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Montreal, September 28, 2009 - On Saturday, October 10, at 7:30 PM, Louise Bessette will celebrate the 60th anniversary of French composer Bruno Ducol at the Auditorium Saint-Germain in Paris. On October 8, 9 and 10, there will be conferences, concerts and exhibition on Bruno Ducol's work. Louise Bessette will perform Six études de rythme op. 20, a piano solo work written for her. She has given the world premiere of the piece at the Maison de Radio-France in September 1992.

On Saturday, October 17, at 8 PM, "Almonte in concert" (Ontario) will present pianist Louise Bessette with an inspired and stimulating recital. On the theme "Eternal Chimes", the pianist will amplify the importance of chimes and bells as a means of inspirations for composers. Louise Bessette shall judiciously perform works by Alkan, Debussy, Ducol, Grieg, Liszt, Messiaen, Mompou, Murail, Pärt, Ravel, Scelsi and Turina. Added to this great list of composers will be three Canadian composers, Serge Arcuri, Alexina Louie and Serge Provost. The public is thus invited to appreciate how campaniles stood the test of time.

A captivating perfomer, Louise Bessette has forged herself a tremendous reputation for her inspired and energetic interpretation of twentieth-century music masterpieces. A versatile musician, 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. 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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