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For Helene Grimaud: Water, Risk and Reward / Forbes

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Pianist Hélène Grimaud is no stranger to the artistic wager. She is willing to go where others have not in the very traditional classical world of being a concert pianist. I had the fortune to attend Hélène Grimaud's solo recital at Disney Hall in Los Angeles on April 14th. The first half of the recital was based upon an aquatic theme and included works ranging from the contemporary to the romantic and impressionistic. The last half of the program featured Brahm's 2nd Piano Sonata in F-sharp minor.

The recital was at once bold, daring, beautiful and intelligent. It is rare today to experience a performance that is like no other. Grimaud's recital was just that.  READ THE FULL Forbes REVIEW