Written on 17 October 2013.
Bertrand Chamayou, a renowned classical pianist, offered a Schubert concert and wowed the audience.
“I’m delighted to play here this evening, in this unusual setting, and I’m delighted to use classical music as a way of bringing people together, as a way of putting on a benefit,” said Chamayou.
With this concert, EDHEC managed to raise €6 000, a sum to be used for scholarships to boost diversity at the school.
Bertrand Chamayou, a native of Toulouse, was discovered at the age of 13 by the pianist Jean-François Heisser, with whom he then studied at the Paris conservatory. At the same time, he worked with the renowned musician Maria Curcio in London, and got enlightened advice from a number of distinguished mentors, including Murray Perahia. Today, Chamayou is one of the most popular young pianists on the world stage. He has mastered a large repertoire of music and is able to move between musical styles with incredible ease. When he performs, he conveys impressive self-assurance and rich imagination. he conveys gripping assurance and imagination. Every year, EDHEC awards a large number of scholarships. The school offersscholarships to cover tuition costs to help students and to ensure cultural and social diversity, as well as scholarships for mobility and academic merit to help defray the costs of international programmes.
Some 100 of the 450 students who received scholarships for the 2012/2013 academic year received scholarships that were funded as a result of the Rising Talents Campaign and of the many individual and company donors, who contributed to the EDHEC4All programme. Since the turbulent economy means an increasing number of scholarship applications and since music is a universal vector of diversity, EDHEC decided to use its season-opening concert as a benefit event for the scholarships that will be awarded for the 2013/2014 academic year. This concert, given by Bertrand Chamayou, marks the first of what will be an annual event to mark the new academic year at EDHEC Business School.