Saturday 23 September • 08:00pm

L’Escale

CHOPIN

  • Fantaisie in F minor, op.49
  • Mazurka No. 1 in C-sharp minor, op.41
  • Mazurka No. 1 in C minor, op.30
  • Mazurka No. 2 in C major, op.24
  • Mazurka No. 2 in C-sharp minor, op.6
  • Andante Spianato e Grande Polonaise Brilliante, op.22

LISZT

  • Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude (ext. Harmonies poétiques et religieuses)
  • Grand solo de concert

Jean-Baptiste FONLUPT

Born in 1976, Jean-Baptiste Fonlupt began studying the piano at the age of 6 with Jeanine Collet and Christian Bernard at the Conservatoire in Grenoble. At the age of 13, he wins the "Royaume de la Musique" competition and plays the first Mendelssohn piano concerto with the "Colonne" orchestra at the Maison de la Radio in Paris. A year later, he wins the 1st prize at the Steinway for Young Talents competition, through which he appears as soloist at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

In 1991, he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris in the class of Bruno Rigutto. He also took lessons with Georges Pludermacher, with the Russian-Georgian pianist Eliso Virssaladze, and with the German pianist Michael Endres in Berlin.

Interested by all kind of repertoire, from JS Bach to the contemporary music, his discography also reflects a special attention to the lesser known repertoire: he has recorded rare pieces by Franz Liszt (3 Apparitions Klavierstück, Impromptu..) and piano sonatas by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. In 2014, he records a CD devoted to Chopin for which he is acclaimed "Revelation 2014" Chopin at Nohant Festival. He releases in 2016 a new recording dedicated to Robert Schumann (Variations Abegg, Arabesque, Novelletten no.2, 7 & 8, the Songs of the Dawn, Geistervariationnen).

He performs in festivals in France and abroad, most recently in Liszt in Provence, the Cloître des Jacobins, the series "Soliste à Bagatelle", Piano en Valois, the Lisztomanias in Châteauroux, the "Esprit du Piano" in Bordeaux, the Chopin Festival in Nohant, the Festival dei due Mondi in Spoleto (Italy) and the Contemporary Piano Faces Festival at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg (Russia). He played in prestigious venues such as the Konzerthaus Berlin (Germany) and the Konzerthaus in Vienna (Austria). He has been invited to Caracas, Venezuela, as soloist for the world premiere of "Anamorphoses" for piano and orchestra by french composer Joseph-François Kremer, with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra conducted by Christian Vasquez. This concert is regularly broadcast on the TV music channel Mezzo. He played in Decembre 2016 as soloist with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra in Saint-Petersburg the Jolivet piano concerto.

His recordings are broadcast on Radio Classique, France Musique, CBC Radio Canada..