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Master class with pianist Louise Bessette

The pianist Louise Bessette will be giving a masterclass at the Canadian Cultural Centre on February 2nd at 10 am. The program will include works by Brahms, Debussy, Dutilleux and Ravel. The Canadian Cultural Centre was established in Paris in 1970 by Canada's Department of External Affairs to foster the dissemination of Canadian culture. Reservations: 01 44 43 24 95, .

February 2, 2006 - from 10 am to 1 pm
Canadian Cultural Centre
5, rue de Constantine 75007 Paris

Concours International de piano XXe siècle d'Orléans

Louise Bessette will be a member of the jury at the 7th Concours International de Piano XXe siècle d'Orléans (France). In addition to the President, Alicia Terzian (Argentina), Diane Andersen (Belgium), Michel Decoust (France), Bruce Brubacker (U.S.A.), Yonty Solomon (England), and Li Qing Yang (China) will also take part in the jury.

The 2006 edition will be held from January 30 to February 7, 2006. Forty-odd candidates from around the world are participating in the competition. The piece Série noire (for piano and electronics), by composer Pierre Jodlowski, was commissioned by the 7th Concours International d'Orléans and will be premiered at the Finals on February 7.

Concours International de Piano XXe siècle d'Orléans
46ter, rue Sainte Catherine, 45000 Orléans

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