Syrinx Concerts Toronto May 26, 2019
The Quatuor Arthur-LeBlanc is widely recognized as one of Canada's finest string ensembles. As of September 2005, the QAL proudly assumed the role of quartet-in-residence at the Université Laval in Quebec City. In addition to their role as invited professors in the Laval string faculty, where they also teach chamber music, the members of the QAL pursue the highest levels of artistic excellence in their national and international appearances. The quartet frequently plays on Canadas major concert stages and also tours abroad, including a performance at Carnegie Hall and several tours in Japan. Festival performances include Ottawa, Festival of the Sound, Domaine Forget, Orford, Ravinia, and Santander (Spain). Named after the great Acadian violinist, the Arthur-LeBlanc Quartet was founded in 1988 with the support of the Université de Moncton, the Canada Council for the Arts and Radio-Canada. The Quatuor Arthur-LeBlancs recording of Shostakovichs 15 string quartets on the XXI-21 label is the first by a Canadian quartet. Since its creation, the quartet has been recognized and encouraged by the Canada and New Brunswick Arts Councils, CBC Radio, Radio-Canada and the Jeunesses Musicales of Canada. In 1998, the quartet was awarded the JMCs Cécile-Mesnard-Pomerleau prize, for remarkable contribution to the organization.
Ishay Shaer "A serious force to be reckoned with ... Ishay Shaer is a vibrant, vital pianistic alchemist who injects every piece he plays with passion, soul and a puckish sense of showmanship." 2018-04-20 Bristol St. George's. Having performed in numerous concerts throughout the world to great critical acclaim, Ishay Shaer is quickly becoming one of the leading pianists of his generation. Ishay Shaer was awarded first prize in the 2006 Newport International Competition in the UK, and a year later won third prize in the "Silvio Bengalli" International Piano Competition in Italy. He has received several other awards, including the prestigious Clairmont prize and he was a prizewinner at the 2009 International Beethoven Competition in Bonn.
Oskar Morawetz (1917- 2007) is one of Canada's leading and most frequently performed composers. His orchestral compositions have been programmed in North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia by nearly 120 orchestras and by such outstanding conductors including Zubin Mehta, Gunther Herbig, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Adrian Boult, and many prominent Canadian conductors. Many internationally acclaimed soloists have performed and recorded his compositions including Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Glenn Gould, and Metropolitan Opera singers such as Jon Vickers and Maureen Forrester.
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