Bertrand Chamayou has established himself at the highest level on the international music scene, performing in venues such as the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Lincoln Center, the Herkulessaal Munich and London’s Wigmore Hall. He has appeared at major festivals including New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Lucerne Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, Rotterdam Gergiev Festival and Klavier-Festival Ruhr.
He has worked with orchestras including the Orchestre de Paris, London and Rotterdam Philharmonic orchestras, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, hr-Sinfonieorchester, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Orchestre National de France and Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Chamayou’s conductor collaborations have included Pierre Boulez, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Neville Marriner, Semyon Bychkov, Michel Plasson, Louis Langrée, Jérémie Rhorer, Stéphane Denève, Ludovic Morlot and Andris Nelsons.
In the 2014/15 season, Bertrand Chamayou made his debuts with the NHK Symphony Orchestra at Suntory Hall Tokyo and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This season sees him return to Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France and Orchestre de Paris amongst many others. Chamayou will make his debuts with Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Cinncinati Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo and will take a new all-Ravel recital programme to Wigmore Hall London, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Festival International de Piano La Roque d’Antheron, Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile.
Chamayou is a regular chamber music performer, with partners including Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Quatuor Ebène, Antoine Tamestit and Sol Gabetta. A recital tour with Gabetta in 2015/16 will lead the duo to Dresden’s Philharmonie, BOZAR Brussels or Schubertiade Schwarzenberg amongst others.
Bertrand Chamayou has made a number of highly successful recordings, including a Naïve CD of music by César Franck, which was awarded several accolades including Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice. In 2011, Chamayou celebrated Liszt’s 200th anniversary with a recording of the complete Années de Pèlerinage - also for Naïve - which he performed in several venues throughout the world. The album received rave reviews worldwide – including Gramophone Choice. The only artist to win France's prestigious Victoires de la Musique on three occasions he has an exclusive recording contract with Warner/Erato.
Bertrand Chamayou was born in Toulouse; his musical talent was quickly noted by pianist Jean-François Heisser, who later became his professor at the Paris Conservatoire. He completed his training with Maria Curcio in London.