Piano Recitals at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Piano Recitals Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Until June 26, 2023

No dialogue


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



No intermission


Classical concert
For all audiences
No dialogue

Highlights: Piano Recitals at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

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.

Story: Piano Recitals at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

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 without a doubt will experience the elegance and sensitivity of classical music through some of the most renowned artists. If you're looking for an incredible Parisian evening, these piano recitals are a one-way street to experiencing exactly that!



Concert Programme


Tuesday, January 31st, 2023 at 8 p.m.

With Anna Vinnitskaya (piano) 

Schumann Arabesque op. 18 

Sonata No. 1 op. 11 

Chopin Impromptus op. 29, op. 36, op. 51 

Fantaisie-Impromptu op. posth. 66 

Ravel Noble and sentimental waltzes

          The Waltz 


Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 at 8 p.m.

With Nikolaï Lugansky (piano) 

Complete Rachmaninov

Rachmaninov Variations on a theme of Chopin op. 22 

Eight Etude-tableaux op. 33 

Sonata No. 1 op. 28 


Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 at 8 p.m.

With Jean-Philippe Collard | piano 

Fauré Barcarolles 

Chopin Sonata No. 2 op. 35 "Funeral", Mazurkas 

Scriabin Fantasie op. 28, Prelude and nocturne for the left-hand op. 9, Etudes op. 8 n°s 11 and 12, Sonata n° 4 op. 30 


Friday, February 10th, 2023 at 8 p.m.

With Đặng Thái Sơn (piano) and Bruce Liu (piano) 

Fauré Nocturne n° 1, Barcarolle n° 1 

Debussy Images, Book II 

Chopin Trois écossaises, Waltzes op. 70 no. 2 and op. 34 no. 1, Barcarolle op. 60 

Ravel Miroirs 

Liszt Reminiscences of Don Juan 


Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 at 8 p.m.

With Nikolaï Lugansky piano 

Rachmaninov Integrale III 

Rachmaninov Ten Preludes op. 23

                         Variations on a theme of Corelli op. 42 

                         Nine Études-tableaux op. 39 


Friday, March 31th, 2023 at 8 p.m.

With David Fray (piano) 

Carte Blanche for David Fray

Schubert Klavierstücke n° 2 D. 946 

Wanderer Fantasie op. 15 D. 760

Liszt Spozalio, extract from the Second Year of Pilgrimage 

Sonnet 104 by Petrarch, from the Second Year of Pilgrimage 

Water Games at the Villa d’Este, from the Third Year of the Pilgrimage 

After a reading by Dante, from the Second Year of Pilgrimage 


Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 at 8 p.m.

With Mikhaïl Pletnev (piano) 

Brahms Rhapsody op. 79 no. 1 

Dvořák Two Minuets op. 28 Eglogue, Allegro molto, excerpt from Six Pieces for Piano op. 52, March Brahms Intermezzo op. 118 

Dvořák Four Humoresques, Eglogue 

Brahms Three Intermezzi op. 117 

Dvořák Eglogue, Moderato in A major 

Brahms Ballade op. 118 no. 3 

Dvořák At the Old Castle, Reminiscence, Serenade, Bacchanalia, Tittle-Tattle, At the Tumulus, At Svata hora, excerpts from Poetic Impressions op. 85 


Friday, April 21th, 2023 at 8 p.m.

With Nelson Goerner (piano) 

Chopin Four ballades 

Liszt Sonata in B minor S. 178 


Tuesday, May 23th, 2023 at 8 p.m.

With Nikolaï Lugansky (piano) 

Rachmaninov Integrale III 

Rachmaninov Thirteen Preludes op. 32 

Musical Moments op. 16 

Sonata No. 2 op. 36 


Wednesday, June 14th, 2023 at 8 p.m.

With Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano) and the Streichquartett der Staatskapelle Berlin

Schumann Quintet for piano and strings op. 44 

Shostakovich Quintet for piano and strings op. 57 


Monday, June 26th, 2023 at 8 p.m.

With David Fray (piano) and Renaud Capuçon (violin) 

Carte Blanche for David Fray

Schubert Sonata for violin and piano "Grand duo " D. 812

Rondo brillant for violin and piano D. 895 

Sonatina for violin and piano No. 2 op. 137 D. 385 

Fantasy for violin and piano op. posth. 159 D. 934


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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

History and Fun Facts about the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

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 and 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. 


Quick facts:

Capacity: 1,905

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Air conditioning? No


How to get to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is accessible by metro line 9 at Alma-Marceau station and metro line 1 at Franklin-Roosevelt station. The Theatre is also accessible by RER C at Pont de l'Alma station. The Theatre 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 at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the chamber music concert. Show your ticket to the reception at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the staff will take care of you.

Can I take pictures during the piano recitals?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film, or record the performance for the duration of the show. However, you can take photos of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées before and after the performance as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

Is it mandatory to tip a usher at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

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

Is there a dress code at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

No, there is no particular dress code, however, it is always recommended to wear proper attire. Parisians typically attend a concert after work and will wear business casual-style clothing.

Covid-19 Information

Specific measures and obligations may apply to this show. Before making your reservation, please check the updated information on our Covid-19 page: https://www.theatreinparis.com/en/page/covid-19