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Michigan's Gilmore Festival presents Helene Grimaud in Piano Masters Series

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The Gilmore International Keyboard Festival will present internationally renowned pianist Hélène Grimaud in its Piano Masters Series on March 18. Perahia will perform a program of Berio, Takemitsu, Fauré, Ravel, Albeniz, Liszt, Janáček, Debussy & Brahms.

Born in 1969 in Aix-en-Provence, Grimaud was accepted into the Conservatoire de Paris at age 13, and in 1987, made her recital debut in Tokyo. That same year, Daniel Barenboim invited her to perform with the Orchestre de Paris, marking the launch of Grimaud's musical career-one highlighted by concerts with most of the world's major orchestras and many celebrated conductors. She has been under exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon since 2002.

In what will be Grimaud's first appearance in West Michigan, she has designed a unique program of short pieces inspired by water that features works by Berio, Takemitsu, Liszt, Ravel, Albeniz, Janacek, Fauré, and Debussy. Following intermission, Grimaud will perform Brahms' Sonata No. 2.