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Joliette, June 13, 2017 – Le Festival de Lanaudière announces a change of program for Marc-André Hamelin’s recital on Friday, July 21 at 8 p.m. at the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay in Joliette. The new program is as follows: Joseph Haydn – Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:48 Samuel Feinberg – Sonata No. 2 in A minor, Op. 2 Samuel Feinberg – Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 (Appassionata) Robert Schumann – Fantasy, Op. 17 For more information, please contact the Place des Arts box office at 514-842-2112 or 1-866-842-2112, or visit www.lanaudiere.org.

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Review of Final Round June 9 & 10, 2017 Bass Hall, Fort Worth The 15th presentation of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition cemented its position as one of the most influential piano competitions in the world today. Attracting nearly three hundred pianists from across the globe the competition affirmed its status as a career defining opportunity. On Saturday night, twenty eight year old South Korean pianist Yekwon Sunwoo was awarded the coveted gold medal at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. Sunwoo receives a cash award of $50,000 and three years career management. At a post concert press conference,…

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Finalists of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: Kenneth Broberg, 23, United States Rachel Cheung, 25, Hong Kong Yury Favorin, 30, Russia Daniel Hsu, 19, United States Yekwon Sunwoo, 28, South Korea Georgy Tchaidze, 29, Russia Each finalist will perform with the Brentano String Quartet on June 7–8, then with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Leonard Slatkin on June 9–10. See the complete Final Round schedule here. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness history in the making – watch as these six talents compete for gold! Click here to purchase single tickets. Experience The Cliburn Live in Sundance Square Friday, June 9 7:00–10:30 p.m. Free Final Round Simulcast in Sundance Square…

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Never forget that Maurice Ravel was more Basque than French. His rhythms and harmonies belong to the borderlands. He is happiest with the smell of Rioja in his nostrils. There must be other pianists who have paired Ravel’s two piano concertos on record with De Falla’s Nights in the Garden of Spain, but I can’t call any recent releases to mind. Or maybe Steven Osborne’s account is just so thrilling that it has erased them from memory. There is never a moment in this performance when you doubt the absolute rightness of his choices. In the Ravel G major, Osborne…

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Altogether 44 pianists have been selected for the Fourth International Maj Lind Piano Competition to be held in Helsinki, Finland on August 17–31, 2017. They represent 16 nationalities: South Korea (10 competitors), Finland (6), United States (5), Russia (4), China (3), Germany (3), Indonesia (2), Israel (2), Italy (2), Spain (1), Georgia (1), Great Britain (1), Canada (1), Norway (1), Ukraine (1) and New Zealand (1). See the list of competitors below. The competition received a record 195 applications by the deadline on April 24. The participants in the first round were selected by a competition team on the basis of video…

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Attend in Person Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Bass Performance Hall Fort Worth, Texas USA May 25–June 10, 2017 It happens only every four years, and it’s almost here. Be there in person to cheer on your favorites and to experience the exhilaration of exceptional live performances. Click here to purchase single tickets, starting at just $10. Act now to ensure your spot and reserve your preferred seating! For premium keyboard seating in the orchestra section, purchase a Complete Subscription at the Platinum or Golden Circle levels. Watch the Webcast The Competition webcast will be better than ever, thanks to a major new media partnership with medici.tv—the world’s leading classical…

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Montreal, Friday, May 12, 2017 – The First Prize winner of the CMIM (Concours musical international de Montréal) 2017 piano edition, Hungarian Zoltán Fejévári, and three past First Prize winners of the CMIM—soprano Measha Brueggergosman (2002), pianist Serhiy Salov (2004) and violinist Benjamin Beilman (2010)—performed for a full house at the Maison symphonique. They were accompanied by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) led by conductor Claus Peter Flor. The gala highlighted the competition’s 15th anniversary and Montreal’s 375th. For this occasion, several key Montréal figures were in attendance, including CMIM spokesperson Robert Charlebois, actress Anne Dorval, and musician and…

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The trouble with keeping records is that library science has yet to devise a method of telling you where any piece of music will be just when you really need it. The Schumann piano concerto, for instance. If I look under Schumann, I find two versions. But then there are four more under Grieg – that’s how the record industry likes to pair them up – and heaven knows how many more in box sets of the lifetime works of individual great pianists. Online, it’s no easier, since the same recording will crop up a dozen times under different covers…

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Hungarian pianist Zoltán Fejérvári emerged victorious in this year’s Concours Musical International de Montréal. Italian pianist Giuseppe Guarrera received the second prize, and Stefano Andreatta, also of Italy, finished third. The announcement came after the second of evening of finals on Wednesday, May 10th at the Maison Symphonique de Montréal. The last three finalists took the stage to perform some of the most iconic concertos of the piano repertoire, accompanied by the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal under Claus Peter Flor. First up was Yejin Noh of South Korea. Noh seemed nervous in her performance of Tchaikovsky’s Concerto no. 1. The…

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The first evening of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal finals took place Tuesday, May 9th at 7:30 pm at the Maison Symphonique de Montréal. Three promising young pianists took the stage, accompanied by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal under guest conductor Claus Peter Flor. All three showed thorough technical command and seemed undaunted by the magnitude of the event, yet each was also wholly distinct in their musical personality. Dutch/Spanish pianist Alberto Cano Smit opened the evening with a beautiful account of Brahms’s Concerto no. 1. Cano Smit’s performance had a truly storytelling quality due to the distinct…

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