Jean-Philippe Collard in recital in Ottawa [fr]
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 8pm
National Arts Centre – Southam Hall - Ottawa
• Six Préludes by Debussy
• The Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39, Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1, and Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 by Chopin
• Piano Sonata in B minor by Liszt
Jean-Philippe Collard was born January 27, 1948, in Mareuil-sur-Ay (Champagne-Ardenne).
He attended the classes of Pierre Sancan at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris and won his first prize for piano in 1964 before beginning his international career. Jean-Philippe Collard was the fifth finalist at the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Competition in 1969 and won First Prize at the Cziffra Competition a year later in 1970. His list of recordings now includes over 50 titles. Jean-Philipe Collard has played on the world’s greatest stages (Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, etc.) and plays with some of the best conductors of our time.
In 1988, he received the Victoire de la musique classique award for classical soloist of the year. In 2003, he was made Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur.