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14/01/2019

THE GREAT CANADIAN ARTISTS: AN INTERVIEW WITH MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN

Marc-André Hamelin © Sim Cannety-Clarke

Pianist Marc-André Hamelin has emerged as one of the marvels of the twenty-first century. Few living pianists can match his transparency of articulation, rhythmic and tonal control and cunning virtuoso strength, and these characteristics are resoundingly illustrated in his recordings and concert performances of a vast range of nineteenth- and twentieth-century repertoire. His early – and indeed enduring – contribution lay in bringing technically-challenging works of lesser known and often forgotten composers to public attention, placing them on the world stage in the best light for others to absorb and study. In recent years, he has applied his interpretative and technical acumen to more mainstream literature with great success. Read more

Reverence and Distilled Beauty from Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan

17/12/2018

Various: Joanne Lunn (soprano), Ryo Terakado (violin), Liliko Maeda (traverse flute), Masamitsu San’nomiya (oboe), Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki (director/continuo), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 9.12.2018. (GN)

Joanne Lunn (soprano) with Masaaki Suzuki & Bach Collegium Japan © Jan Gates

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Wonderful Strength and Cohesion in Yefim Bronfman’s Brahms

17/12/2018

Brahms, Liszt, R. Strauss: Yefim Bronfman (piano), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Jun Märkl (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 8.12.2018. (GN)

Yefim Bronfman © Todd Rosenberg

Yefim Bronfman © Todd Rosenberg

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Keenlyside and Martineau on Top Form in German and French Repertoire

03/12/2018

Brahms, Poulenc, Ravel, Schubert: Sir Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 25.11.2018. (GN)

Sir Simon Keenlyside © Uwe Arens

Sir Simon Keenlyside © Uwe Arens

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A Revealing Distillation of ‘Life’ from Igor Levit

13/11/2018

Various composers (in arrangements by Igor Levit), ‘Life’: Igor Levit (piano), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 4.11.2018. (GN)

Igor Levit © Robbie Lawrence

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Scintillating Tchaikovsky from Xian Zhang

08/11/2018

Chang, Mozart, Tchaikovsky: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Xian Zhang (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 2.11.2018. (GN)

Xian Zhang and the VSO © Matthew Baird

Xian Zhang and the VSO © Matthew Baird

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Striking Coherence and Strength in Karen Gomyo’s Brahms

29/10/2018

 Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann: Karen Gomyo (violin), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Jeffrey Kahane (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 19.10.2018. (GN)

Karen Gomyo and the VSO © Matthew Baird

Karen Gomyo and the VSO © Matthew Baird

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Delightful Sextets from the Jerusalem Quartet and Friends

22/10/2018

R. Strauss, Schoenberg, Tchaikovsky: The Jerusalem String Quartet [Alexander Pavlovsky and Sergei Bresler (violins), Ori Kam (viola), Kyril Zlotnikov (cello)], Pinchas Zukerman (viola), Amanda Forsyth (cello), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 14.10.2018. (GN)

Jerusalem String Quartet © Felix Brode

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