CONCERTS IN PARC CHAMPLAIN
The Series continues with 3 exciting concerts in the spring 2018, and a special concert in January. Join us in this intimate venue, where each performance will be followed by a friendly audience/performers gathering. Tasteful wines and canapés will be offered during or after each concert.
Seats are limited. There is no ticket sale, although a donation at the door of 30$ per person would be welcome. A reservation will be mandatory in order to attend, and in case of a cancellation a notice would be welcomed (if possible 72 hours before the event) so that people in the waiting list might be contacted. If you wish to reserve your spot please write an e.mail to [email protected] mentioning which concert you would like to attend.
Concerts will take place at 30 Rue De Saint-Malo, Gatineau (Aylmer), J9J 1J7, in the beautiful neighbourhood of Parc Champlain. Location is not far from downtown Ottawa, and there is plenty of parking on the street. Please notice that starting time has changed. Concerts will start at 7.30PM and we suggest to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the concert.
Let's the music talk!
Mauro Bertoli - Artistic Director
SPECIAL CONCERT - JANUARY 19 (Friday), 2018 - 7.30PM
LUCIA LUQUE & MAURO BERTOLI (violin and piano)
Lucia Luque, Argentinian violinist, is considered by public and critics one of the best young artists in South America. Since 2013 she is the Concertmaster for the Cordoba Symphonic Orchestra, as well as violin Professor at the Uader University in Entre Rios. The collaboration with pianist Mauro Bertoli started in 2010, followed by a CD recording in 2011 that includes a track that reached 270.000 visits in YouTube (Massenet - Meditation from Thais). This will be Lucia's debut in Canada, and the program presented will be performed also in other concerts in Ontario and California.
The program includes music by Beethoven, Schumann, Massenet, Franck, Piazzolla and Sarasate
APRIL 27 (Friday), 2018 - 7.30PM
YOLANDA BRUNO & MAURO BERTOLI (violin and piano duo)
Yolanda Bruno, born and raised in Ottawa, is a brilliant young Canadian violinist with an intense devotion to communicating with audiences. She has been praised for her "total control of her instrument with infinite variety in the sound palette” (La Presse). Recently named on CBC’s Hot 30 Canadian Classical Musicians under 30, she is also the recent winner of the 2017 Isabel Overton Bader Competition. Yolanda performs on the c.1700 'Taft' Stradivari Violin on generous loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank. For the first time together wiht pianist Mauro Bertoli they will present a program that features duos as well as solo violin works.
Program will be announced soon.
MAY 11 (Friday), 2018 - 7.30PM
MAURO BERTOLI (piano)
In 2016 Mauro Bertoli has been awarded the prestigious Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize for young interpreters. A Prize that has been awarded by the International Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo and the CAB Foundation to personalities such as Pollini, Argerich, Kissin, Uchida, Ashkenazy, Sokolov, Lupu, Lang Lang, Temirkanov, Muti, Maazel, Ughi, Rostropovich, Maisky, and that for the first time ever has been assigned to a young pianist with an emerging international career. In June 2018 Mauro will return to Brescia to perform at the same Festival and this will be an occasion to present the same program in Canada.
Debussy - Deux Arabesuqes, Claire De Lune, La fille aux cheveux de lin
Mendelssohn - Variations sérieuses, Op.54
Chopin - Andande Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante op.22
Debussy - Children's Corner
Gershwin - Three Preludes, Rhapsody in blue
MAY 25 (Friday), 2018 - 7.30PM
DAVID JALBERT (piano)
The Series will end with another great pianist based in Ottawa. Recently named by the CBC among the 15 best Canadian pianists of all time, Mr. Jalbert performs regularly as a soloist and recitalist across North America and Europe. His solo recordings – of the Goldberg Variations, the Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, of American and French piano music – have all garnered international praise in venues ranging from Gramophone to France-Culture. A national and international prize-winner, David Jalbert has won five Opus Awards, was nominated three times at the Juno Awards, and was the 2007 laureate of the prestigious Virginia Parker Prize of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Program will be announced soon
More info at: http://www.davidjalbert.com
A SINCERE THANKS TO DON COTE - PIANO WORKS FOR SUPPORTING THE SERIES TAKING VERY GOOD CARE OF THE STEINWAY "B" THAT WILL BE "ON STAGE"
BENEFACTORS (150$): Anonymous (2), Dooley Denis, Morrison Elisabeth, Tayler Joan C. and Hageraats Peter
SUPPORTERS (40$): Moren Sharon, Roger Neil