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Jean-Selim Abdelmoula

Jean-Selim is a versatile musician from Switzerland, both pianist and composer. . He plays in halls such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Wigmore Hall, the Barbican Hall (London), the Palau de la Musica (Barcelona), the Koerner Hall (Toronto), the Sendesaal (Bremen), the Carnegie Hall, 92Y Buttenwieser Hall (New York), the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), and festivals such as Lucern Festival, Lavaux Classics, Ittinger Pfingstkonzerte, Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorprommen.

He is the recipient of many awards in both piano and composing including the first prizes at the 2012 Edvard Grieg International Composer Competition in Oslo, 2013 Lausanne Concours d’Interprétation Musicale and 2016 Premi de Musica de Cambra Montserrat Alavedra, the third prize at the 2015 Ciurlionis International Piano Competition in Vilnius, and the 2015 Guildhall Wigmore Recital Prize. Since 2017, he is represented by the YCAT agency.

He holds the 2014-15 Rebanks Family Piano Fellowship at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto, and is invited by András Schiff to give solo recitals across Europe as part of his 2016 Building Bridges concert series.

His works are played by musicians including Heinz Holliger, Antje Weithaas, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Sylvia Nopper, Gilles Colliard, and Einar Steen-Nokleberg, and enesembles like the Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse, the Swiss Chamber Soloists, the Camerata Bern, the Zürcher Kammerorchester, the Sine Nomine Quartet and the Ensemble Séquence.

He is an alumni of Lausanne HEMU and Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studied with pianists Christian Favre and Ronan O’Hora and composer Julian Anderson. He has played in masterclasses with Gyorgy Kurtag, Ferenc Rados, Andras Schiff, Denes Varjon, Mitsuko Uchida, Imogen Cooper, Stephen Hough, Angela Hewitt, Richard Goode and Leon Fleisher, and has been advised on composition by Heinz Holliger and George Benjamin.

He is supported by the Leenards Foundation, the city of Nyon, the Fritz Bach foundation, the Rotary Club, and the Denereaz foundation.


Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) In the Mists

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
II. Scherzo: Allegro molto
III. Adagio ma non troppo – Fuga

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Prelude No. 7 Book II, La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Valses nobles et sentimentales

César Franck (1822-1890) Prelude, Choral et Fugue

Franz Schubert (1797–1828) Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960
I. Molto moderato
II. Andante sostenuto
III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace con delicatezza – Trio
IV. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto

Alban Berg (1885-1935) Sonata Op. 1

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Intermezzos Op. 119
I. Intermezzo. Adagio
II. Intermezzo. Andantino un poco agitato
III. Intermezzo. Grazioso e giocoso
IV. Rhapsody. Allegro risoluto

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) Piano Trio No. 1 in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1
I. Allegro vivace e con brio
II. Largo assai ed espressivo
III. Presto

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo. Vivace