Music lovers are invited to renew the pleasure of hearing the formidable pianist Louise Bessette in two very different settings during the month of September 2007.
First, the pianist will play an outdoor recital in the charming village of Mont-Tremblant during the Féerie Musicale de Tremblant 2007. This recital given on one of the outdoor stages will take place on Saturday, September 1st at 5PM. Louise Bessette will perform tangos by Albeniz, Berkman, Kolb, Piazzolla, Sahl, Schimmel, Turina plus the famous Suite Andalouse by cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona. A bewitching evening to passionately emphasize the passing summer!
For a completely different change of pace, a spirited evening is planned for September 10th, 2007, at 8PM, at the hall Louis-Fréchette of the Grand Théâtre de Québec, as this accomplished chamber musician will join Quatuor Arthur-Leblanc to play three waltzes by Johann Strauss junior, in transcriptions by Berg, Schoenberg and Webern. This fisrt half of the opening concert of the Club Musical de Québec will charm the audience who will enjoy listening to the graceful Viennese waltzes Rosen aus dem Süden, op. 388, Schatzwalzer, op. 418 and Wein, Weib und Gesang, op. 333.
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.
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