VIDEO. The Tarnais Bertrand Chamayou crowned at the 30th Victories of Classical Music

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The pianist from Tarn with a vast repertoire won a Victory for Classical Music on Wednesday evening, becoming the most awarded French performer since the creation of the ceremony in 1993.

“It is an immense happiness after the four Victories already received”, confirmed, barely elected, Bertrand Chamayou, when he became, Wednesday evening, instrumental soloist of the year.

The French pianist was crowned, by the hands of the writer Yann Queffélec, by the entire profession and the French classical milieu, after a little more than 25 minutes of ceremony and after a virtuoso rereading of the toccata of the Tomb of Couperin by Ravel. In his category, Bertrand Chamayou was named alongside the talented Lucile Boulanger on the viol and Nemanja Radulovic on the violin.

Beyond crowning his undeniable talent, this victory is also a real reward for the pink city… and the red city. Because although born in Toulouse where his father practiced as a doctor, his family comes from the Albigensian. A street in Albi even bears the name of his great-grandfather, the famous resistance fighter Germain Laur.

An extraordinary talent

Despite his impressive stature and a last album, “Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus”, dedicated to an unknown monument of Olivier Messiaen, Bertrand Chamayou has remained faithful to the Tarn and to the Cordais classical music festival which saw his dimension blossom. international. He was associated pianist at the festival in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Pianist Bertrand Chamayou was nominated in two categories at the 30th Victories for Classical Music ceremony: instrumentalist and recording.