In Lisbon, TalentFest Final Concerts Give Hope for the Future

PortugalPortugal Portugal Festival Verão Clássico 2019, TalentFest Concerts V-VI: Guilherme Alves, Martim Barbosa (clarinets); Luis Matos (English horn); Niek Baar, Claire Wells (violins); Mathis Rochat (viola); Miguel Braga, Mariona Camats i Torrents, Jeffrey Ho, Florianne Remme (cellos); Domingos Ribeiro (double bass); Roman Fediurko, Florent Ling (piano). Sala Luís de Freitas Branco, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal. 5-6.8.2019. (LV)

Violist Mathis Rochat (c) Rosa Maria Barrantes

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In Lisbon, TalentFest Heats Up Before the Finals

PortugalPortugal Beethoven, Bottesini, Debussy, Françaix, Poulenc, Mozart, Schumann, others: Janina Staub (soprano), Rosanna Cooper (mezzo-soprano), Calvin Kim, João Paiva, Julija Vrabec (clarinets), Charlotte Chahuneau, Lily Higson-Smith, Valerie Kim (violins), Julia Wawrowska (viola), Zhelin Wen, Gustavo Rocha (double basses). Sala Luís de Freitas Branco, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal, 1-4.8.2019. (LV)

Gustavo Rocha (c) Rosa Maria Barrantes

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Wide-Ranging Repertoire for Lisbon’s TalentFest I

PortugalPortugal Festival Verão Clássico 2019: TalentFest I: Heleen Goeminne (soprano), Anna Quadrátová (mezzo-soprano), Xabier Gullón (clarinet), Marrianne Liu, Eva Li, Seohee Min (violins), Miguel Sobrinho, Dana Lee (violas), Ayoun Kim, André Gunko, Sebastian Mansell (cellos), Caroline Peach (double bass), Wouter Valvekens, Florent Ling (pianos). Sala Luís de Freitas Branco, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal. 30.7.2019. (LV)

Heleen Goeminne (c) Rosa Maria Barrantes

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Beethoven Invigorates a Day of Chamber Music in Montréal

CanadaCanada Bach, Beethoven, Honegger, Ysaÿe: James Ehnes (violin), Andrew Armstrong (piano), Carissa Klopoushak, Christina Bouey, Amy Hillis, Emmanuel Vukovich (violins), Cameron Crozman (cello), Richard Raymond (piano). Bourgie Hall, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal. 14.6.2019. (LV)

James Ehnes (c) Ben Ealovega

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At the Montréal Chamber Music Festival, Ehnes and Armstrong Headline a Busy Day  

CanadaCanada Beethoven, Bach, Jeffrey Ryan, Prokofiev, Friedrich Hermann: James Ehnes (violin), Andrew Armstrong (piano); Martin Beaver, Heemin Choi, Amy Hillis, Byungchan Lee (violins), Carlos Avila (piano). Bourgie Hall, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal. 13.6.2019. (LV)

James Ehnes (violin) and Andrew Armstrong (piano) (c) Shira Gilbert

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Violinist Hao Zhou Wins Concours Musical International de Montréal

CanadaCanada Prokofiev, Sibelius, Brahms: Anna Lee (violin), Fumika Mohri (violin), Johanna Pichlmair (violin), Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal / Alexander Shelley (conductor). Maison Symphonique, Montréal. 5.6.2019. (LV)

Montréal Concours violin finalists: (l to r) Johanna Pichlmair, Hao Zhou,
Elli Choi, Christine Lim, Anna Lee, & Fumika Mohri (c) Tam Lan Truong

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