Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Friday, February 23, 2024 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

This concert is part of the Elaine Kligerman Piano Recital Series and the Kimmel Master Artists Series. You can subscribe to these series, Build Your Own subscription, or purchase a Season Pass. Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

About This Performance

“A brilliant musician and an extraordinary visionary” (Wall Street Journal), French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard “always curates his recitals with scholarly devotion” (Washington Classical Review). This fascinating recital program focuses on the fantasia, interspersing four Mozart works of widely differing character with fantasias from the Baroque to the contemporary.

Mozart: Fantasia in D Minor, K. 397
Sweelinck: Fantasia chromatica, SwWV. 258
Mozart: Fantasia in C Minor, K. 475
Volkonsky: Musica Stricta
Mozart: Fantasia in F Minor (Fragment), K. Anh. 32
CPE Bach: Fantasia in C Major, Wq. 59/6
Mozart: Fantasia in C Minor, K. 396
Beethoven: Fantasia, Op. 77
Benjamin: Fantasy on Iambic Rhythm

The Artist(s)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
Widely acclaimed as a key figure in the music of our time, Pierre-Laurent Aimard has had close collaborations with many leading composers including György Ligeti, Karlheinz Stockhausen, George Benjamin, Pierre Boulez and Oliver Messiaen. Aimard begins the 2022/23 season by receiving Denmark’s most prominent music award, the Leonie Sonning Music Prize 2022 which will be celebrated in a series of concerts with Royal Danish Orchestra/Cambreling and recitals in Copenhagen and Aarhus.… Read More


Pierre-Laurent Aimard | Léonie Sonning Music Prize 2022
Pierre-Laurent Aimard | Ligeti: Musica ricercata No. 7