Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 111

Frédéric Chopin - Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22

Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 4, “Tragic”


Saturday November 1st, 2014 at 8:00pm. COMPLETED. See reviews (Facebook, New York Times).

2014 Award Ceremony and Winners Recital

Further to a highly competitive selection process at the Paris Conservatory, and prior to starting their participation to the 2014 session of the International Keyboard institute and Festival and related McKenzie Piano Competition, in New York, Maroussia Gentet, Mathieu Acar and Nath Gouin with give a public Recital. 

This recital will serve as a Fund Raising event for our Association

Friday July 11th, 2014 at 6:30 PM, French Consulate in New York, 934 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

COMPLETED. See reviews on our Facebook Page
Helene Tysman, "Chopin and the French Impressionists"

Helene Tysman will perform  pieces from Chopin, Debussy and Ravel (Full program on Ticket)
This recital will serve as a Fund Raising event.

Saturday May 3rd, 2014  at 5:30 PM, Princeton Seminary, Scheide Hall, Princeton , NJ. 

COMPLETED. See reviews on our Facebook Page

Helene Tysman will discuss her new CD Chopin "Ballades" and sign her CDs after the recital
Helene Tysman, "Chopin and the French Impressionists"
Welcome by S.E Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France and Maestro Jerome Rose, American Pianist, Artistic Director of the International Keyboard Institute and Festival at the Mannes School of Music.

This recital inaugurates the newly created "French-American Piano, Inc" and will serve as a Fund Raising event in New York.  Helene Tysman will perform  pieces from Chopin, Debussy and Ravel (Full program on Ticket) and launch her new CD, Chopin,"Ballades Vol.2" in the USA. ( Full program on Ticket)

Tuesday May 6th, 2014  at 6:30 PM, French Consulate in New York, 934 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
COMPLETED. See reviews on our Facebook Page.

Helene Tysman will discuss her new CD Chopin "Ballades" and sign her CDs after the recital
Helene Tysman, "Bach to Ravel"

Helene Tysman will perform  pieces from Bach, Chopin, and Ravel (Full program on Ticket)
This recital will serve as a Fund Raising event 

Wedneday May 7th, 2014  at 6:00 PM, Jacobs Music, 1718 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA.
COMPLETED. See reviews and comments on our Facebook page

Helene Tysman will discuss her new CD Chopin "Ballades" and sign her CDs after the recital
We are grateful to Jacobs Music to open their Recital Hall and provide one of their Steinway Piano.