Paul-André Bempéchat performs the last three piano sonatas of Franz Schubert in a lecture recital.
Paul-André Bempéchat has been called “a striking anomaly among pianists.” Based at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies since 2002, he is a graduate of The Juilliard School, the Sorbonne, and Boston University. As historian and as polyglot, Bempéchat serves as a rare bridge between scholars and performers. His recent biography of the Breton impressionist, Jean Cras, Jean Cras, Polymath of Music and Letters (Ashgate, 2009), is the founding study of this eclectic composer, and continues to receive universal praise from both communities for its renaissance of this heroic figure. An acclaimed interpreter of the Viennese masters, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, Paul-André Bempéchat continues to perform, lecture, and hold masterclasses at prestigious venues, including the Wiener Festwochen, Husum’s Festival Klavier-Raritäten, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Boston’s Jordan Hall, Geneva’s Salle Ernest-Ansermet, Uppsala University, and Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy.