Passionately fond of chamber music, Pierre regularly explores and performs the repertoire with artists such as Pascal Rogé, Daniel Hope, Lars Vogt, Pekka Kuusisto, Lawrence Power, the Belcea and Allegri Quartets and The Nash Ensemble. He has appeared at many European festivals (Aldeburgh, Bath, Plush, Kuhmo, Paunat, La Hague, Nuremberg, Bucharest), and frequently attends the Open Chamber Music sessions at IMS Prussia Cove in Cornwall, joining their tour of England in 2003. Pierre is also a regular performer at the Joy of Music Festival in the Hong Kong City Hall. He has recorded for the Dutton, Meridian and Hyperion labels to great critical acclaim. In 2008 he was chosen to be the official cellist of the Menuhin International Violin Competition, playing the Ravel Sonata with the nine semi-finalists.
Pierre taught cello and chamber music at the Yehudi Menuhin School from 2003 to 2009 and was recently appointed as Associate Deputy Head of Strings at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. He gives annual masterclasses at the Oxford Cello School, the International Cello Courses UK, the Violoncello Society of London, Cadenza Summer Course at the Purcell School, the West Helsinki Music Institute (Finland), the Conservatoire Royal de Mons (Belgium) and the Szymon Goldberg Seminars in Toyama (Japan).
|Strauss: Metamorphosen, Capriccio|
with The Nash Ensemble
'[Piano Quartet] An enjoyable piece … expansively dramatic and genuinely expressive with that touch of spontaneity which signals Strauss at his b ...
'Reducing the string size of Strauss's Metamorphosen from 23 to the seven of the composer's short score … might seem to be going light on ...» More