Emmanuel Pahud performs at the Konzerthaus in Vienna this evening for the first of four “Artist Portrait” concerts showcasing the Swiss flautist. The programme reflects Emmanuel’s longstanding commitment to contemporary music in featuring works by Elliott Carter, Matthias Pintscher and Toru Takemitsu.
It was only in July that Emmanuel curated a festival of musical responses to the global pandemic by contemporary composers at the Boulez Saal in Berlin in collaboration with Daniel Barenboim. The following month saw the release of Emmanuel’s latest album for Warner featuring world premiere recordings by Alexandre Desplat, with the Oscar-winning composer on the podium.
Emmanuel resumes his Konzerthaus portrait in January with a flute and harp recital alongside Wiener Philharmoniker principle Anneleen Lenaerts. Mozart concerti with Wiener KammerOrchestra and a recital with wind quintet Les Vents Français rounds off the residency in April. Elsewhere this autumn, he will play-direct concerts with Kammerakademie Potsdam before making a return to Orquesta Simfonica de Barcelona in December to perform Dalbavie’s Flute Concerto with Kazushi Ono. His next release for Warner, out later this month, will see him work with Barenboim once again.