Emmanuel Despax


Emmanuel Despax is a rising star on the UK and international piano scene, who has performed at the Wigmore and Cadogan Halls in London, the Salle Gaveau and Louvre Auditorium in Paris, and with orchestras including the CBSO.

His debut concerto recording, with the Orpheus Sinfonia under Thomas Carroll, features the premiere recording of Stephen Goss’s Piano Concerto, inspired by the designs of Thomas Heatherwick (the work’s premiere performance was the first classical concert in which audiences were invited to bring their ipads and tablets, to watch an interactive display designed to accompany the music). The work is accompanied by two similarly expressive and characterful works, Saint-Saëns’ ever-popular Piano Concerto No.2 and Franck’s Variations symphoniques.

Emmanuel Despax is a formidable talent, fleet of finger, elegant of phrase and a true keyboard colourist…a noteworthy achievement – Gramophone

Despax displays fine power and urgency with some brilliant piano playing…brings just the right combination of charm, brilliance and depth to the playing – Planet Hugill




Emmanuel Despax piano

Orpheus Sinfonia

Thomas Carroll

RELEASE DATE:25/11/2013
BARCODE: 635212034927

Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op. 22

Camille Saint-Saens

1. I. Andante sostenuto

2. II. Allegro scherzando

3. III. Presto

Piano Concerto

Stephen Goss

4. I. Fanfare

5. II. Moto Perpetuo

6. III. Adagio

7. IV. Finale

8. Variations Symphoniques Cesar Franck

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