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SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 7:30 PM

Saturday, January 20, 2018 – Ilya Poletaev

The Passionate Pianist

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 7:30 PM

Ilya PoletaevILYA POLETAEV, piano

From Moscow to Israel to Canada, Ilya Poletaev has been studying piano since the age of six. In 2010, he captured First Prize at the prestigious International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig and, as the winner, appeared in recital at the Leipzig Gewandhaus. He has expertise on a variety of keyboards and repertoire from the 16th -21st centuries. The Philadelphia Inquirer praised his “unfailingly gorgeous tone” in delivering “an interpretation of considerable individuality.” Mr. Poletaev is on staff at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music.

“All that he played [on piano and harpsichord] was deeply considered…His intelligence was luminous.” – The Berkshire Eagle

PROGRAMME:
Bach: Partita No. 6
Beethoven: Sonata Op. 109
Walter Buczynski: Sonata No. 12
Chopin:Nocturne in B major, Op. 62, No. 1; Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61; Selected Mazurkas

PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER CONCERT START TIME OF 7:30 PM

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Borromeo String Quartet

borromeo string quartetLeibquartett

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 7:30 PM

BORROMEO STRING QUARTET
Nicholas Kitchen, Kristopher Tong, violins
Mai Motobachi, viola

Yeesun Kim, cello

After more than a quarter century together, the Borromeo String Quartet “is simply the best there is on the planet!” (The Boston Globe) They are “…a fearless ensemble” who play with “ravishing fury!” (Gramophone Magazine)

“It is simply hubris to pen a critique of their performance!”– The Boston Musical Intelligencer

PROGRAMME:
Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, for string quartet
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
Sebastian Currier: String Quartet
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130, with Grosse Fugue (“Leibquartett”)

PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER CONCERT START TIME OF 7:30 PM

Saturday, March 17, 2018 – Chooi Brothers & Philip Chiu

Palette of Colours

SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 7:30 PM

Chooi and ChuiNikki Chooi, Timothy Chooi, violins
Philip Chiu, piano

Nikki Chooi was recently appointed Concertmaster of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Timothy Chooi captured the 2010 Grand Prix of the l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal at the age of 16.

For their Prairie Debut tour, these two brothers from Victoria are joined by pianist Philip Chiu, who was awarded the inaugural $125,000 Prix Goyer for “Extreme Emerging Artist” in classical music in 2015.

Art metaphors abound as critics extoll the “beauty of colour and tone” of the Chooi Brothers (The Edmonton Journal) and portray Philip Chiu as a “pianist-painter who turns every musical idea into a beautiful array of colours.” (La Presse)

PROGRAMME:
Moszkowski: Suite in G minor for 2 Violins and Piano
Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in D minor for Violin and Piano
Franck: Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano
Shostakovich: Five Pieces for 2 Violins and Piano
Sarasate: Navarra for 2 Violins and Piano

PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER CONCERT START TIME OF 7:30 PM