Friday, 12/08/2022
4:30 p.m.: Piano recital

Jean-Paul Gasparian


Complete Programme


Alexander Skrjabin
(1872 - 1915)
Deux morceaux op.51 (1908)
Caresse dansée

Feuillet d'album op.45 Nr.1 (1904)

Prélude op.37 Nr.1 (1903)

Sonate Nr.3 op.23 (1897)
Presto con fuoco
Arno Babadjanian
(1921 - 1983)
Prélude (1938)

Vagharshapat Dance (1943)

Impromptu (1944)

Capriccio (1951)

Polyphonische Sonate (1946)

 Foto: Jean-Baptiste Millot

Jean-Paul Gasparian, born in Paris in 1995, studied at the National Conservatoire in Paris with Olivier Gardon, Jacques Rouvier, Michel Beroff, Laurent Cabasso, Claire Désert and Michel Dalberto. Gasparian has taken part in international piano masterclasses with Pavel Gililov, Elisso Virsaladze and Tatiana Zelikman, was selected for the Verbier Academy 2014, and is Prize Winner of the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum in Salzburg 2010. In June 2018, he completed his Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music in London, with Prof. Vanessa Latarche.
In 2019, he won the Prix Therry Scherz at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, allowing him the opportunity to record a CD with the Berner Symphonieorchester, to be released on the claves label.
He is also the Second Prize winner (First Prize was not awarded) of the Bremen European Competition 2014 and has won many prizes at other competitions. Jean-Paul Gasparian has appeared with orchestras such as the Orchester National d’Ile-de-France, the Bremen Philharmonic, the Musikkollegium Winterthur, and the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen.
The Classica magazine has ranked Jean-Paul Gasparian among the ten most promising young pianists of his generation. Both the Pianiste and Piano News magazines have dedicated detailed portraits of him. His debut CD with a Russian program around Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Prokofiev was released in February 2018 on Évidence Classics and has received rave reviews for the young Frenchman. For his second solo album, released in 2019 and dedicated to the works of Chopin, he yet again proves that he is a musical talent that you absolutely must keep an eye on.
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.