Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Swiss-born American pianist Gilles Vonsattel is an artist of extraordinary versatility and originality. He is the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, winner of the Naumburg and Geneva competitions, and was selected for the 2016 Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award. In recent years, he has made his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Chicago Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, and the San Francisco Symphony. He has performed solo recitals at Wigmore Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Lucerne Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron, Chopin and his Europe Festival, Schwetzingen Festspiele, among others. Deeply committed to the performance of contemporary music, he has premiered numerous works both in the United States and Europe and has worked closely with notable composers including Jörg Widmann, Heinz Holliger, and George Benjamin. An alum of The Bowers Program (formerly CMS Two), Mr. Vonsattel is a deeply committed chamber musician, performing regularly and internationally alongside many of the foremost instrumentalists of our time, including at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Mr. Vonsattel received his bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Columbia University and his master’s degree from The Juilliard School. He is Professor of Piano at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and serves on the piano faculty of Bard College Conservatory of Music.