Piano Recitals at Théâtre des Champs Elysées

Piano Recitals Théâtre des Champs Elysées
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Until June 23, 2022

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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats


Classical concert
Recommended for all ages
No dialogue


1 hour 15 minutes 

No interruption 


Famous piano players such as Elisabeth Leonskaja, David Fray, Christian Zacharias and Valentina Lisitsa will meet on the stage of the legendary Théâtre des Champs-Élysées to immerse you into the world of classical music. You will hear masterpieces from well-known composers such as Mozart, Schubert, Rachmaninov and Beethoven.


The greatest pianists of our time will meet on the stage of the legendary Théâtre des Champs-Élysées to amaze spectators with their incredible interpretations of remarkable sonatas by Mozart, Berg, Brahms, Haydn, Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov. You will experience elegance and sensitivity of a classical music sound. Those recitals are perfect opportunity to spend an incredible Parisian evening.


Concert Program

Wednesday, October 6th at 8 p.m.

Igor Levit (piano)

Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004, Preludes and Fugues Op. 87 (extracts) by Shostakovich, Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101 by Beethoven and Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83 by Prokofiev.


Tuesday, October 12th at 8 p.m.

Simon Ghraichy (piano)

Piano Sonata in B minor by Liszt, Málaga, Jerez, Eritaña, extracts by Iberia, Vol. IV by Albéniz, Coloquio en la reja, El fandango de candil, extracts from Goyescas, Vol I by Granados.


Tuesday, November 9th at 8 p.m.

Nobuyuki Tsujii (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 14, Op. 27, No. 2 «Moonlight Sonata» by Beethoven, Paraphrase on Verdi’s Rigoletto, Consolation No. 3 and Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514 by Liszt, Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60, Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 58 by Chopin.


Sunday November 14th at 8 p.m.

Kit Armstrong (piano)

Ballades and virelais (transcriptions by Kit Armstrong) by Machaut, 3 Petrarch Sonnets, extracts from Années de pèlerinage by Liszt, Prelude No. 3 in G minor, Nocturne No. 6 in D flat, Barcarolle No. 12 in E flat major by Fauré, Sposalizio, Dante Sonata, extracts from Années de pèlerinage by Liszt.


Monday, December 6th at 8 p.m.

Kun-Woo Paik (piano) and friends Honggi Kim, Jinhyung Park and Dohyun Kim

Parade by Satie, Symphonie fantastique Op. 14 by Berlioz / Liszt 


Mardi 15 mars à 20h

Nikolaï Lugansky (piano)

Sonate n° 14 op. 27 n° 2 « Clair de lune » et Sonate n° 23 op. 57 « Appassionata » de Beethoven, Prélude, Aria et Final FWV 23 et Prélude, Choral et Fugue FWV 21 de Franck


Friday, January 14th 2022 at 8 p.m.

Jean-Philippe Collard (piano)

Barcarolles (extracts) by Fauré, Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35 by Chopin, Fantaisie in B minor, Op. 28, Prelude and nocturne for the Left Hand, Op. 9 No. 1, Etudes Op. 8 No. 11 and No. 12, Sonate No. 4 in F-sharp major Op. 30 by Scriabine


Wednesday, January 19th 2022 at 8 p.m.

Fazıl Say (piano)

Le Rappel des Oiseaux, Suite en la mineur by Rameau, Noctuelles, Oiseaux tristes, Une barque sur l’océan, Alborada del Gracioso, La Vallée des cloches, extras from Miroirs by Ravel, La Reine des Cœurs, La Bondissante, La Couperin, La Harpée, La Petite Pince-sans-rire, pieces from Book 4: 21st Ordre de Couperin, Prélude, Menuet, Clair de lune, Passepied, extracts from Suite Bergamasque de Debussy 


Wednesday, February 9th 2022 at 8 p.m.

Francesco Piemontesi (piano) 

Images, Book II by Debussy, Sonate No. 2, Op. 36 by Rachmaninov, Sonata No. 20 D. 959 by Schubert


Tuesday, March 15th at 8 p.m.

Nikolaï Lugansky (piano)

Sonata No. 14, Op. 27 No. 2 « Clair de lune » et Sonata No. 23, Op. 57 « Appassionata » by Beethoven, Prelude, Aria and Final FWV 23, Prélude, Choral and Fugue FWV 21 by Franck


Tuesday, April 5th at 8 p.m.

Bertrand Chamayou (piano)

Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus de Messiaen


Tuesday, May 31st at 8 pm

Denis Matsuev (piano)

Piano Sonata Hob. XVI/52 by Haydn, Piano Sonata in A minor, D 784 by Schubert, Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 by Chopin, Petrushka by Stravinsky


Thursday, June 23rd at 8 p.m.

David Fray (piano)

Wanderer-Fantasie Op. 15, D. 760 and Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-flat major, D. 960 by Schubert 


Covid-19 Information

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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

Hosting one of the most lavishing concert halls in all of Paris, Champs- Élysées is the true definition of architectural beauty with its historic foundation. Inaugurated in April 2, 1913, the structure is quite large comprising of three auditoriums: Théâtre des Champs- Élysées, The Comédie des Champs- Élysées, Studio des Champs- Élysées, and a restaurant. The main theatre which has 1905 seats is Italian styled originally constructed to host guests visiting the theatre to watch opera shows and concerts. This was the first theatre in Paris to be built completely from reinforced concrete instead of steel.


Over the years the famed theatre has hosted many recognized artists such as the beautiful cabaret dancer Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Stravinsky, Richard Strauss and many other entertainers from our cherished olden day era. In 2005 the main room in the theatre was renovated in order to improve the acoustics, it is confirmed that during a show the sounds are very clear, almost as if you were up close to the stage. Théâtre des Champs- Élysées is one of the most frequently visited monuments in Paris, on an annual basis more than 300,000 people attend programs from contemporary dance and ballet recitals to orchestras, operas, and other concerts. Carrying a number of diverse performances of different genres, the theatre attracts audience members of all ages. 


Fun facts:

Capacity: 1, 905

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Air conditioning? No


How to get to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées?

The Champs-Elysées theater is accessible by metro line 9 at Alma-Marceau station and metro line 1 at Franklin-Roosevelt station. The Theater is also accessible by RER C at Pont de l'Alma station. The Theater is accessible by bus via lines 42, 63, 72, 80 and 92. Our customer service is available in case of difficulty from 10 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday. For more information, please see the map above.

What should I do when I arrive there?

We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the show. Show your ticket at reception and the staff will take care of you.

Can I take pictures during the performance?

In order not to disturb the artists and for the comfort of other spectators, it is forbidden to take pictures during the performance. However, you can take photos of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

Is it mandatory to tip a usher?

Each spectator is greeted in the hall by an usher who will lead them to the seat. According to custom at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, ushers may request a tip which you may grant if you wish. It is by no means mandatory.

Is there a dress code?

No, there is no specific dress code, however, proper attire is always appreciated.