Gilles Vonsattel

gilles-vonsattelRecipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Naumburg and Geneva competitions, pianist Gilles Vonsattel has in recent years appeared with the Boston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and the Warsaw Philharmonic, while performing recitals and chamber music at Ravinia, Tokyo’s Musashino Hall, Wigmore Hall, Bravo! Vail, Music@Menlo, the Lucerne festival, and the Munich Gasteig. Chamber partners include James Ehnes, Frank Huang, Nicolas Altstaedt, David Shifrin, David Finckel, and the Swiss Chamber Soloists. Deeply committed to the performance of contemporary works, he has premiered numerous works both in the US and Europe and worked closely with composers such as Jörg Widmann, Heinz Holliger, and George Benjamin. A 2014 release of music by Holliger on GENUIN received a 5/5 from FonoForum and widespread international critical praise. This season’s projects include the Berg Kammerkonzert with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, a tour with Jörg Widmann and the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Mozart concerti with the Vancouver Symphony and Florida Orchestra, as well as multiple appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Mr. Vonsattel is on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.