Jean-Efflam Bavouzet awarded RNCM Fellowship

We were proud to award pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet with Fellowship of the RNCM during his latest visit to the College.

Recognised as one of the most engaging live performers of his generation, Jean-Efflam enjoys an eminent career as a solo recitalist and recording artist. He has also worked regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including Pierre Boulez, Sir Andrew Davis, Ivan Fischer, Vasily Petrenko, Andris Nelsons and Krzysztof Urbánski.

l-r Nicholas Prettejohn (Chairman), Professor Linda Merrick (Principal), Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Graham Scott (Head of Keyboard Studies) and Stuart Sephton (Head of Registry)

A multi award-winner, Jean-Efflam’s accolades include Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine awards for his recordings of works by Debussy and Ravel, and in 2012 International Classical Music Award named him Artist of the Year. He is Artistic Director of the Lofoten Piano Festival in Norway and in September,  joined the RNCM as an International Chair in Piano.

Fellowship of the RNCM is conferred upon distinguished musicians who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in professional practice, pedagogy and/or artistic leadership. For over 40 years, we have awarded numerous Fellowships and Honorary Memberships to world-renowned musicians, conductors, composers, educators, and advocates, including Placido Domingo, Sir John Dankworth, Dame Joan Sutherland, Dame Janet Baker, Sir Mark Elder, András Schiff, Hans Werner Henze and Sir Bernard Lovell.

Last week, we were also delighted to award RNCM Fellowship to marimba virtuoso Keiko Abe.




28 November 2017