Angela Hewitt, piano

One of the world's leading pianists, Angela Hewitt appears in recital and with major orchestras throughout
Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Asia. Her performances and recordings have singled her out as a
foremost interpreter of the music of Bach in our time.
Born into a musical family, Angela Hewitt began her piano studies aged three, performed in public at four,
and a year later won her first scholarship. She went on to study with French pianist Jean-Paul Sévilla
at the University of Ottawa and later in Paris. Her international career was launched when she won the
1985 Toronto International Bach Piano Competition. The jury on that occasion included Olivier Messiaen
and Yvonne Loriod.

Since then she has circled the globe performing a vast repertoire that ranges from Couperin to works
especially written for her. Apart from the Baroque masters, her discography shows her love and mastery
of French composers including Chabrier, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, and a solo album of Messiaen. Having
recorded all the major keyboard works of Bach, including The Art of Fugue, she is now in the midst of
a Beethoven Sonata cycle. Her concerto recordings, in partnership with Hannu Lintu, include discs of
Mozart and Schumann.

Communication with her audience is important to her, and has resulted in a huge fan base throughout
the world. Her masterclasses, writings on music, and her DVD "Bach Performance on the Piano" have
allowed her to communicate even more directly with her public. For "Angela Hewitt's Bach Book" she
commissioned six composers from around the world to write pieces inspired by Bach, and also included
a few of her own arrangements. In the 2007-2008 season she undertook a mammoth Bach World Tour,
performing the complete Well-Tempered Clavier from memory in 26 countries on six continents in some
110 performances.

Angela Hewitt was named ‘Artist of the Year' at the 2006 Gramophone Awards. She was made an Officer
of the Order of Canada in 2000 and was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006. She lives in
London but also has homes in Canada and in Italy, where she is Artistic Director of the Trasimeno Music

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Turangalîla Symphonie

Angela Hewitt, piano
Valérie Hartmann-Claverie, ondes Martenot
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hannu Lintu, conductor
ODE 1251-5

Released 05/2014

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