Alexandre Tharaud's career has been well documented in a series of releases from the
Virgin Classics and harmonia mundi labels. His just-released CD Le boeuf sur le
toit follows last year's collection of Scarlatti's sonatas. He has also made a
series of successful and award-winning recordings of works by Rameau, Ravel, Bach,
Couperin, and Satie, in addition to several CDs dedicated to the works of Chopin.
Mr. Tharaud has performed worldwide at venues that include Brussels's Palais des
Beaux-Arts, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Paris's Théâtre du Châtelet and Théâtre des
Champs-Élysées, Kultur-Casino Bern (Meisterzyklus series), Köln Philharmonie, Philharmonie
Essen, Prague Rudolfinum, BBC Proms, London's Southbank Centre and Wigmore Hall, Seoul Arts
Center, Tokyo's Oji Hall, Taipei's National Concert Hall, Buenos Aires's Teatro Colón, and
on the Washington Performing Arts Society's Hayes Piano Series.
Mr. Tharaud has been invited to play with international orchestras in Germany, Canada,
Japan, Asia (Taiwan, Japan, and Singapore), Australia, and France under the batons of
Lionel Bringuier, Bernard Labadie, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Jean Fournet, Marc Minkowski,
Stéphane Denève, Claus Peter Flor, Stefan Blunier, and Georges Prêtre.
Mr. Tharaud's knowledge of French music extends beyond the main repertoire and includes
contemporary composers, such as Thierry Pécou and Gérard Pesson, whose concerto he
premieres in November 2012 with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, followed by another
performance of the work with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra the next month. He has
toured extensively in Europe with his programs Hommages à Rameau and Hommage à
Couperin, which feature works by old masters interwoven with tributes by contemporary
composers. May 2012 saw the premiere of Pianosong, a selection of contemporary
works composed after popular songs from the 1960s to the 1980s.