Described by the press as the “perfect example of a thinking musician” (Die Welt),  winner of the prestigious German Echo Klassik Prize for the recording of his Bach performances, French pianist David Fray stands out today as one of the most original classical music players, who continues to thrill audiences worldwide as a soloist and recitalist.

Sharing the stage with such renowned conductors as Marin Alsop, Semyon Bychkov, Christoph Eschenbach, Asher Fisch, Daniele Gatti, Paavo Järvi , Kurt Masur, Riccardo Muti, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Jaap van Zweden, David Fray has performed together with European and American orchestras.

This season, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées presents a Bach cycle with David Fray performing the concerti for two, three and four pianos, Sonatas with Renaud Capuçon and Goldberg Variations.  Mr. Fray returns to North America with the Chicago Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Dallas Symphony and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. He gives recitals in Amsterdam, Budapest, Dresden, Milan, Istanbul and tours South Korea and Russia. He partners again with the violinist Renaud Capuçon for a series of duo recitals throughout Europe. Orchestral collaborations include the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Symphony and play-directing the Casa da Musica Orchestra in Porto. In recent seasons, Mr. Fray toured Asia with the Dresden Philharmonic and Michael Sanderling, debuted with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and in recital at the Prague Spring Festival.

The French pianist records exclusively for Erato/Warner Classics. His discography features performances of Frédéric Chopin, Franz Schubert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach and Pierre Boulez.


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