An Evening In With…Jean Paul Gasparian

Hastings International Piano presents a series of online short concerts.

7pm, Friday, July 3rd, 2020
Facebook Live Stream

In these times when the livelihood of our musicians is at risk, we are launching this series to support the careers of our prizewinners and will be paying them a performance fee.

The concerts are free to view, but viewers will be able to make a voluntary donation to Hastings International Piano Engagement Fund, HERE or choose to join as a Friend HERE.

Join us on Friday 3rd July for An Evening In With… the 2013 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition prizewinner Jean Paul Gasparian.

Chopin- Mazurkas op.30 no.1 and 2
Rachmaninoff- Prelude op.23 no.4
Scriabin- Fantasy op.28

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In 2019 Jean-Paul Gasparian released an All-Chopin solo CD for the Évidence Classics label, which has been enthusiastically welcomed in France and abroad. In 2018 he released his first solo CD, dedicated to Russian Music and unanimously praised by critics. In February 2020 he received the Thierry Scherz Prize for the best recital performance at the Gstaad Festival (Switzerland) which will offer him the recording of a CD with orchestra with the Claves label.

Jean-Paul is the winner of the Bremen European Competition 2014 and has been a laureate at many other competitions including the José Iturbi Competition 2015 (4th prize and special prize for contemporary music), the Lyon International Competition 2013 (3rd prize), the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition 2013 (3rd prize), the Tel-Hai Concerto Competition 2012, semi-finalist of the Geza Anda Competition in 2015 and the Rubinstein Competition 2017. He is also the piano Laureate of the Cziffra Foundation Prize 2015.
Jean Paul also won the 1st Philosophy Prize at the Concours Général des Lycéens de France (French national contest) in 2013.

Jean-Paul Gasparian has played with many Orchestras such as the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, Bremer Philharmoniker, Robert-Schumann Philharmonie, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Musikkolegium Winterthur, Serbian Radio-Television Orchestra, Montenegro Symphonic Orchestra, Murcia Symphonic Orchestra, Valencia Symphonic Orchestra, Orchestre de chambre Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen, Orchestre de Normandie, Orchestre Symphonique de Caen, performing Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Gershwin concertos.

Jean-Paul has given recitals at many acclaimed festivals including the Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron, Nohant Festival Chopin, Piano aux Jacobins, Flâneries de Reims (broadcasted live on, Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, Festival Radio-France de Montpellier, Festival de Menton, Kissinger Sommer Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, and has played in venues such as the Salzburg Mozarteum, Bremen’s Die Glocke, Belgrade’s Kolarac, Tonhalle Zürich, Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle, the Salle Flagey in Brussels, the Salle Molière in Lyon, the Auditorium de l’Opéra de Bordeaux, the Louis Vuitton Foundation (broadcasted live on Radio Classique), the Maison de la Radio, the Salle Cortot and Salle Gaveau in Paris.

His Schumann Second Sonata Live in Nohant 2015 has been released together with Aldo Cicccolini’s last recital, as the first album of the Nohant Festival Archives. The Classica Magazine has ranked Jean-Paul as “10 most promising young pianists of his generation.”

Born in Paris in 1995, Jean-Paul Gasparian studied at Paris National Conservatoire with Olivier Gardon, Jacques Rouvier, Michel Beroff, Laurent Cabasso, Claire Désert and Michel Dalberto. Jean-Paul has been member of international piano masterclasses with Elisso Virsaladze and Tatiana Zelikman, selected for the Verbier Academy 2014, and Prize Winner of the Salzburg Academy 2010. In 2018, he graduated from the Royal College of Music in London (Artist Diploma), where he studied with Professor Vanessa Latarche.