Toronto Symphony Orchestra presents Renowned Pianist and Activist Hélène Grimaud Conducted by Andrey Boreyko, OPEN REHEARSAL ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

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April 14, 2014 • Assignment Desks/Photo Editors

Toronto Symphony Orchestra presents
Renowned Pianist and Activist
Hélène Grimaud
Conducted by Andrey Boreyko


The Toronto Symphony Orchestra and guest pianist Hélène Grimaud under the baton of Andrey Boreyko. Artist bios below.

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
1:15pm camera arrival
Artist and Conductor may be available for interviews during break, if requested in advance.

Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street
Please enter via stage door off Wellington Avenue
RTH is an IATSE house, waivers are required, and all cameras must be self-contained.

Hélène Grimaud is an incredibly accomplished as a pianist with 15 recordings and over 850000 record sold; she is the author of three books which have been translated into several languages; in 1999, at the age of 30, she founded a Wolf Conservatory in Salem, NY; and she discovered at age ten, while playing Bach, that she has Synesthesia. Seeing these colors helped her memorize scores and has made playing the piano more visceral. It also helps her relate to the wolves whose howls she sees as colours. Grimaud was born in 1969 in Aix-en-Provence where she began her piano studies at the conservatory in Marseille. She was accepted into the Paris Conservatoire at just 13 and won first prize in piano performance a mere three years later. In 1987, she gave her well-received debut recital in Tokyo. The same year the renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim invited her to perform with the Orchestre de Paris.

Andrey Boreyko is Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko is one of the most exciting and dynamic conductors to emerge from Eastern Europe in recent years. He is currently Music Director of the Orchestre National de Belgique and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and serves as Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi in San Sebastian. Additionally, he becomes Music Director of Florida’s Naples Philharmonic in 2014/15. Highlights of the 2013/14 season include performances with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto, St Louis, Houston, and London Philharmonic orchestras. Further ahead he will work with WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. The 2012/13 season saw Andrey Boreyko’s debut with Orchestre de Paris, and he returned to conduct Rotterdam Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI and Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo

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