Piano Recitals at Théâtre des Champs Elysées
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats
Recommended for all ages
1 hour 15 minutes
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.
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
Health Pass Information
From July 21st, 2021, health pass is mandatory to attend events of more than 50 spectators (applies to all spectators of at least 18 years old until August 31st, and to all spectactors of at least 12 years old from September 1st, 2021).
We invite you to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the performance, as pass verification is likely to slightly increase access time to venues.
Access to performances will be authorised if the pass certifies:
- - either complete vaccination, with one of the vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen)
- - or a negative RT-PCR or antigen test less than 48 hours old
- - or a positive RT-PCR test confirming recovery from Covid-19, at least 11 days old and less than six months old
Health pass is in the form of a QR Code, to be presented on a mobile device or in printed version. Only QR Codes delivered in France or in a European country (EU Digital Covid Certificate) are valid.
Spectators living in France: the QR Code may be imported into the French ‘TousAntiCovid’ mobile application (with the function « Scan the QR Code »), or printed from the Ameli.fr French Social Security website.
For more information, we recommend you to visit the French government website (https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/pass-sanitaire) or the European Union website (https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate).
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 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.
Capacity: 1, 905
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Air conditioning? No