Festival Lille Clef de Soleil

Simon Ghraichy

A Frenchman of Mexican and Lebanese descent, pianist Simon Ghraichy is becoming a key figure in the classical scene.
Respected by his peers for his irreproachable virtuosity and his musical slants, he also conquered new audiences thanks to his charisma and uninhibited personality.
Since then, prestigious venues such as the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Carnegie Hall and the Berlin Philharmonie have seen the average age of their spectators drop drastically during his last concerts.

A student of Michel Béroff and Daria Hovora at the National Conservatory of Music of Paris (CNSMDP) and Tuija Hakkila at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, his career took off in 2010 following the publication of Wall Street Journal music critic Robert Hugues. , having particularly appreciated his interpretation of the reminiscences of Franz Liszt's Don Juan.

Simon Ghraichy performs in solo recital, with orchestras and chamber music in the most prestigious halls in the world: Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Champs Elysées Theater in Paris, the Royal Opera of Versailles, the Philharmonie of Berlin, the Gran Teatro Nacional in Peru, the Teatro Mayor in Bogota, as well as in different rooms in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Australia, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Egypt etc ...
He is also the guest of numerous festivals such as the Bard Music Festival in New York, the International Festival of Baalbeck in Lebanon, the Festival of Aix-en-Provence and the Festival of the Chaise-Dieu with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Cork.

In 2016, Simon Ghraichy signed an exclusive contract with the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon label. His album released at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées on March 4, 2017 under the yellow label was acclaimed by all the press.

Simon Ghraichy's discography also includes a recording of Liszt's B minor sonata, Schumann's Kreisleriana and a first album dedicated entirely to Franz Liszt's paraphrases and transcriptions.