Jean-Efflam Bavouzet first came to Potton Hall in 2005 to embark on recording his Debussy series for the Chandos label. He fell in love with Potton Hall and we instantly fell in love with him! The Debussy CDs received such rave reviews that they have already become iconic in the recording world and Jean-Efflam now has two recording projects on the go at Potton Hall for Chandos: the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven and those of Haydn.
Jean-Efflam also shares a passion for trains with our son Rupert, and they have spent many happy hours creating ever-more complex railway tracks in our conservatory! Jean-Efflam is also a firm favourite of our daughter Kitty-May, who met him when she was two years old. They have been inseparable ever since! It’s a joy for us to count Jean-Efflam as a close friend – he really does light up Potton Hall with his inspirational presence when he’s here.
Jean-Efflam’s recital on September 27th will be the only time he is playing this programme in the UK this year/season and will include the ever-popular Pathétique as well as the two sonatas Op.14 and one of the grandest of Beethoven’s early sonatas, the E flat, Op.7. In the preceding month to his Potton Hall concert, Jean-Efflam will be performing in the BBC Proms 2010 season together with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Tickets are priced at £15 and they’re best purchased online, or by ringing the box office at 01728 648 265. They will soon be at local retailers.
Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, Op. 7
Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14, No. 1
Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14, No. 2
Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (Pathétique)