Born in Aix-en-Provence, Hélène Grimaud is a highly accomplished pianist who has performed with major orchestras worldwide since her debut in 1995 with the Berlin Philharmonic. She has released more than a dozen albums, and her recordings have won the Cannes Classical Recording of the Year, Grand Prix du disque, and the Echo Award (Germany). We’re excited to welcome her back to Symphony Hall for the first time in 16 years on programs that explore all four of Brahms’s symphonies and his two piano concertos.
Ms. Grimaud also has a number of passions outside of music. She developed a great love for wolves after encountering one in Florida, leading her to establish the Wolf Conservation Center in upstate’s South Salem, New York in 1999. She’s also an author, having written three books, and a passionate human rights activist.
Ms. Grimaud keeps a busy performance schedule, and after her concerts in Boston, she will head to Pittsburgh; Scottsdale, AZ; La Jolla, CA; and finally Baltimore on December 4. She’s currently in the middle of a European tour, and she toured throughout Australia in the summer.
Nov 8-18, 2016 @ Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
Nov 25-27, 2016 @ Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 29, 2016 @ MCASD Sherwood Auditorium, La Jolla, CA
Dec 4, 2016 @ Shriver Hall Auditorium, Baltimore, MD