Bourgie Hall presents

Louise Bessette & Corey Hamm

For their very first concert as a duo, these two outstanding pianists will present a vibrantly coloured program.

Louise Bessette, piano

Louise Bessette has been renowned over her 35 year career for the excellence of her performances and for her commitment to promoting contemporary music. Numerous organizations and international competitions have seen fit to reward her talent, and her reviews are constantly laudatory. She has recorded a wide variety of repertoire both as a soloist and with chamber ensembles, appearing the world over with distinguished orchestras and by invitation to many first-rate festivals. Many composers write especially for her. Beyond her exceptional performance career, Mrs. Bessette is a significant figure in the musical world, promoting contemporary music every chance she gets, and creating the opportunity for composers to showcase their talents alongside performers, in activities and collaborations that essentially enrich our cultural panorama.

Corey Hamm, piano

Pianist Corey Hamm is establishing a unique musical profile performing widely in North America and in Asia as both soloist and chamber musician. His CD of Frederic Rzewski’s hour-long solo piano epic The People United Will Never Be Defeated! won Spotify’s Best Classical Recording 2014, and Best Classical Recording at the 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards.

Corey Hamm has commissioned, premiered and recorded over two hundred works by composers from all over the world. These commissions have been for solo piano, various chamber music formations as well as concerti.

Arno BABADJANIAN and Alexander ARUTIUNIAN Armenian Rhapsody
Petros SHOUJOUNIAN “Group of Seven” Musical Exhibition (world premiere)
RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 7:30pm
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