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Jean-Paul Gasparian

“His playing is clear and precise, full of nuances and contrasts. The virtuosity that he develops from one end of the piece to the other is breath-taking. The young pianist is in dialogue and plays with the orchestra […]. Listening to this version of Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2, time stands still. Jean-Paul Gasparian’s interpretation draws all your attention to it and whisks you away to another world.”

Jean-Paul Gasparian, born in Paris in 1995, won 2nd prize (when the 1st prize is not awarded) at the 2014 Bremen European Piano Competition and has won prizes in many other competitions including the 2013 Lyon International Piano Competition and the 2013 Hastings International Concerto Competition; he was also a semi-finalist in the Geza Anda Competition in 2015. He won the Cziffra Foundation Prize Piano Prize in 2015 and the l’Or du Rhin Foundation Prize in 2016. In 2020 he was a finalist at Victoires de la Musique France. In 2013, he also received the 1st prize at the Concours Général des Lycéens de France (French national competition).

In 2019 he won the Prix Therry Scherz at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, which enabled him to record Babadjanian’s Heroic Ballad and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Bern Symphony Orchestra, which was released by claves in spring 2022. The recording received excellent reviews from the press.

At a young age he already brings a wide-ranging repertoire to the stage, including works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Gershwin. Gasparian performs with orchestras such as the Orchestre National d’ Île-de-France, the Bremen Philharmonic, the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Orchestre de l ‘Opéra de Rouen, the Orchestre de Normandie and the Valencia Symphonic Orchestra. In 2022 Gasparian made his debut with Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France under Ilyich Rivas at the Paris Philharmonie. In the 2022/2023 season, he brings unusual repertoire to the stage: with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France he plays Howard Shore’s (known for Lord of the Rings) Ruin and Memory, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra as well as Scriabin’s Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra.

Gasparian has appeared as guest at major festivals, including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, La Roque d’Anthéron, Nohant Festival Chopin, Montpellier-Festival, Piano aux Jacobins Toulouse, Festival Chopin de Bagatelle, Lisztomanias, and Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo. In summer 2020, he performed selected Beethoven sonatas as part of the Festival Intégrales des Sonates de Beethoven by Radio France. He has given performances in venues such as the Salzburg Mozarteum, Tonhalle Zürich, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Glocke Bremen, Belgrade Kolarac, the Museum of Modern Art in Tel-Aviv, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, the Maison de la Radio, the Salle Cortot and the Salle Gaveau in Paris.

The Classica magazine has ranked Jean-Paul Gasparian among the ten most promising young pianists of his generation. His debut CD with a Russian program around Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Prokofiev was released in February 2018 on Évidence Classics and has received rave reviews. With his second solo album, released in 2019 and dedicated to the works of Chopin, as well as his third record with works by Rachmaninov, he yet again proves that he is a musical talent that you absolutely must keep an eye on.

Gasparian studied at the Conservatoire National de Paris under Olivier Gardon, Jacques Rouvier, Michel Beroff, Laurent Cabasso, Claire Désert and Michel Dalberto. He took part in international piano master classes with Pavel Gililov, Elisso Virsaladze and Tatiana Zelikman. In June 2018 he completed his artist diploma with Prof. Vanessa Latarche at the Royal College of Music in London.

Since September 2016, Gasparian is artist-in-residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation, together with Shuichi Okada and Gauthier Broutin, with whom he founded the Cantor Trio. He is supported by the Safran Foundation for Music and is a Steinway Artist.

Season 2022/2023 | Photo: Bernard Martinez | Quote: crescendo magazin, May 6 2022.
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Jean-Paul Gasparian: Recitals in Northern Germany

27 January 2023

This weekend, Jean-Paul Gasparian has a tight schedule with two recitals in Northern Germany back to back: After a Saturday evening concert in Wilhelmshavn he will travel directly […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian and the Nürnberger Symphoniker

6 November 2022

Young Frenchman Jean-Paul Gasparian will play Skriabin’s Piano Concerto F-sharp minor op. 20 this Sunday. Together with the Nürnberger Symphoniker and principal conductor Jonathan Darlington he will present […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian’s Recitals in Germany

23 September 2022

Jean-Paul Gasparian is travelling to Germany from his home country France this weekend to play several recitals in beautiful Baden-Württemberg. In Stuttgart as well as in Nürtingen he […] more ...

Rare Piano Music with Jean-Paul Gasparian

12 August 2022

Tonight, Jean-Paul Gasparian will be a guest at the “Rarities of Piano Music” festival in beautiful Husum in Schleswig-Holstein. In keeping with the name of the event, he […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian from orchestra concert to recital

12 May 2022

On May 13th, Jean-Paul Gasparian will make his debut at the Philharmonie de Paris.  Together with the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, he will perform Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian’s new album “Rachmaninoff”

20 January 2022

Today Jean Paul Gasparian’s third album will be released. As well as with his first record, the French pianist put a focus on a composer he has admired […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

24 June 2021

As part of the “Young Elite” of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Jean-Paul Gasparian will be giving two recitals tomorrow night. In the church in Nossentin he will present a […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian at Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad

9 February 2021

Jean-Paul Gasparian has played a Streaming-Concert at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad together with violinist Bomsori Kim. Gasparian is last year’s laureat of the Prix Therry Scherz and […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian at Heidelberger Frühling

12 October 2020

Jean-Paul Gasparian will replace Adam Laloum, who cannnot travel due to corona-restrictions, at the Heidelberger Frühling at short notice. With a program of Chopin, Skrajbin, Rachmaninow and Brahms […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian awarded Prix Thierry Scherz in Gstaad

13 February 2020

Jean-Paul Gasparian already received Renaud Capucon’s call on Sunday but now it is finally official: Jean-Paul Gasparian is this year’s winner of the Prix Thierry Scherz at Sommets […] more ...

Pablo Barragán in Budapest, Barcelona and at BASF

12 February 2020

This week Pablo Barragán will go to Budapest, Barcelona and Ludwigshafen to play several concerts. Together with Kian Soltani and Juan Pérez Floristán he will present different programs […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian: From Switzerland to the Baltic Sea

3 February 2020

Jean-Paul Gasparian will be giving concerts in very different surroundings this week: Tuesday he will perform in the Swiss Mountains at Sommets Musicaux des Gstaad. His program will […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie

16 December 2019

On Wednesday, 18th of October the young and very talented pianist Jean-Paul Gasparian is going to perform a Christmas concert together with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie under musical direction […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian’s busy festival summer

12 July 2019

The busy festival summer has already started for Jean-Paul Gasparian! After successul recitals at Les Musicales de Redon and at the Lansdowne Club London, tomorrow he will be […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian with recitals in Paris and London

15 May 2019

On May 17th Jean-Paul Gasparian will release his second CD including Chopin’s Ballades, Polonaises, Valses and Nocturnes. That night, he will present parts of that recording in his […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian at Tonhalle Zürich

5 April 2019

On April 8th Jean-Paul Gasparian will play a beautiful recital program around Debussy, Chopin and Rachmaninov at Tonhalle Zürich’s Série Jeunes. April 8th 2019  Tonhalle Zürich   more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian with Recitals in Hanover and Berlin

11 January 2019

Jean-Paul Gasparian can be heard at 2 recitals in Germany. On January 14th at the Lunchtime Concerts of the Sparkassenstiftung Hanover and on January 17th in the Piano […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian at the Festival de Radio France et Montpellier

26 July 2018

Jean-Paul Gasparian can be heard this year with two recitals at this established and much visited summer festival in Montpellier. On the 26th and 27th of July, he […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian at Kissinger Summer

25 June 2018

The Kissinger KlavierOlymp is an international piano competition that annually offers six young talents the opportunity to present themselves to the experienced Kissinger audience in recitals and concerts. […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian with recitals in London

8 May 2018

Jean-Paul Gasparian will appear in London three times in the coming weeks and audiences can look forward to his outstanding and varied interpretations! On May 9th, he plays […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian plays Recital in Neuss

7 March 2018

On March 7th, Jean-Paul Gasparian will give a piano recital in Neuss as part of the Zeughauskonzerte, filling in for Till Fellner. In his native France, Jean-Paul Gasparian […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian’s debut CD released today!

9 February 2018

We are very pleased to announce that Jean-Paul Gasparian’s debut CD will be released on the Évidence label (Pias Distribution) today! The young pianist presents a Russian program […] more ...

Welcome Jean-Paul Gasparian!

20 November 2017

The young French pianist Jean-Paul Gasparian joins our artist roster! At the age of twenty-two he already boasts a remarkable resumé: In addition to numerous awards such as 1st […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian and Stathis Karapanos

25 January 2023

Jean-Paul Gasparian | Klavier Stathis Karapanos | Flöte   Programm Handel Flute Sonata in B minor [14′] Craig Urquhart Lamentation, Pastoral [10′] Poulenc Sonata for Flute and Piano […] more ...

Jean-Paul Gasparian – Recital programs 2023/24

24 October 2021

Jean-Paul Gasparian | Piano     With suspenseful melodic arcs, he makes the grand piano sing, bathing the listener in wonderful sound. The quit passages are sonically savored […] more ...

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Heroic Ballad

Concerto No. 5 BWV 1056 in F minor

Concerto No. 1 in C major op. 15
Concerto No. 3 in C minor op. 37
Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major op. 73

Concerto No. 1 in D minor op. 15

Concerto No. 1 in E minor op. 11
Concerto No. 2 in F minor op. 21

Rhapsody in Blue

Concerto in A minor op. 16

Concerto in D-flat major op. 38

Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major
Concerto No. 2 in A major
Wanderer – Fantasy, after Schubert

F. Mendelssohn
Concerto No. 1 in G minor op. 25

Concerto No. 14 in E-flat major K 449
Concerto No. 20 in D minor K 466
Concerto No. 23 in A major K 488
Concerto No. 24 in C minor K491
Concerto No. 25 in C major K 503

Concerto No. 3 in C major op. 26

Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor op. 1
Concerto No. 2 in C minor op. 18
Paganini Variations

Concerto in G major

Concerto No. 2 in G minor op. 22

H. Shore
Ruin and Memory

Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor op. 23

Rachmaninoff & Babadjanian
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op. 18
Babadjanian: Heroic Ballad
Claves Records CD 3004 (2022)

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, op. 36
10 Preludes, op. 23
13 Preludes, op. 32
Moments musicaux, op. 16
14 Romances, op. 34
Evidence classics EVCD085 (2022)

Ballad No. 1 in G minor, op. 23
Ballad No. 2 in F major, op. 38
Ballad No. 3 in A-flat major, op. 47
Ballad No. 4 in F minor, op. 52
Nocturne in C minor, op. 48 No. 1
Valse in E minor, op. posth.
Grande Valse brillante in F major, op. 34 No. 3
Nocturne in D-flat major, op. 27 No. 2
Polonaise Herioïque in A-flat major, op. 53
Polonaise-Fantaise in A-flat major, op. 61
Évidence classics EVCD059 (2019)

Rachmaninoff – Scriabin – Prokofiev
Rachmaninoff: Etudes-Tableaux, op. 39
Scriabin: Piano sonata No. 2, op. 19
               3 Etudes, op. 65
Prokofiev: Piano sonata No. 2 in D minor, op. 14
Évidence classics EVCD048 (2018)

Archives of the Nohant Festival Vol. 1

Dedicated to Aldo Ciccolini’s last recital, the CD released in December 2016, also includes extracts from the concerts of young pianists who took part in the festival.
There, Jean Paul offers a live representation of Schumann’s sonata in G minor.

Winner of the European Contest of Bremen 2014
Debussy: 7 preludes, book 2
Liszt: Sonata in B-flat minor
(2014 – CD produced at Radio Bremen)

Jean-Paul Gasparian – Berner Symphonieorchester: Babadjanian: Heroic Ballad

Jean-Paul Gasparian – Rachmaninov: Prélude No. 4 op. 23

Jean-Paul Gasparian – Rachmaninov: Moments musicaux No. 4

Jean-Paul Gasparian – Mendelssohns Piano concerto No. 1

Jean-Paul Gasparian – Chopin Polonaise No. 6 op. 53, Héroïque

Jean-Paul Gasparian – Beethoven Piano sonata No. 21 op. 53, “Waldenstein”

Jean-Paul Gasparian – Beethoven Piano sonata No. 30 op. 109

Jean-Paul Gasparian: Flash Quiz

Jean-Paul Gasparian – CD Trailer: Chopin (Evidence Classics)

Jean-Paul Gasparian – CD Trailer: Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Prokofiev (Evidence Classics)

Jean-Paul Gasparian – Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Daniel Smith et l’ONDIF

Jean-Paul Gasparian – Piano New Talents

Jean-Paul Gasparian Mozart Concerto Tonhalle Zürich

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