THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2019, 8.30 pm
The Grandes Heures are this year offering a programme of concerts on the theme "Pollen d'étoiles", which will be performed in prestigious châteaux of the Bordeaux region. Angélus, a historic partner in these programmes, will welcome the pianist Jean-Bernard Pommier on 26 September at 8.30 pm. This virtuoso will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Chopin.
Jean-Bernard Pommier studied conducting at the Conservatoire de Paris with Yves Nat, Pierre Sancan and Eugène Bigot. He won the International Competition for Young Musicians in Berlin. Then, at 17, he was the youngest finalist in the 1962 International Tchaikovsky Competition. He has performed in recitals and as a soloist with numerous highly-reputed orchestras and in several European festivals. In chamber music he has collaborated with Isaac Stern and Itzhak Perlman and the Guarneri and Vermeer quartets. He recorded the Sonata for Two Pianists by Claude Bolling with the author in 1972. Jean-Bernard Pommier was the artistic director of the Northern Sinfonia and the Turin Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2006 he was appointed artistic director of the Menton Classical Music Festival.