Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Pierre-Laurent Aimard disc wins prestigious French award

15 February 2011

Pierre-Laurent Aimard's CD of Ravel’s piano music, recorded for Deutsche Grammophon with The Cleveland Orchestra and Pierre Boulez, has been named “Best Recording of the Year” at Les Victoires de la Musique Classique. The awards ceremony, held in Nantes, is amongst France’s most prestigious music prizes, where awards are selected by an extensive jury comprising representatives from all areas of professional music as well as members of the public.

Aimard's playing on this album has been widely acclaimed, with Gramophone magazine writing "The Left Hand Concerto is a triumph", whilst his performance of the solo set of Miroirs prompted the description of Une Barque Sur L'ocean "one can almost see the bow wave of the 'barque' as it skims along 'sur l'ocean.'"