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.
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 Competition and the Tchaikovsky Competition. In 2005, 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 Montreal and Best Concert in Quebec. 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. 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, and many others. 7th appearance.


MOZART            Piano Sonata in E flat major, K. 282 (1774)

(1756-1791)                Adagio     
                                    Menuetto I-II

SCHUBERT        Sonata in A major, D. 664 (1819)
(1797-1828)               Allegro moderato

LISZT                  Funérailles, S. 173 No. 7 (1849)

BRAHMS            Sonata in F minor, Opus 5 (1853)
(1833-1897)               Allegro maestoso
                                   Andante expressivo - Andante molto
                                   Scherzo: Allegro energico
                                   Intermezzo: Andante molto
                                   Finale: Allegro moderato ma rubato