Chicago – Feb 26 2004

CPI Concert and Conversation

We are pleased to welcome acclaimed pianist Bertrand Giraud to Chicago for this special and much anticipated performance.
A native of France, Mr. Giraud is a graduate of the National Coservatoire du Paris, as well as a prize winner of the Chopin International Competition of Texas. He has also performed as a chamber musician with members of the national symphony orchestra of France, including the acclaimed violinist Pierre Amoyal.

As an active concert pianist, Mr. Giraud has performed in all the major cities of Europe, North and South America and Asia. He is also the director and founder of the international concert competition du Vanves and has taught at the Mozateum in Salsburg, Austria, and is currently a professor at the Chopin Conservatoire du Paris.

Program:

French Composers from the Impressionist Era

Debussy: Complete Preludes from Book Number 1

Intermission

Piano for four hands: Bertrand Giraud and Laurent Boubobzka

Faure: Dolly Suite (piano/4 hands)

Poulanc: Sonata (piano/4 hands)