Frank Braley
piano | France, °1968
 
PIANO 1991 : First Prize
Brilliant and atypical, Frank Braley did not follow the path usually laid down for artists of his calibre. He even strongly insists that he never wanted to become a pianist. He could be described as a dilettante, but one of genius and an obsessive one, too, who gives more than eighty concerts a year. After hesitating between science and music, the self-assured young Braley finally abandoned the university on reaching adulthood and joined the elect in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. Despite his best efforts to end last in the class, the stubborn youngster emerged overqualified and soon found himself propelled onto the international scene following his First Prize in the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 1991. Invited by the great orchestras and laden down with flattering comparisons with the great pianists, Braley didn’t let the praise go to his head. An astute and quick-witted artist, with strong ideas about music, he has lost none of his spontaneous, laid-back relationship with the piano, which combines humour and poetry with modesty, gracefulness, and unshakeable sincerity. Frank Braley, after all, plays for pleasure, whether for the great thrill of a recital or the joy of playing chamber music with friends such as Augustin Dumay, Paul Meyer, Eric Le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud, and the Capuçon brothers.
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Final 1991: Frank Braley
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Final (31/05/1991)
Patrice Challulau Concerto : Ne la Città dolente, 9 Images d'Enfer, d'après Dante n. 4
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata n. 12 in F major KV 332
Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto n. 4 in G major op. 58
Frank Braley, piano
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Ronald Zollman
Semi-final (16/05/1991)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Minuet in D major KV 355
Paul-Baudouin Michel Persona per pianoforte
Sergey Rachmaninov Variations on a theme of Corelli op. 42
Franz Liszt Sonetto 123 del Petrarca (Années de Pèlerinage, 2e année, Italie)
Franz Schubert Sonata in A minor op. 143 D 784
Frank Braley, piano
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