Canadian pianist with 4 Opus, 2 Félix awards and a 2004 Juno, performs worldwide in recital and with top orchestras, records for Analekta. Officer of the Order of Canada.
6th LMMC engagement.
Photo: Peter Schaaf
Canadian pianist André Laplante has firmly established himself as one of the great romantic virtuosos of his instrument. He has won prizes at the Sydney Competition, the Long-Thibaud and Tchaikovsky Competitions. In 2005, M. Laplante was named an Officer of the Order of Canada. In that same year, he was awarded the Opus Prize for Best Performer of the Year. In 1999, he received two Opus Awards for live performances: Best Concert in Montréal and Best Concert in Québec. More recently, in 2010 he received another Opus Prize, this time for Best Concert of the Year. An active recording artist, André Laplante’s releases on the Analekta label include works by Ravel and Rachmaninoff, an award-winning Brahms album (Félix 1996), and a Liszt recording (Félix 1995), which was voted best solo classical album of the year by the Toronto Star. M. Laplante has appeared as soloist with all the major Canadian orchestras as well as with the Chicago Symphony, the Czech Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic. As a juror, he has served at the Tchaikovsky, Honens and Kapell Competitions, among others.
6th LMMC appearance.


BEETHOVEN     Sonata in C major, Opus 53 'Waldstein' (1804)
(1770-1827)               Allegro con brio
                                   Introduzione: Adagio molto - attacca:
                                   Rondo: Allegro moderato

RAVEL                 Valses nobles et sentimentales (1911)
(1875-1937)               Modéré, très franc
                                   Assez lent, avec une expression intense
                                   Assez animé
                                   Presque lent, dans un sentiment intime
                                   Moins vif
                                   Epilogue: Lent

RAVEL                 Sonatine (1905)
(1875-1937)               Modéré
                                   Mouvement de Menuet

LISZT                   Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S. 171 (1853)
(1811-1886)               Allegro moderato - Allegretto

LISZT                   Vallée d’Obermann (1855)
(1811-1886)           (Années de pèlerinage, Première Année: Suisse)
                                   Lento assai - Più lento - Recitativo - Più  mosso -
                                   Presto - Lento