Montréal, April 29, 2019 – Four Pro Musica concerts will pay tribute to the works of Ludwig van Beethoven in a novel celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth (December 1770). The prestigious Pierre-Rolland series will translate into four concerts dedicated to this ingenious musician: a solo, duo, trio and quartet recital performed according to the four major schools of musical interpretation: French, German, Québec and Russian.
This series – Beethoven 1,2,3,4 – will be presented in the Pierre Mercure Hall of the Pierre-Péladeau Centre, so named in honour of this major patron and great Beethoven admirer.
1 – Bertrand Chamayou, dubbed “the new prince of French piano” and described as follows by the newspaper Le Figaro: “Chamayou, the pilgrim of the soul, doesn’t care about demonstrating his power or dexterity; he doesn’t perform a feat. What he does is make music and tell a story with intelligence and an eloquence unique to the greats.” March 8, 2020.
2 – Isabelle Faust (violin) “devilishly heavenly” and Alexander Melnikov (piano) “the master of colours…”, two internationally renowned and incredibly talented musicians will perform Beethoven’s Sonatas for violin and piano No. 1 Op. 12 in D major and No. 5 in F major Op. 24. November 21, 2019.
3 – Kerson Leong (violin) “from young prodigy to major artist”, Stéphane Tétreault (cello) “ingenious performer” and Serhiy Salov (piano) “exceptional pianist and concert performer distinguished by his rigour and virtuosity”: this highly renowned Canadian trio will be in Montréal to perform the Trio No. 5 in D major “Ghost”, Op. 70, No. 1. April 9, 2020.
4 – The Borodine Quartet “one of the greatest quartets of recent decades — a legendary quartet” which, with this series, will be inaugurating a program showcasing the Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 18. For more than 70 years, the Borodine Quartet has been recognized as the standard in the performance of chamber music. November 1st, 2019.
With 1, 2, 3 or 4 musicians, Pro Musica’s Pierre-Rolland series will be offering fans of Beethoven’s music special opportunities to enjoy, for the greater pleasure of one and all, the talents of its guest performers.
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