About

A "wanderer between worlds" (Lucerne Festival), Swiss-born American pianist Gilles Vonsattel is an artist of extraordinary versatility and originality. Comfortable with and seeking out an enormous range of repertoire, Vonsattel displays a musical curiosity and sense of adventure that has gained him many admirers.

Posted: Oct-31-2016
Latest News

Vonsattel was chosen as the recipient of the 2016 Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award by Bay Chamber Concerts in Maine.  The recipient is chosen based on anonymous nominations and must be a pianist under the age of 40 who has become influential in the world of chamber music.  Of Vonsattel, Artist Director Manuel Bagorro said, "Gilles has a rare combination of gifts. This includes a wonderful technique and superb musicianship, of course. But it also includes that rare ability to show unique musical personality while at the same time supporting and encouraging the voices of others in a chamber music ensemble. We are thrilled to present Gilles on our Summer 2016 concert series.”  

Posted: Jan-13-2016
Latest Recording

This recital album is Swiss-born American pianist Gilles Vonsattel’s second studio recording on the Honens label. The 2009 Honens Laureate built the recording around George Benjamin’s ‘Shadowlines’—the composer’s 2001 large scale work for piano. The album also includes works by Debussy, Messiaen, Scarlatti and Webern.

Posted: Oct-9-2015
Latest Acclaim

"Vonsattel has a buoyant, natural musicality that lends itself nicely to this concerto, which mixes the spontaneous with the precise, relaxed humor with mechanical complexity. Smirnoff and Vonsattel made an effective team."

— Hartford Courant
Posted: Jan-21-2017
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Posted: Dec-15-2015