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PHILIPPE ENTREMONT - PIANIST

Autographed and inscribed 8” x 10” photograph of the French concert pianist and conductor to Indiana University Music School auditorium Manager, Larry Davis, April 19, 1971.  Here he looks down, obviously at the keyboard.

Entremont (1934-    ) grew up in a family of professional musicians and was a pupil of Marguerite Long at the Paris Conservatoire.  He won a first in Solfčge at twelve, chamber performance at fourteen and piano at fifteen. His first competition in 1951, the pianist came in fifth place at the Queen Elizabeth competition.  In January 1953, Entremont was given the opportunity to make an American tour, his debut was with the National Orchestra Association in New York.  The same year, Entremont shared second prize with the Russian pianist Evgeny Malinin in the Long-Thibaud competition.  No first prize was awarded. In 1954, Long organized a concert of Villa Lobos music at the Salle Gaveau and her star pupil, Entremont played a portion of “Cirandas”.  For the next twenty two years, Entremont played as a concert virtuoso around the world.  His recording with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic of the Rachmaninov 2nd piano concerto is considered to be one of the great recorded performances of the work. 

In the late 1960’s Entremont began to conduct small orchestras.  By 1976 he was appointed Music Director of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, his first of many appointments and one he would hold until 1991.  In 1980 he was appointed Musical Advisor and Principal Conductor of the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra.  He was appointed Music Director a year later and held that position until 1986.  The pianist took them on a European tour in 1982.  When the position of Music Director came open with the Denver Symphony Orchestra in 1987 he accepted the designate position for a year and assumed the position in 1988.  There was talk at one time of his leading the Concerts Colonne, but that did not come to pass. He has held Music Directorships, or Principal Conductor positions with The Israel Chamber Orchestra, The Israel Festival Orchestra, The Boca Raton Philharmonic and The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. He was also Principal Guest Conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra and is now Lifetime Laureate Conductor of the orchestra.  He also has conducted many of the great orchestras of the world, sometimes from the piano.  He performed a Beethoven piano concerto last year at the age of eight-five whilst conducting the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra.

Excellent youthful image at the age of 37!