Pierre Amoyal (born 22 June 1949 in Paris) is a French violinist and is the artistic director of the Conservatory of Lausanne. At age 17, he traveled to Los Angeles for five years of study with Jascha Heifetz, which culminated in participating in chamber-music recordings with Heifetz.
He has made numerous recordings and played with many major conductors, such as Sir Georg Solti, with whom he made his European debut at the age of 22, Pierre Boulez, and Herbert von Karajan with the Berlin Philharmonic His recording of Saint-Saens’ Violin Concerto No. 3 with Britain’s New Philharmonia Orchestra was made for Erato in 1977 and released in the U.S. by RCA in 1984.
Chopin: Concert works - version for one piano Dina Yoffe (Erard piano, 1849)
For anyone interested in "authentic" sounding Fryderyk this series from the Chopin Institute, where historical instruments from the mid-19th c. are used, is a treasure. In this one the Latvian-born Yoffe gives excellent performances of the "Là ci darem la mano" variations, the Fantasy on Polish Airs, the Rondo à la Krakowiak and the Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante.