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…Find out more »
The Lafayette has achieved more than 30 years as an ensemble – without a single change of personnel. Coaching with major quartets followed by important awards led to an enduring career. The LSQ have been artists-in-residence at the University of Victoria since 1991. The Saguenay (formed in 1989 as the Alcan) has developed a reputation for excellence throughout Canada and internationally since its formation over twenty five years ago. Based in Chicoutimi, Québec, it receives the unconditional support of the Orchestre symphonique…Find out more »
Cuban-born Hilario Durán grew up in Havana in a musical family, and immigrated to Canada in 1998. A giant of Afro-Cuban jazz, Hilario Durán performed with legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Michel Legrand and Arturo Sandoval. In his now 4-decade career, Durán has won multiple Junos and Canadian National Jazz Awards. For this special programme, Hilario will be joined by the Hilario Durán Trio: Hilario Durán – Piano, Roberto Occhipinti – Bass, Mark Kelso – Drums, and by Annalee Patipatanakoon…Find out more »
Formed in Israel nearly twenty years ago when its members were students, the Quartet was recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award. The Ariel serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music, where they play their own annual series of concerts in addition to their busy international touring schedule …vitality, clarity of line, depth of sound and an impeccable sense of direction. The Strad Neue Bahnen (New Paths) Schumann, Quartet No. 1 in A Minor,…Find out more »
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