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Paul-André Bempéchat

Pianist and Historical Musicologist


Paul-André Bempéchat

A graduate of the Juilliard School, the Sorbonne, and Boston University, Bempéchat’s research focuses on the interplay of music, literature, and politics to examine the survival of minorities. His recent biography of the Breton Impressionist, Jean Cras, Jean Cras, Polymath of Music and Letters (2009) is the founding study of this eclectic composer and the root of his next book, The Music of Nationalism. He also serves as president of the Lyrica Society ( Bempéchat records for Danacord Records (Copenhagen), and traditionally launches his tours with a recital on campus.

Jean Cras, Polymath of Music and Letters

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Dr. Bempéchat's forthcoming invitations

  • Uppsala University, Sweden, Recital, lectures and masterclasses
      -  University Aula, 4-6 October 2012

Dr. Bempéchat's recent invitations

  • Princeton Chamber Orchestra; Mozart: Concerto in C major, K. 415
    -  Rockefeller College, Princeton University, 3 p.m., 1 April 2012
  • Westminster Choir College; North American premire of Jean Cras' piano works
    -  Bristol Chapel, 7:30 p.m., 6 August 2012
  • International Festival of Piano Rarities, European premiere of Jean Cras' piano works
    -  Schloss Husum, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, August 19, 2012