Hailed by The New York Times as a pianist of “warm touch and dreamy sensibility” and qualified by the Süddeutsche Zeitung as a “pianistic cosmos”, French Hélène Tysman makes a deep impression on her audience and professionals who describe it as “dazzling” (BBC News Magazine), « mixing excitement with eloquence » and “extraordinary interpretation” (Le Figaro).
She will perform Chopin’s F-minor Piano Concerto at the first program of the Bard Music Festival The Genius of Chopin. The night will integrate solo, vocal and orchestral works within a single event to highlight this beloved composer’s all-too-brief career. Tysman’s Chopin renditions have been acclaimed by critics and audiences all over the world and have led to releases of two all-Chopin recordings for OehmsClassics/Naxos which won the « Maestro » Award of the french magazine Pianiste.
Along with Tysman’s performance, the audience will hear one of Chopin’s teenage masterpieces; rarely heard songs set to texts by the Polish poets he most favored; and his Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni, in the original version for piano and orchestra.