Marc-André Hamelin and the Doric String Quartet explore new repertoire in Vancouver

CanadaCanada Sibelius, Hamelin, Dvořák: Marc-André Hamelin (piano); Doric String Quartet [Alex Redington and Ying Xue (violins), Hélène Clément (viola), John Myerscough (cello)], Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 16.2.2020. (GN)

Doric String Quartet © George Garnier

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PIANIST LOUIS LORTIE IN CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY NEWMAN

Louis Lortie talks to Geoffrey Newman

Louis Lortie © Elias Photography

There are few Canadian musicians who have exhibited such consistency, versatility and high standards in performance as Montreal-born pianist Louis Lortie.

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Authentic but ambivalent Beethoven from Faust, Queyras and Melnikov in Vancouver

CanadaCanada Beethoven: Isabelle Faust (violin), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Alexander Melnikov (piano). Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 9.2.2020. (GN)


Faust Queyras Melnikov Trio © Josep Molina

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Gidon Kremer returns to Schumann transcriptions in a wide-ranging Vancouver concert

CanadaCanada Moussa, Schumann, Bruckner: Gidon Kremer (violin), Michael Abramovich (piano), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Otto Tausk (conductor). Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 1.2.2020. (GN)

Gidon Kremer (violin), Otto Tausk (conductor) and the VSO © Matthew Baird

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Jun Märkl’s dark Fantastique highlights an all-French evening

CanadaCanada Boulez, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz: István Várdai (cello), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Jun Märkl (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 26.1.2020. (GN)

Cellist István Várdai and conductor Jun Märkl © Matthew Baird

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