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Piano Concertos Op. 21 & 11

Chopin, Frederic

Pianokonsert 1 & 2

Park, Soo / Dupouy, Mathieu

3770002538067 | LH 11 | 1CD
The two piano concertos were written before Chopin was twenty and still bear witness to his adolescent ambition to measure himself on stage against the greatest virtuosi of the day. In the end, Chopin did not give more than two dozen public concerts in his entire life and most of these were performances of these two concertos, beginning with their first performances in 1830. However, after 1835, Chopin never again performed with an orchestra. At the same time, we know that Chopin set his pupils his concertos to work on. On these occasions Chopin generally played the accompaniment on his beloved Pleyel pianino, a little upright instrument, while student was to play on the grand pianoforte.

Soo PARK was born in Seoul (Korea). She studied piano in France with Catherine Collard and Pierre Reach, and fortepiano with Patrick Cohen in the CNSM de Paris. She was awarded premier prix of fortepiano by the unanimous decision of the jury, before going on to study in post graduate programm with Christophe Coin. She was laureate of the 1998 Early Music Competition of Brugge.
Soo PARK lives in France. She has played with Ensemble Philidor, Véronique Dietschy, Ensemble XVIII-21 and Trio "Wohin ?". Her last recording for Label-Hérisson, Beethoven's Sonatas "Tempest, Waldstein and Appassionata", has been awarded ffff by the french magazine Telerama.

Mathieu DUPOUY studied with Christophe Rousset in the CNSM de Paris, where he was awarded premiers prix in harpsichord and basso continuo by the unanimous decision of the jury, before going on to study in cycle de perfectionnement with Pierre Hantaï and Christophe Coin. He has devoted himself to the harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano. He plays with Les Musiciens du Louvre, Le Concert d'Astrée, Les Dissonances and David Grimal, XVIII-21, Elyma... His recordings of CPE Bach's "Pensées nocturnes" for clavichord, and "Scarlatti, Sonates" on a 1710 tiorbino-harpsichord, have both been awarded ffff of of the french magazine Telerama, and Supersonic from Pizzicato (Luxembourg).