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Les Dimanches Musicaux: Pianist Dr. Matthew Odell


Sunday, March 3 at 3pm Dr. Matthew Odell - piano Works by Messiaen, Schumann and Chopin.

The New Hampshire-born pianist Matthew Odell has won acclaim for performances of a wide range of repertoire as a solo recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician. He has been hailed as “excellent” by the New York Times and “brilliant . . . playing with total commitment and real abandon” by Gramophone. His performances have taken him to Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Deeply committed to strengthening the ties between today’s composers and audiences, Mr. Odell frequently premieres works written for him and has worked with many prominent composers, including Pierre Boulez, John Corigliano, Ned Rorem, Mark Adamo, Michel Merlet, and Robert Aldridge. Mr. Odell’s affinity for the music of Olivier Messiaen has been seen in a recital series of his complete solo piano music, a performance of Visions de l’Amen with pianist Peter Hill, and an upcoming recording project on Albany Records of the music of Messiaen his students.

Mr. Odell is a founding member of the Hampton Trio and the Acacia Trio. His special love of the art song repertoire has resulted in many recitals with singers from around the world, including British bass-baritone John Shirley-Quirk. He served for five years on the coaching faculty of the Académie internationale d’été de Nice in France. Mr. Odell received his doctoral degree from The Juilliard School, and in addition to teaching at Juilliard, he frequently presents workshops, master classes, and lectures at professional conferences and universities throughout the USA and Europe.

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“Les Dimanches Musicaux”, a series of free concerts organised by the Cathedral's musical association Les Arts George V, take place at the Cathedral on most Sundays throughout the year from September to November and from January to June. Concerts begin at 15H00 and last for approximately 50 minutes. Entry is free but donations are strongly encouraged! Read more on the LAGV website