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Jean-Frédéric Neuburger

Music 5 December 2019 – 8:30pm


He is a contemporary piano maestro. Pianist, composer and teacher Jean-Frédéric Neuburger brings to the Fondation a visionary programme featuring some of the leading figures of modern music. 

In Perduto in una città d’acque, Sicilian composer Salvatore Sciarrino evokes the ghosts of Venice (the “city of water”) and the melancholic smile of his teacher Luigi Nono, to whom the piece pays homage. Ghosts are also honoured in the imagination of Thomas Adès, another pianist-composer. The shadows of the 20th century loom over the imperial Sonata no. 2 by Boulez, whose powerful gestures irresistibly invoke the Beethovian piano. Lastly, Neuburger will perform the double act of playing his own compositions when he also premieres three études commissioned by the Fondation Louis Vuitton.

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger

The pianist Jean-Frédéric Neuburger is today one of the greatest names in music. Involved in contemporary creations, he enjoys uncontested recognition as a performer and a composer. 


He performs as a soloist with the most prestigious orchestras (New-York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony, Orchester Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchester de Paris, Orchester du Capitole de Toulouse ...) and collaborates with renowned chefs such as François-Xavier Roth, Paavo Järvi, Christoph von Dohnányi, David Zinman, Jonathan Nott, Michael Tilson Thomas…

The programme

Salvatore Sciarrino
Perduto in una città d’acque (1991)
Thomas Adès
Œuvre pour piano seul
Jean-Frédéric Neuburger
Études n°4, 5, 6 (Création mondiale – Commande de la Fondation Louis Vuitton)
Pierre Boulez
Sonate n°2