Anne Queffélec

Récital, Compilation, Chamber music

Anne Queffélec

Considered one of the most remarkable pianists of our time, Anne Queffélec enjoys international fame as well as an exceptional influence over musical life.
Widely acclaimed in Europe, Japan, Hong-Kong, Canada, the United States… she has been invited by the most prestigious orchestras – the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Zurich Tonhalle, Orchestre de chambre de Lausanne, Tokyo NHK Orchestra, Ensemble Kanazawa, Hong-Kong Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Strasbourg, Lille, Prague Philharmonia, Kremerata Baltica, Sinfonia Varsovia… – and performed under the batons of illustrious conductors such as Boulez, Gardiner, Jordan, Zinman, Eschenbach, Conlon, Langrée, Belohlavek, Skrowacewsky, Casadesus, Lombard, Guschlbauer, Zecchi, Foster, Holliger, Janowski, etc.

Named “Best performer of the year” at the 1990 French Classical Music Awards (Victoires de la Musique), Anne Queffélec has played repeatedly at the Proms in London, at the Bath, Swansea, King’s Lynn, Cheltenham festivals and Händel-Festspiele Göttingen; she also regularly appears in French festivals such as La Chaise-Dieu, Radio France Montpellier, Besançon, Bordeaux, Dijon, La Grange de Meslay, La Folle Journée de Nantes, La Roque d’Anthéron where she performed, among others, the complete piano sonatas by Mozart over six recitals broadcasted live by France Musique, confirming her deep affinity for the Mozartian world. In the 1980s, Anne Queffélec has participated in the recording of the soundtrack for the film of Amadeus, under the baton of Sir Neville Marriner. On stage and in recordings as well, Anne Queffélec displays an eclectic repertoire. This is reflected by a variegated discography: she has more than forty records to her credit, dedicated to Scarlatti, Schubert, Liszt, Chopin, Bach, Debussy, Fauré, Mendelssohn, Satie, including the complete works by Ravel, Dutilleux, Mozart, Beethoven, Haendel and Haydn. Those recordings were released by Erato, Virgin Classics and Mirare respectively.

Among her more recent releases features the album « Satie & Compagnie » (Mirare – 2013) which was awarded the “Diapason d’Or” of the year. Next come a double CD entitled “Ravel, Debussy, Fauré” (Erato – 2014), “Ombre et Lumière” (“Light and Shade”) dedicated to Domenico Scarlatti (Mirare – 2015), both receiving the “Diapason d’Or” award, including “Entrez dans la danse” (“Join in the dance”) (Mirare – 2017). In 2016 the BBC Magazine celebrated Anne Queffélec by releasing several live recordings and the Diapason magazine picked her version of Ravel’s Concerto in g major to feature it in the section “Les Indispensables”. In January 2019, Warner/Erato released a 21-CDs series dedicated to works recorded by Anne Queffélec for this label.
“Anne Queffélec: the discovery of a true self” Münchener Zeitung