Style, energy, and a sense of risk. These four young Frenchman made the music smile. The Guardian Since their formation in 2012, Quatuor Van Kuijk has collected accolades: First, Best Beethoven and Best Haydn Prizes at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet competition, First Prize and an Audience Award at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, as well as becoming laureates of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy. Plus, they joined the ECHO Rising Stars roster for the 2017/2018 season. Currently BBC…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
After we announced the season and printed the brochure came this news. First violin Joseph Lin will leave the Juilliard at the end of this 2017-18 season. Before the quartet appears on Feb 14, 2019, Greek violinist Areta Zhulla will have joined them. Ms. Zhulla serves as the Starling Fellow teaching assistant to Itzhak Perlman in The Juilliard School and is a Juilliard graduate. Ms. Zhulla has appeared as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, Canada…Find out more »
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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