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Piano with Alan Gampel

About the Artist

Alan Gampel is a virtuoso pianist living in Paris. France.

Born into an artistic family that includes the legendary harpsichordist Wanda Landowska, made his debut playing Beethoven variations at the age of seven at the Hollywood Bowl. He was honored with The Special Award in the Arts from UNICEF at age eight and with the Presidential Scholars Award at the White House at age sixteen. After graduating from Stanford University and completing a graduate degree at the University of Southern California, he moved to Paris. Auditions for eminent musicians including Sir Georg Solti, Sir Yehudi Menuhin and Daniel Barenboim led to studies and performances throughout Europe.

In 1995, Gampel received the coveted Chopin Prize at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Israel. Among his other awards, he received a top prize at the Naumburg International Piano Competition in New York and was unanimously awarded the Special Mozart Bicentenary Prize at the Dublin International Piano Competition.

Gampel’s performances include engagements with the Chicago Symphony OrchestraAmerican Symphony OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic OrchestraOrchestre de ParisEnsemble Orchestrale de ParisIrish National Orchestra, and Czech Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared in recital in the United States at the Lincoln Center and The Kennedy Center, at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, in New York’s Frick Collection Series and Mostly Mozart Festival; in London at Wigmore Hall, in Paris at the Theatre du ChateletTheatre des Champs ElyseesAuditorium du Louvre, Auditorium du Louvre, and Musee d’Orsay, in Rome at the Teatro Ghione, and in Istanbul on the International Pianist Series.

During the 2000 season, Alan gave an extensive international recital tour celebrating Chopin’s 150th anniversary. He incorporated numerous informal appearances at public schools in conjunction with this tour. Over the years his passion for introducing classical music to young people has led him to make these voluntary children’s concerts a staple of his tours. He recently created the joy2learn Foundation bringing arts into classrooms across America.


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