Philippe Entremont returns to the Festival

Date created: 18.08.2016.

Renowned French pianist Philippe Entremont will give a piano recital on Friday, 19 August at 9:30 PM in the Rector's Palace atrium. Maestro's return to the Dubrovnik Summer Festival follows after 31 years - in 1975 was the last time he performed in front of the Festival audience in the Rector's Palace. The repertoire consists of Bach’s Partita No. 1 in B minor, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 30 in E major, Chopin's Nocturne No. 8 in D flat major and Scherzo No. 2, Debussy's Images I and Sonatine in F sharp major by Maurice Ravel.

The exceptional career of  Philippe Entremont began at the age of eighteen when he came to international attention with his great success at New York’s Carnegie Hall playing Jolivet’s piano concerto and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Since then, he has pursued a top international career as a pianist, and for the last 30 years, as a conductor as well. In the 2010-2011 season, Philippe Entremont became Principal Conductor of the Boca Raton Philharmonic and a Lifetime Laureate Conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra. One of the most recorded artists of all time, Philippe Entremont has appeared on many labels, including CBS Sony, Teldec and Harmonia Mundi, and he has garnered all of the leading prizes and awards in the industry.

Great Cross of the Austrian Republic Order of Merit, Officer of the French Legion of Honor, Commander of the Order of Merit, Commander of the Order of Arts et Lettres, Philippe Entremont has also been awarded the Arts and Sciences Cross of Honor of Austria. He is President of the International Certificate for Piano Artists, President of the Bel’Arte Foundation of Brussels and is Director of the famed American Conservatory of Fountainebleau, a post formerly held by the legendary Nadia Boulanger.

Tickets are available at the box office in the ground floor of the Festival Palace (Od Sigurate 1).