Emmanuel Pahud, © Photo: Josef Fischnaller/EMI Classics
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Swiss-French flutist Emmanuel Pahud is one of today's most exciting and adventurous musicians. He was born in Geneva in January 1970 and started his music studies at the age of six. He graduated in 1990 with the Premier Prix from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, after which he continued his studies with Aurele Nicolet.
Named 'Instrumentalist of the Year 1997' at the prestigious Victoires de la Musique award ceremony in Paris, Mr. Pahud has won first prize in many major International Music Competitions. He is also a laureate of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and of the International Tribune for Musicians of UNESCO. Mr. Pahud is the first solo flutist of the renowned Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in addition to his solo career. He performs on a Brannen 14k gold with a Sheridan headjoint. His versatility in music styles over the years has “signaled the arrival of a new master flautist.” (The Guardian).
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Sun, Nov 08 2015, 11:00
Théâtre des Champs-ÉlyséesLow availability. Order now!
Flute, harp and viola combine in a program full of dreamy sensuality.Emmanuel Pahud, Marie-Pierre Langlamet & Lise Berthaud: Mozart, Fauré, Bizet & Debussy Since its opening in the year 1913, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées belongs to the concert and opera venues which are recognized world-wide. For more than ninety years, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has hosted performances by some of the most prestigious artists in the history of music, opera and dance; conductors and composers such as Karl Böhm, Benjamin Britten, Pierre Boulez, William Christie, Claude Debussy, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Carlo Maria Guilini, D.E. Engelbrecht, Herbert von Karajan, Kurt Masur, Pierre Monteux, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Georg Solti, Arturo Toscanini and Bruno Walter have led some of the world's most illustrious singers such as Maria Callas, Cecilia Bartoli, Luciano Pavarotti, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf or Jessye Norman. The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has also produced Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, The Ballets Suédois and performances by the New York City Ballet, Balanchine, Roland Petit, Sylvie Guillem, Maurice Béjart and the Bolshoi and Kirov ballets.
A Gabriel Astruc-project, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées was built in 1913 by the Perret Brothers. The sculptor Antoine Bourdelle and the painter Maurice Denis contributed to the theater's magnificient interior. The inauguration of the theater, however, is best remembered for its 'scandalous' production of Stravinsky's Sacre du Printemps with Nijinsky. In 1957, the building was classified as a historical monument.
With its splendid concert hall, its gorgeously decorated reception hall and its history, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées offers an exclusive atmosphere to enjoy an extraordinary performance.Théâtre des Champs-Élysées 15, Avenue Montaigne Paris 75008 France
Wed, Dec 09 2015, 20:00
Soloists of the Berliner Philharmoniker join the Berlilner Barock Solisten for their 20th anniversary concert in the Philharmonie.Pahud, Mayer, Friedrich, von der Goltz & Berliner Barock Solisten Berlin’s golden Philharmonie, designed by Hans Scharoun, opened in October 1963 with a concert by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. At first quite controversial, the stunning building just a stone’s throw from Potsdamer Platz has since become the model for numerous concert halls around the world.
About 270 concerts take place every year in the larger of the Philharmonie’s two halls. 2440 eager listeners at a time can attend concerts of the famed Berlin Philharmonic here – arguably the finest symphony orchestra in the world – as well as the performances of guest orchestras, chamber groups, and soloists. The Chamber Music Hall, with a capacity of 1180, hosts smaller orchestral formations, chamber ensembles, and solo recitals. The design of both halls is based on the concept of 'music as the center of attention', with the concert podium in the center of the hall and the audience seated in irregular terraced blocks surrounding the stage on all sides. With remarkable acoustics and a decidedly sophisticated yet playful air, the Philharmonie building is at the artistic heart of the central Kulturforum and, indeed, of the city itself.Philharmonie Berlin Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1 Berlin 10785 Germany
Tue, Jan 12 2016, 20:15
Jean-Guihen Queyras has intived flutist Emmanuel Pahud and pianist Eric Le Sage to join him on stage at the Concertgebouw.Queyras, Pahud & La Sage: Trios It was Bernard Haitink who once described the Concertgebouw as the best instrument in the orchestra it houses. This must have been what the great and the good of Amsterdam had in mind in 1881, when they decided that the Dutch capital should have a proper concert hall worthy of the name.
The Concertgebouw, with its incomparable acoustics, exciting programming and attractive neo-classical architecture, has long stood at the centre of Amsterdam's vibrant musical life. The acoustics in particular have established the hall as a favourite of acclaimed conductors, orchestras and soloists over the years. Bernard Haitink, Long time principal conductor and conductor laureate of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, is said to have once described it as the best instrument in the orchestra that it houses.
A pleasure for musicians, the hall's unique qualities have not gone lost on audiences either. With over 850,000 visitors at ca. 800 events a year, it is the second most-visited concert hall in the world.Concertgebouw Concertgebouwplein, 10 Amsterdam 1071 LN Netherlands
Fri, Mar 04 2016, 20:30
Philharmonie de Paris
Emmanuel Pahud premieres Widmann's new creation, and Bruckner's Ninth Symphony is a fitting echo to the scale of Inbal's achievements.Eliahu Inbal Birthday Concert: Widmann & Bruckner Created by star architect Jean Nouvel and opened in January of 2015, the Philharmonie de Paris is a truly innovative facility. The structure is like nothing else in the urban landscape, an organic, crystaline shape rising up from the Parc de la Villette like a mountain.
The location in northeast Paris, close to the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse, the Zénith and the Grande Halle make La Villette into something of a ‘music quarter’. The location at the edge of the city is an invitation to new audiences from different generations and social backgrounds to attend concerts.
The symphonic hall, known as the Grande Salle, is a remarkable architectural feat. Though it seats 2400 people, the Philharmonie auditorium feels remarkably intimate. The distance between the conductor and the farthest spectator is only 32 meters.
The hall is also equipped with a Rieger organ, 15 meters high and 20 meters wide, specially designed for the symphonic repertory.Philharmonie de Paris 221 avenue Jean Jaurès Paris 75019 France
Sat, Apr 16 2016, 16:30
Philharmonie 2 (Cité de la Musique)
Renowned wind soloists including Pahud, Vlatkovic, Meyer pool their talents for quintets and sextets by French composers.Winds of France: Saint-Saëns, Caplet, Poulenc Designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc, the Philharmonie 2 (formerly Cité de la Musique) is a venue for art and life surrounded by the greenery of the Parc de la Villette, in the heart of the French capital.Philharmonie 2 (Cité de la Musique) 221, avenue Jean-Jaurès Paris 75019 France