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Pianist Louise Bessette at the Salon Musicora in Paris, presented by the Conseil québécois de la Musique

Montreal, March 2nd, 2007: On Friday, March 16, at 6PM, within the prestigious Carrousel of the Louvre, in Paris, pianist Louise Bessette will give a solo recital as part of the Salon Musicora, THE annual French gathering for classical music. On the program, tangos by William Schimmel (Fromage dangereux), Astor Piazzolla (Adios Nonino), Isaac Albeniz (Tango opus 165 n°2, excerpts from Six feuilles d'album) and the Suite Andalucia by pianist and composer Ernesto Lecuona, one of the most important Cuban musicians of the first half of the XXe century.

A captivating performer, Louise Bessette has forged herself a tremendous reputation for her inspired and energetic interpretation of twentieth-century music masterpieces. A versatile musician with an acrobatic mastery of the keyboard, Louise Bessette is appreciated throughout the world. She performs frequently with renowned formations and is seen regularly in festivals throughout Europe and America. She won the First Prize at the Concours International de Musique Contemporaine in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the First Prize and the Special Prize for Piano at the International Gaudeamus Competition, the 1991 Flandre-Québec Award, and the Prix Opus for « soloist of the year » 1996-97, awarded by the Conseil Québécois de la Musique. Piano teacher at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal since 1996, she is transmitting to young virtuosos her passionate love of music.

Musicora is the meeting place above all else for professionals, musicians, music lovers and amateurs. Musicora creates a real synergy between all these players. This Salon has fast become a wordly manifestation, assembling the pros, the public, the passionnates and those with the know-how. Yearly, this incredible moment testifies that the world of classical music and its market are bursting with renewed energy.

Louise Bessette's concert at Musicora is made possible thanks to a grant from the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.

For more informations, please contact:
Louise Bessette

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