Young Sheku Kanneh-Mason Lives up to His Billing

08/12/2017

Cassado, Beethoven, Shostakovich: Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 3.12.2017.  (GN)

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)

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Enthusiasm and Insight Propel the Start of Paul Lewis’s Haydn/Brahms Odyssey

24/11/2017

Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms: Paul Lewis (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 19.11.2017. (GN)

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Paul Lewis © Molina Visuals

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Gold Medalist Seong-Jin Cho Reveals Beauty and Command – and Innocence Too

22/11/2017

Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin: Seong-Jin Cho (piano), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 12.11.2017. (GN)

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Seong-Jin Cho © Harald Hoffman

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Gerhardt and Osborne Fight Adversity to Mine Musical Riches

14/11/2017

Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Brahms: Alban Gerhardt (cello), Steven Osborne (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 5.11.2017. (GN)

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Alban Gerhardt (c) Kaupo Kikkas

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Bramwell Tovey Takes on the Masterpieces in His Farewell Year

09/11/2017

Elgar – The Dream of GerontiusAnthony Dean Griffey (tenor), Susan Platts (mezzo-soprano), Nathan Berg (baritone), UBC University Singers & Choral Union (dir. Graeme Langager), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Bramwell Tovey (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 6.11.2017. (GN)

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Shostakovich, Higdon: Dame Evelyn Glennie (percussion), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Bramwell Tovey (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 28.10.2017.

Shostakovich – Symphony No.10 in E minor Op.93
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A Celebration of the Banff Competition-Winning Rolston Quartet and R. Murray Schafer

03/11/2017

Schubert, Schafer, Tchaikovsky: Rolston String Quartet [Luri Lee and Jeffrey Dydra (violins), Hezekiah Leung (viola), Jonathon Lo (cello)], Dunbar Ryerson United Church, Vancouver, 26.10.2017. (GN)

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Rolston String Quartet © Banff Centre

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A Charming Mix of Piano Competition Winners

02/11/2017

Beethoven, Schubert, Granados, Liszt: Zhang Zuo (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 15.10.2017. (GN)

Beethoven – 32 Variations in C minor, WoO80
Schubert – Sonata in C minor D958
GranadosGoyesca No.1 ‘Los Requiebros’
Liszt – ‘Vallée d’Obermann’ from Années de pèlerinage: Suisse; Rhapsodie Espagnole

Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Liszt: George Li (piano), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 22.10.2017.

Haydn – Sonata in B minor Hob.XVI:32 L.47
Chopin – Sonata No.2 in B flat minor Op.35
Rachmaninoff – Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op.42
Liszt – Consolation No.3 in D flat major S.172; Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 S.244/2

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George Li (c) Simon Fowler

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The Borodin Quartet Reveals the Art of Intimate Conversation

28/10/2017

Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich: Borodin Quartet [Ruben Aharonian and Sergei Lomovsky (violins), Igor Naidin (viola), Vladimir Balshin (cello)], Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver,17.10.2017. (GN)

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Borodin Quartet (c) Keith Saunders

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