This amazing Parisian pianist is, to my taste and opinion, the best interpreter of Bach on her instrument, but also many admirers of her art could say the same when she plays pieces by Satie.
She was born on January 17, 1948 into a family of renowned artists. Her father, Henri, and her brother, Yann, are writers, and she began playing the piano at age five, then to enroll in her training with the best tutors: in the Conservatory of Paris, with Lélia Gousseau and Jan Hubeau, and with Paul Badura-Skoda, Jörg Demus and Alfred Brendel in Vienna.
Her unstoppable and flawless career started off when she won the first prize at the International Competition in Munich and the fifth in Leeds. Queffélec started giving recitals all over the world, from Hong Kong to the United States. She has appeared in such major orchestras as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonics of London, Radio France and Hong Kong, NHK Tokyo or Zurich’s Tonhalle, under the direction of Pierre Boulez, Casadesus or Carlo Zecchi, among many others. She has also played in chamber music formations.
In her repertoire, in addition to Bach, as I mentioned, she has masterfully played Mozart, Fauré, Satie, Debussy, Scarlatti, Schubert, Ravel and Handel.
The transmission of this art through several generations is precisely the legacy of Anne Queffélec. Her playing inspires us as the warmest, lucid and wonderful quotes. Therefore, I invite you to enjoy this video.
I wish you a happy week,