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Friday, April 19, 2024

06apr7:30 pm9:30 pmPianists David Jalbert and Charles Richard-HamelinEvent Type Music7:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-03:00) St. Andrew's United Church, 6036 Coburg Road, Halifax, NS B3H 1Y9

Event Details

Cecilia Concerts presents an evening with multiple award-winning Québécois pianists David Jalbert and Charles Richard-Hamelin.

The two pianists, renowned for their individual artistry, are set to share the stage in a unique collaboration that brings together a wealth of skill and a shared passion for chamber music.

This event will bring together their extensive expertise in classical piano music, offering a program that spans various composers and styles. The repertoire includes the Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a piece celebrated for its intricate interplay between the two pianos. Sergei Rachmaninov’s “Russian Rhapsody” is known for its vibrant energy and complexity. The performers will also present several works by Franz Schubert, including the Allegro in A minor, ‘Lebensstürme,’ the Andantino varié from “Divertissement sur des motifs originaux français,” and the Fantaisie in F minor. These pieces were selected to highlight the pianists’ ability to convey a wide range of emotions and technical challenges.

A virtuoso with a warm, elegant style and a wide-ranging repertoire, pianist David Jalbert has established himself among the elite of his generation of classical musicians. Named by the CBC as one of the 15 best Canadian pianists of all time, Jalbert performs regularly as a soloist and recitalist in Canada and across the globe. His solo recordings – of the “Goldberg Variations,” the Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, of American, French and Russian piano music – have all garnered international praise in publications from Gramophone to France-Culture. An accomplished chamber musician, he is also a national and international prize winner. He holds degrees from the Juilliard School, the Glenn Gould School, Université de Montréal, and Conservatoire de Musique du Québec, and is now a Professor of Piano and the Head of the Piano Sector at the University of Ottawa, as well as a faculty member at the Orford Music Academy.

Charles Richard-Hamelin, silver medalist and recipient of the Krystian Zimerman Prize at the International Chopin Piano Competition is recognized as a leading pianist of his generation. Awarded the Prix Denise-Pelletier, he’s the youngest ever to receive this honour, reflecting his significant contributions to music. He has performed globally, including at major festivals and with top orchestras across Canada and internationally, collaborating with esteemed conductors and musicians. Richard-Hamelin, a graduate of McGill University, the Yale School of Music, and the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, has an impressive discography of eleven albums on the Analekta label, featuring works by Chopin, Mozart, and collaborations with notable artists. His recordings, awarded six Prix Félix and a JUNO Award, have earned international acclaim.

Their Halifax concert aims to showcase the collaborative potential and musical dialogue between two pianos, offering audiences an opportunity to experience the depth and variety of piano duo performances.


April 6, 2024 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-03:00)

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