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October 2018

MUSIC TORONTO | Marc-André Hamelin

October 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jane Mallet Theatre, 27 Front St. East
Toronto, ON M5E Canada
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$53

Marc-André Hamelin is ranked among the elect of world pianists for his unrivalled blend of musicianship and virtuosity in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries – in concert and on disc. This will be his 12th recital on our stage since his debut in 1986. Bach/Busoni Chaconne Samuel Feinberg Sonata No. 3, Op. 3 (1916-17) – – – Alexis Weissenberg Six Arrangements…

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Soundstreams | Six Pianos

October 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$47.50

Our season opener showcases a rich and varied contemporary repertoire for multiple pianos, exemplified by Steve Reich’s seminal work Six Pianos. There’s also a world premiere of a newly commissioned work for multiple pianos from Canadian composer André Ristic, alongside works from Cage, Lutosławski, Alexina Louie and Colin McPhee. We feature a who’s who of pianists/percussionists including Russell Hartenberger, Greg Oh, Stephanie Chua, Ryan Scott and Midori Koga.

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Li Delun Music Foundation | Leonard Gilbert Piano Recital

October 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Glenn Gould Studio, 250 FRONT ST W
Toronto, Ontario M5V3G5 Canada
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$25

Solo Piano Recital: BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 31, Op. 110, in A flat major DEBUSSY: Clair de Lune CHOPIN: Scherzo No .1, in B minor CHOPIN: Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante RAVEL: Jeux D'eau

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November 2018

Royal Conservatory of Music | Gabriela Montero: Innocence and Experience

November 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$85

Gabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have won her a devoted following around the world. Anthony Tommasini remarked in The New York Times, "Montero's playing has everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power in climactic moments, soulful lyricism in the ruminative passages and, best of all, unsentimental expressivity." She will perform a special program called “Innocence and Experience.” Tickets, here. Program: Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, op. 15 Chick Corea: Selections from Children’s Songs Gabriela Montero: Memories from Childhood Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Sonata…

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Music Toronto | Louise Bessette

November 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jane Mallet Theatre, 27 Front St. East
Toronto, ON M5E Canada
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$53

Over her 35 year career, Louise Bessette has gained renown for her performances and for her commitment to promoting contemporary music. In addition to many recordings as a soloist and with chamber ensembles and appearances worldwide with orchestras and at important festivals, Ms. Bessette regularly tours throughout America, Europe and Asia. In 2016 Louise Bessette won her eighth Opus Prize (the Quebec Junos).  

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Enrico Elisi, piano

November 29, 2018 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Free

Steinway Concert Artist Enrico Elisi performs music by Mozart, Rihm, Chihara (World Premiere), and Beethoven. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park Free

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January 2019

Canadian Opera Company | Piano Virtuoso Series: Appassionata

January 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

PIANO VIRTUOSO SERIES Named by CBC as one of “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30” in 2017, pianist and composer Godwin Friesen performs two contrasting and virtuosic piano sonatas: Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor and Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor (Appassionata).

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Royal Conservatory | Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tania Miller with Stewart Goodyear

January 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$21.00

The TSO makes its 21C debut with a piano concerto by Stewart Goodyear, who takes centre stage performing the world premiere of his own work; a world premiere by the TSO’s new Affiliate Composer, Emilie LeBel; and Half-Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight by celebrated minimalist composer Terry Riley. Works by Canadian composers include Dorothy Chang’s “North Star” and Dinuk Wijeratne’s “First Winter” (both from True North: Symphonic Ballet), and Jocelyn Morlock’s Nostalgia. Program: Terry Riley: “Half-Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight” (Canadian premiere of a…

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Royal Conservatory | Stewart Goodyear

January 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Temerty Theatre, 273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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$21.00
Stewart Goodyear in Koerner Hall (Photo: Lisa Sakulensky)

Pianist and composer Stewart Goodyear like you have never heard him before: singing and playing variations on "Hallelujah" and his original piano sonata and "Acabris! Acabras! Acabram!" and rock songs. Tickets, here.

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Royal Conservatory | 21C Music Festival: 21C AfterHours with Continuum

January 18, 2019 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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$21.00

Works by Kati Agócs, Carolyn Chen, Unsuk Chin, Cassandra Miller, Linda Smith, and a world premiere by Monica Pearce. Featuring Wesley Shen, one of Canada’s extraordinary new pianists/harpsichordists, and Continuum’s internationally-renowned ensemble. Program: Cassandra Miller: Overture Monica Pearce: toile de jouy (world premiere) Linda Smith: Sarabande Carolyn Chen: Ache Bind Blind Break (Canadian premiere) Unsuk Chin: 3 Études Kati Agócs: Immutable Dreams (Canadian premiere)

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Adam Sherkin | Piano Lunaire

January 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Brockton Nanostage, 710 Brock Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6H 3P2 Canada
Free
Composer/Pianist Adam Sherkin

Piano Lunaire is a performance event that takes place on the full moon* of every month. This January, we celebrate the music of Scotch composer, James MacMillan. Monday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 PM 710 Brock Avenue, Toronto M6H 3P2 https://goo.gl/maps/ABc9pcZWQR62 DOORS at 7:00 PM | PERFORMANCE at 7:30 PM Scottish libations to be served!  ....and also B.Y.O.B. (encouraged!) We are trying something new for 2019: Admission does remain free but a small Donation is suggested, at either $5 or $10.…

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February 2019

Royal Conservatory | Charles Richard-Hamelin

February 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$35
Charles Richard-Hamelin Photo: Yamaha Japan)

Silver Medalist in the 2015 Chopin Competition and the first Canadian in history to win the medal, Quebec pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin performs with "real sonority that comes from his entire body, a large palette of colours and a real poetic sense … His conduct is always impeccable. By conduct, I mean the architectural and emotional conception of a work, the tempo and mood relations, the dynamic layering. Additionally, when appropriate, a highly sensitive ear to the art of transition.” (Le…

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Music Toronto | Juho Pohjonen

February 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jane Mallet Theatre, 27 Front St. East
Toronto, ON M5E Canada
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$53

Celebrated as one of Finland's most outstanding pianists, Juho Pohjonen gives recital and concerto performances widely in Europe and the US. Recent highlights include his debuts with Vancouver, Baltimore, and Cleveland Symphonies, and he continues his close association with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall, and on tour. He was a student of the Sibelius Academy where he completed his Master's Degree in 2008. an unmannered style that called attention to the music more than…

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University of Toronto Faculty of Music | Plagiarism and Theft with pianist Younggun Kim

February 7, 2019 @ 12:10 pm - 1:00 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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Free

Pianist Younggun Kim presents a solo recital of works based on other works, including Bach-Busoni Chaconne, Godowsky's Studies on Chopin's Etudes, and Ravel's La Valse. Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park Free

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March 2019

Royal Conservatory of Music | Jan Lisiecki

March 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$55.00
Jan Lisiecki (Photo: Bo Huang)

Jan Lisiecki has won acclaim for his extraordinary interpretive maturity, distinctive sound, and poetic sensibility. The New York Times has called him “a pianist who makes every note count.” An alumnus of The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School, Lisiecki’s insightful interpretations, refined technique, and natural affinity for art give him a musical voice that belies his age. The remarkable 22-year-old musician made his debut in the main auditorium at New York’s Carnegie Hall in January 2016. In its rave review, The New York…

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Music Toronto | Danny Driver

March 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jane Mallet Theatre, 27 Front St. East
Toronto, ON M5E Canada
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$53

One of Britain’s most respected and versatile pianists, Danny Driver made his Toronto debut on this series in November 2016 and we discovered his “impeccable technique and musicianship” (Gramophone). Most of his 15 recordings are on Hyperion – a label he shares with Marc André Hamelin and Stephen Hough, company in which he definitely belongs. In addition to a busy performing career, Danny Driver was appointed Professor of Piano at London's Royal College of Music in fall 2016 C P…

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Gallery 345 | The Art of the Piano: Vedrana Subotic [CANCELLED]

March 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Avenue
Toronto, ON M6R 2G5 Canada
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$30

NOTE: This event has been cancelled.  The Art of the Piano: Vedrana Subotic Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 8 pm Tickets: $30/$10 Student (Cash only at the door) Program Ballade No. 3 in A - flat major Op.47 -  Frederic Chopin 4 Mazurkas Op.17 -  Frederic Chopin 7 Etudes - Stevan Mokranjac Sonata in E- flat major Hob.XVI: 52 -  Franz Josef Haydn Sonata op. 26 - Ludwig von Beethoven Tickets, here.

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Mooredale Concerts | Christian Blackshaw, piano

March 17, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$30
Christian Blackshaw, piano

After winning gold medals at Royal College Manchester and Royal Academy in London, Christian Blackshaw was the first British pianist to study at the Leningrad Conservatoire. He later worked closely with Sir Clifford Curzon in London. He has performed with leading orchestras including London Philharmonic, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Moscow Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Rotterdam Philharmonic. He has worked with illustrious conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Valery Gergiev, Gianandrea…

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Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra | It’s All About the Tunes

March 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Martingrove Collegiate Institute, 50 Winterton Dr
Etobicoke, Ontario M9B 3G7 Canada
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$30

Join the Etobicoke Philharmonic on Friday, March 22, 2019 Big works, big composers, big tunes: Come and be swept away by the greatest melodies ever written! Louis Applebaum Stratford Fanfare No. 3 Edward Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 Robert Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 Guest Artist: Arthur Ozolins, Piano Tickets here.

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April 2019

Women’s Musical Club of Toronto | Mariam Batsashvili, piano

April 4, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$45

Mariam Batsashvili, piano April 4, 2019 | 1.30 pm | Walter Hall, U of T Now in her mid-20s, Georgian pianist Mariam Batsashvili already ranks among the most promising of young artists.  She gained international recognition at the 10th Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht, where she won First Prize as well as the Junior Jury Award and the Press Prize. This success led to her first performances with leading symphony orchestras and to an extensive program of recitals in more than…

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Royal Conservatory | Richard Goode

April 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$50

“It is virtually impossible to walk away from one of Mr. Goode’s recitals without the sense of having gained some new insight, subtle or otherwise, into the works he played or about pianism itself.” (The New York Times)  Richard Goode has been acclaimed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth, and expressiveness. Gramophone magazine captured the essence of what makes him such an original and compelling artist, '‘Every time we hear him, he impresses us as better than we remembered, surprising us, surpassing our…

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Canadian Opera Company | Piano Virtuoso Series: Rachmaninoff-Go-Round

April 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Pianists of The GGS PIANO VIRTUOSO SERIES The Glenn Gould School piano studio comes together to perform a dazzling whirlwind of virtuoso works by Russian pianist and composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. Each pianist will take turns on the stage performing one of the Études-Tableaux or Moments Musicaux. Details, here.

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Royal Conservatory of Music | Yuja Wang and Gautier Capuçon

April 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$60

Two fiery artists, Gautier Capuçon and Yuja Wang, perform works by Chopin and Franck in a recital to be recorded live in Koerner Hall by Warner Classics. Chinese pianist Yuja Wang returns for her fifth Koerner Hall appearance. “She seems to have everything: speed, flexibility, pianistic thunder and interpretive nuance.” (The New York Times) “Quite simply, the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today, and there’s nothing left to do but sit back, listen and marvel at…

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Piano Moderna | The Piano Lunaire: Pink Moon

April 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brockton Nanostage, 710 Brock Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6H 3P2 Canada
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$5

You’re invited to the seventh instalment of the new PIANO LUNAIRE, a performance event that takes place on the full moon of every month. This month, we celebrate the PINK MOON 🌸 🌕 and welcome flautist Tristan Durie in a revival premiere of "The Pink Sketches" by Toronto composer Njo Kong Kie. Adam Sherkin also performs the mighty piano solo, PHRYGIAN GATES (1978), by John Adams. Friday, April 19th (Good Friday) at 7:30 PM | Doors at 7 PM 710…

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May 2019

Canadian Opera Company | Les Adieux: Stephane Mayer

May 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Stéphane Mayer, piano MAY 21, 2019 AT 12:00 PM Pianist Stéphane Mayer bids farewell to the COC Ensemble Studio with a performance of American composer Frederic Rzewski’s De Profundis, a one-man tour de force for speaking pianist, based on the letter of the same title written by Oscar Wilde to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas during his imprisonment.

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June 2019

Canadian Music Centre | The Canadian Piano Left-Hand Commissioning Project

June 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Canadian Music Centre National Performance Space, 20 St. Joseph Street
Toronto, Ontario M4J 1Y9 Canada
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Free

In order to cope with some recent serious injuries to his right arm, composer Adam Scime has commissioned eight Canadian composers to write works for piano left hand. He will premiere the pieces in this concert alongside a wonderful set of Canadian and international piano repertoire performed by Adam Sherkin. The event is PWYC, so come on out to the CMC on June 5 for 8pm! You can purchase the full set of new left hand piano compositions at the…

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Syrinx Concerts Toronto | Ishay Shaer in Concert

June 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mazzoleni Concert Hall, 273 Bloor St West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1W2 Canada
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$22

June 6, 2019 Ishay Shaer, piano   this concert is held at Mazzoleni Hall Telus Centre, at 7:30 Program: Works by  Debussy, Chopin, Beethoven, Canadian Composer: Jean Coulthard Details, here.

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July 2019

Toronto Summer Music | Charles Richard-Hamelin

July 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Walter Hall, 80 Queens Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 Canada
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$20
Charles Richard-Hamelin Photo: Yamaha Japan)

Members of the Dover Quartet Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano   Rachmaninoff: Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3 Chopin: Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 22 Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25  Renowned Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin displays the brilliant skills that won him the silver medal and the Krystian Zimerman Prize (for the best performance of a sonata) at the 2015 International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. His solo selections begin with a suite of sharply-etched miniatures by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. It includes the dramatic Prelude…

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Toronto Summer Music | Angela Hewitt

July 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$20
Angela Hewitt (Photo: Richard Termine)

Angela Hewitt, piano  Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988  Through her many superlative recordings and live concerts, Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt has earned a fantastic international reputation. She performs a broad repertoire, from Couperin to Messiaen, but she is perhaps known best for her interpretations of Bach. A reviewer in Gramophone magazine greeted her 2012 recording of the “Goldberg” Variations with these words of praise: “Beautifully co-ordinated Bach playing, with all voices colourfully defined and spontaneity as a constant virtue. In my view, she has never…

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September 2019

Piano Lunaire/Rainhard Brewery | Harvest Moon Vinyl Album Launch: Romance from the Coda

September 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rainhard Brewery, 100 Symes rd, unit 108
Toronto, Ontario M6N 3T1 Canada
Free

Adam Sherkin launches his latest album, ROMANCE FROM THE CODA, released exclusively on 12-inch vinyl. This record features works for piano by Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin and Sergei Rachmaninoff as well as spoken word in German by Friedrich Schiller (read by Elisabeth Bihl) and in English David James Brock, (reading his own monologues, as companion pieces to Chopin’s scherzi, “Gallows Humour.”) Save the date and join us for this unique performance event. Rainhard Brewing Co. will be pouring signature beers…

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October 2019

The Piano Lunaire | Aaron Copland: The Music Within

October 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media & Education, 918 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5R3G5 Canada
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$15

Join Adam Sherkin on October 10 in Toronto for this unique performance event! This recital is part of a concert tour that includes stops in Buffalo, Toronto and New York City. THE STORY: Aaron Copland was a fine pianist. In 1926, he premiered his own “Jazz” piano concerto. Continuing to write for the instrument throughout his career, Copland turned increasingly to other pianists for interpretation. On October 25th, 1957, William Masselos gave the premiere performance of the composer’s PIANO FANTASY…

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Show One Productions | Denis Matsuev

October 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$100

Since his triumph at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1998, Denis Matsuev has become a virtuoso in the grandest of Russian pianistic traditions. Denis Matsuev is highly demanded worldwide as a recitalist and a soloist playing with all the major Orchestras in the most prestigious venues around the globe.

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November 2019

Piano Lunaire | Beaver Moon

November 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bunker Lane Press, 1001 Bloor W
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1M1 Canada
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$15

Join us for THE PIANO LUNAIRE, a performance event that takes place on the full moon of every month in Toronto. This is an informal, 50-minute private recital at the Bunker Lane Press​ in Toronto's west end, intended as a get-together for artists and friends alike. Save the date and join us for this unique performance anniversary event.​ In November, we celebrate the BEAVER MOON and welcome captivating soprano Christina Haldane in a premiere performance of the song cycle I…

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Gallery 345 | Anastasia Rizikov

November 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Avenue
Toronto, ON M6R 2G5 Canada
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$10

Twenty year-old Canadian pianist Anastasia Rizikov has dazzled the international arena as a child prodigy since she was seven, competing with musicians over twice her age, and winning numerous International piano competitions, placing first in the following: Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition, (Italy, 2015); the Jaén International Piano Competition, (Spain, 2015); the 13th «Giuliano Pecar» International Prize for Piano Interpretation Competition (Italy, 2013); and the Rotary International Piano Competition (Spain, 2011), among many others. She won first place at American…

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Canadian Opera Company | Moving Mirrors: Etudes for Piano

November 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Nicolas Namoradze, piano PIANO VIRTUOSO SERIES Prize Laureate of the 2018 Honens International Piano Competition in Calgary, Nicolas Namoradze showcases his talents as both a formidable pianist and composer in a program that features the Études Op. 42 by Scriabin as well as his own Études I – VI.

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Royal Conservatory | Yefim Bronfman

November 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$40

"A marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment, and jaw-dropping bravura." (Chicago Tribune) Grammy Award-winning, Uzbekistan-born classical pianist, Yefim Bronfman, is internationally recognized as one of today's most acclaimed and admired pianists for his commanding technique, power, and exceptional lyrical gifts. “Listening to Bronfman play Beethoven’s familiar concerto is like being in a crowded room when suddenly a profound conversationalist begins to speak and everyone just steps back to listen with rapt attention. The pianist is, indeed, a bear of…

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December 2019

Music Toronto | Jonathan Plowright

December 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jane Mallet Theatre, 27 Front St. East
Toronto, ON M5E Canada
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$47.50

Jonathan Plowright was born in Yorkshire, England, and won a series of major awards in the early 80s. We have a fondness for Hyperion Records distinguished roster of pianists, and with thirteen critically acclaimed CDs, Jonathan is now well established there. Between 2012 and 2017 Jonathan recorded the complete solo piano works of Brahms for BIS Records to great critical acclaim. Brahms Four Ballades, Op. 10 Schumann Kinderszenen, Op, 15 – – – Mozart Variations on "Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman,"…

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January 2020

Piano Lunaire | Wolf Moon

January 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bunker Lane Press, 1001 Bloor W
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1M1 Canada
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$18

In January, we celebrate the WOLF MOON with saxophonist David Zucchi and Adam Sherkin to perform music by John Adams, James MacMillan, Charlotte Bray, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Adam Sherkin. This programme will be presented twice: once in Toronto and then in Ottawa the following day. FRIDAY JANUARY 10, 2020 at 7:30 PM 1001 Rear Bloor Street West, Toronto M6H 1M1 (down the laneway) https://goo.gl/maps/JW7c5WHHTfTRJKRt7 DOORS at 7:00 PM | SHOW at 7:30 PM

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Show One Productions | Lucas Debargue

January 16, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$45.00
Lucas Debargue (Photo : Felix Broede/Sony Music Entertainment)

Lucas DEBARGUE, Piano – Koerner Hall Solo Debut “This pianist is not like any other” sums up why French pianist Lucas Debargue was the most talked-about artist at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition. Of all the candidates, he was chosen unanimously to receive the coveted Moscow Music Critics’ Prize. The world instantly took note of this startling and original new talent. Immediately after the Competition, Debargue was invited to play solo and with leading orchestras in the most prestigious concert halls in the world. Tickets and details…

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Piano Lunaire | Composers’ Symposium 2020: The Shaw of the North

January 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - January 19, 2020 @ 9:30 pm
Bunker Lane Press, 1001 Bloor W
Toronto, Ontario M6H 1M1 Canada
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$20.00

Providing a dynamic setting for collaboration and educational experience in the craft of composing for solo piano, TPL welcomes you to our inaugural Composers' Symposium as we jump into 2020! Each composer has creating a new work for solo piano, in mentorship with Christopher Mayo. This weekend centres around two performances, a lecture and workshop for emerging composers runs the weekend of January 17th through 19th. Locations are either Bunker Lane Press or the Canadian Music Centre. TPL COMPOSERS: Paul…

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Royal Conservatory | Invesco Piano Concerts: Louis Lortie

January 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$50.00

The highly-esteemed French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie possesses a unique interpretative voice spanning a broad range of repertoire, with the “combination of total spontaneity and meditated ripeness that only great pianists have” (The Times). Lortie has extended his interpretative voice across a broad range of repertoire rather than choosing to specialize in one particular style. The London Times has identified his “combination of total spontaneity and meditated ripeness that only great pianists have.” A prolific recording artist, he boasts a discography…

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February 2020

A 1000 Shades of Sound | Anastasia Rizikov – Solo Piano Recital

February 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1X4 Canada
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$20.00

Canadian pianist Anastasia Rizikov is back in Toronto to dazzle her audiences with a unique solo piano recital, presenting an eclectic program spanning over centuries, showcasing contrasting styles and deeply nuanced interpretations of works by Bach, Beethoven, Ravel and Rachmaninoff. The recital will be followed by an intimate wine and cheese reception where audiences can meet the artist and immerse in a discussion of her journey and evolution as a virtuoso pianist. Reception tickets are sold separately and must be…

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Music Toronto | Francesco Piemontesi

February 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jane Mallet Theatre, 27 Front St. East
Toronto, ON M5E Canada
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$47.50

Born in Locarno, Francesco Piemontesi studied with Arie Vardi before working with Alfred Brendel, Murray Perahia, Cécile Ousset and Alexis Weissenberg. He rose to international prominence with prizes at several major competitions, including the 2007 Queen Elisabeth Competition. Between 2009-11 he was a BBC New Generation Artist. Bach/Busoni, Prelude in E-flat Major,BWV 552, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659, Cantata No. 140, “Wachen auf, ruft uns die Stimme” Bach, Italian Concerto, BWV 971 Bach/Kempff, Siciliano, from Flute Sonata in…

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Royal Conservatory of Music | Daniil Trifonov

February 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$55.00
Daniil Trifonov (Photo: Dario Acosta/Deutsche Grammophon)

Grammy Award-winning Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov – who made his Koerner Hall debut in 2013 – has made a spectacular ascent of the classical music world as a solo artist, champion of the concerto repertoire, chamber and vocal collaborator, and composer. Combining consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth, his performances are a perpetual source of awe. “He has everything and more … tenderness and also the demonic element. I never heard anything like that,” marveled pianist Martha Argerich. Trifonov…

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March 2020

Canadian Opera Company | Beneath a Solace of Stars

March 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

PIANO VIRTUOSO SERIES Alexander Malikov, Juilliard graduate and multi-prize winning pianist, has performed extensively across Canada and the United States. He performs a program centered on excerpts from 15 for Piano by Canadian composer Howard Bashaw. This major contemporary work showcases the full dramatic range of the pianist, from explosive and roaring virtuosity to moments of fleeting tranquility and shadowy murmurings. The program also features works by Liszt and Granados.

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The Glenn Gould Foundation | James Rhodes The Beethoven Revolution

March 5, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$35.00

James Rhodes has played the world’s most prestigious venues in the UK, Europe, Asia, and South America. He has released seven albums, all of which topped the iTunes classical charts, and authored four books, including the newly released Playlist, a Millennial-friendly intro to classical composers. His best-selling memoir Instrumental, a brutally honest, moving, and compelling story, was almost banned until the UK Supreme Court allowed its 2015 publication (soon to be a major motion picture starring Andrew Garfield). A passionate champion for classical…

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Royal Conservatory | Hélène Grimaud

March 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada
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$50.00

Renaissance woman, Hélène Grimaud, is a deeply passionate and committed musical artist whose pianistic accomplishments play a central role in her life. She is also a woman with multiple talents that extend far beyond the instrument she plays with such poetic expression and peerless technical control. She is undoubtedly a multi-faceted artist. Her deep dedication to her musical career, both in performances and recordings, is reflected and reciprocally amplified by the scope and depth of her environmental, literary, and artistic…

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Reubke Organ & Piano Sonata — Double Bill

March 8, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Rd
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1X4 Canada
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$25.00

Little known composer Julius Reubke was Liszt’s favourite pupil in Weimar, where he composed the Piano Sonata in B flat minor - profoundly influenced by the Lisztian model - and the Organ Sonata on the 94th Psalm in C minor, which is believed to be one of the greatest organ works in the classical repertoire. This unique and never before played double bill in Toronto showcases Reubke’s two most famous sonatas, performed by Imre Olah on organ and Anastasia Rizikov…

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Music Toronto | André Laplante

March 10, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jane Mallet Theatre, 27 Front St. East
Toronto, ON M5E Canada

Quebec pianist André Laplante has performed extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia, and has released a series of ever more impressive CDs. Critics have compared him with Ashkenazy, Horowitz and Rudolph Serkin, placing him in the elite circle of virtuoso pianists who do not hesitate to take risks. Mozart: Fantasy in D Minor K.397 Mozart: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major K.282 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 6, Op. 10, No. 2 in F Major Jacques Hétu: Variations for…

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