Hailed as one of the great romantic virtuosos, Canadian pianist André Laplante graduated from École Vincent d’Indy with a Master’s degree and furthered his studies in Paris and in New York. He gained international attention by winning prizes at the Geneva and Sydney International Piano Competitions, then capturing the silver medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1978. In addition to his career as a recitalist, Mr. Laplante appears as soloist with major orchestras, and tours extensively in Europe, North America, the Far East and Australia, performing with such distinguished orchestras and conductors as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Andrew Davis. He also appears at major music festivals, the Salzburg Festival and the Festival international de Lanaudière, a.o. Among his awards he holds the 2004 Juno Award for orchestral recordings and two Opus Awards for live performances; in 2005 he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Second LMMC engagement.
SCHUBERT Moments musicaux nos 1, 2, 3, Opus 94 D.780
1. in C major: Moderato
2. in A flat major: Andantino
3. in F minor: Allegro moderato
HAYDN Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6
‘Sonata, un piccolo divertimento’
BEETHOVEN Sonata in C major, Opus 53 ‘Waldstein’
Allegro con brio
Introduzione: Adagio molto – attaca:
Rondo: Allegretto moderato
CHOPIN Fantasy in F minor, Opus 49
PROKOFIEV Sonata in B flat major, Opus 83